A warm welcome to our new website which we hope you will find helpful and encouraging.

Rathgar Methodist Church is situated in a richly ecumenical part of south Dublin and has been serving the community here since 1874. We are situated at the junction of Brighton Road and Garville Avenue, within easy reach of Harold’s Cross, Terenure and Rathmines.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors, whether to our 11.30 am service on Sunday morning or to any of our weekly activities or special events, details of which you can find by following the links provided.

For further information, please contact our minister, Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson at 4974674 or at [email protected] who will be happy to help you. 


Exploring issues of social justice and inclusion within our faith communities. Each week from 21st February to 14th March in the Rathgar / Terenure area.  See the Upcoming Events page for more details or click here.



Even the desert will blossom with flowers.
That's what you tell us, Lord.
And in some most desolate
And inhospitable places of this earth
That's how it sometimes is.
In parched, infertile ground
Made thirsty for water
Under an unrelenting sun,
In your season and your time
A great technicolour spectacle of flowers
Bursts forth with unexpected joy,
Surprising the desert landscape
In which it has its roots.




Upcoming Services:

4th February                 Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson (HC)

11th February                Rev. Mark Forsyth

18th February                Gordon Irons (LENT 1)

25th February                Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson (LENT 2)

4th March                      Rev. Mark Forsyth (HC + LENT 3)






The Coffee Dock is situated in the foyer of the church and is open three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, selling coffees, teas, biscuits and crafts created by our friends in Phakamisa in South Africa, from 10.30am. All are welcome. Click here to read more about Phakamisa.

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David Holmes is interested in hearing from any small groups who are interested in using the Coffee Dock as a meeting place for their activities on Mondays, Wednesdays or Friday mornings  from 10.30am-12.00pm. Please contact him on 087-2449181.