Killarney Methodist Church

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Spence Rev. Karen Spence is the minister in Killarney and also has responsibility for the work in Kenmare & Millstreet.

She and her husband Edwin live in Killarney.

Prior to July 2008 there was not a full-time minister stationed in
Killarney (the church being administered from Cork) but, being
encouraged by the work being done in Killarney & Kenmare, the
Methodist Conference in 2008 agreed that a minister should be
stationed in Killarney.
The introduction of Methodism into "The Kingdom (of Kerry)" dates
from 1790 when, Charles Graham, a native Irish speaker,
was appointed missionary in Cork and Kerry.  He was so
successful that he won for himself the name of the
"Apostle of Kerry" and by 1796 a small congregation
was meeting in Killarney.
Methodist work also started in Tralee, Milltown and Killorglin.

The present church in Killarney, built in 1911, was the only
Methodist Church building to survive in Kerry until 2011 when a new church was opened in Kenmare due to the growing needs of the congregation based there.
For many years the church in Killarney was only open during
summer months for the use of visitors, with faithful preachers travelling from Cork. 
However in the 1990's, due to the energetic and godly ministry of Jean & Ed. Ritchie, pastoral assistants originally connected with the church in Cork,  the church, identifying opportunities in the local community, put in place a programme of spiritual and social caring during the week.  Jean & Ed. retired at the end of 2017.

KillarneySide By 2003 it was apparent that the original church buildings were
not adequate for all the activities taking place during the week
and plans were drawn up for an extension at the back of the
building.  The new building was tastefully designed to
complement the older buiding, and was officially opened by the
President of the Methodist Church in Ireland,
Rev. Dr. Brian Fletcher on 21 May 2005.
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Views of a typical Sunday congregation

Killarney Weekly Programme

  Sunday Worship
11.00am (summer months also at 9.00am)

  Intercessory Prayer 
10.00am each Sunday 

  Bible Study
Wednesday 7.30pm
  Soul Food Feeding our souls, hearts, minds and tummies
Friday 11.00am
  Men's Breakfast A time of fellowship, breakfast and guest speaker     
Last Saturday of each month @ 8.30am
  Small Groups Gneeveguilla, Killarney & Castleisland
(ring Karen for details)
Call in to pick up a free Bible, the latest VOX magazine or Our Daily Bread.

New activities being added regularly, further information may be received from
Rev. Karen Spence (064-6631613) or