DAYBREAK Introduction

Roger Cooke

Rector St Patrick's St Andrew's



St Patrick's

The Parish Centre

50 Brook Street, Coleraine,

Co Londonderry.

BT52 1PY.


Tel: 02870344213


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We understand when your family is composed of tiny tots your day starts very early! Our Daybreak service is somewhere where the whole family from grannies to great grandchildren can be at church and not be totally frazzled!


Each Sunday morning around 9:30am we meet together in the big hall and share breakfast - coffee, tea and croissants with toast, fresh fruit and juice for the kids.The service starts at 10:00am with the kid's slot, after which the children and young people head off for a separate teaching time, while the adults stay put for the informal worship and teaching.


Daybreak has been running for just over  year and most weeks we have about 200 who come along. Sunday school numbers are up and creche is bursting at the seams. One of the exciting offspins is that our 1-15 year olds are really enjoying eating breakfast together before heading off to Pathfinders - they now enjoy each week as opposed to being dragged along and they actually encourage their parents to attend! Instead of picking

and choosing special Sundays to come, families are attending week by week and get to meet up with other families and get to know each other so much better. They hang around after the service, maybe head off to a nearby cafe for another coffee or go for a walk together. Its a relaxed, refreshing time when all ages can worship together.


As Daybreak finishes, Sunday School teachers head up the hill for the 11:00am or come along at 6:00pm for the evening service. It has been so much more than we could have ever imagined and now when we meet together at holiday times up the hill, we discover that the church is growing and developing in all directions.


Daybreak meets during term time. If you havn't experienced Daybreak why don't you come along some Sunday morning and try it for yourself. Join us! and tell you friends and neighbours.

Alice McAlary