About Us

Our Story

St Mary’s is a vibrant and growing church right in the heart of the Ballybeen Estate on the edge of East Belfast.

We are part of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Down and Dromore, a group of over 70 parishes led by Bishop David McClay. We started life in the mid-1960s as a church plant from St Elizabeth’s, Dundonald, whose vision was to see a thriving Church of Ireland congregation serving the needs of this new and growing community.


Regular People, Remarkable Community.

That vision is now our reality. Our church family is now made up of a diverse group of people whose lives have been transformed by Jesus. Many of us live in Ballybeen, but others live in the wider Dundonald area and even further afield. However, one thing we all share is a passionate desire to see lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God, as the Kingdom of God grows both in and through our church.