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Welcome to our Joy To The World page!


Our heart in this season is to see every heart and home in Co. Offaly have an opportunity to connect with the hope, peace and love of God our creator in new and fresh ways. Each of the gatherings included below are free Christmas events for you and your family. An opportunity to create memories together around the message of Christmas. 


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What's On

Refresh, Joy to the World Christmas Bash


Sunday 10th December 7:30PM | Doors open 7PM Methodist Tullamore - 7 Church Street, R35 HD99 Sunday services 12PM & 7PM(2nd Sun of the month)

Cosplay Christmas


Sunday 17th December 11AM | Doors open 10:30AM Tullamore Presbyterian - 45 High St., Tullamore Sunday services 11AM

Carols by Candlelight


Saturday 24th Dec 6:30PM | Doors open 6PM Tullamore Presbyterian Church - 45 High St. Tullamore Sunday services 11AM

Christmas Spectacular


Saturday 16th December 6PM | Doors open 5:30PM Cornerstone Slieve Bloom Church - 3 Sragh Avenue, Tullamore Sunday services 10:30AM

Birr Churches Together - Joy to the World Annual Christmas Carol

Bir Methodist Church

Sunday 17th December 7:30PM | Doors open 7PM Birr Methodist Church - Emmet St. R42 KC42 Sunday Service 10:15AM (1st Sunday of the month) 12PM New Life Church - 5 Syngefield Retail Park Birr R42 PR27 Sunday Service 10AM

Christmas Coffee Morning

Free hot drinks || New Life Church Birr

Saturday 16th Dec 10AM - 12 PM New Life Church 5 Syngefield Retail Park Birr R42 PR27 Sunday Service 10AM


Praying you have a hope filled, peaceful and blessed Christmas and know that you are valued and loved. Our team and the churches in Offaly are praying for you and ready to welcome you when you visit.

Making room for God

If you would like to reconnect with God now, it starts with communicating & acknowledging your need for him. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent) and ask for God's forgiveness. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit.


You can pray a prayer like this one: 

"Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I want to turn from my sins, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe He died for my sins and that You raised Him to life. I want Him to come into my life and to take control. I want to trust Jesus as my Saviour and follow Him as my Lord from this day forward. Thank you for depositing your Holy Spirit in me now, as a comfort, helper, teacher and friend. I commit to walk in your ways. In Jesus' Name I pray, amen."

If you prayed this prayer today or at one of the Joy To The World Christmas Events we would love to hear from you.

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Join us as we journey with Elfie to help her find the ultimate Christmas selfie. 


We’ll meet Snowman, Reindeer, Santa, Donkey and Angel along the way, who help to find all that’s needed to create the greatest Christmas selfie and discover who it is that makes Christmas truly incredible. 

Teachers, please take at look at some helpful resources to use with your pupils. You can download the video resource ahead of time, so you don’t need to worry about any issues in the classroom!


Hey! Happy Christmas. Thanks for visiting!

So, you scanned our QR code. I’m guessing you want to know what the big message is…


…you can check it out in this short video!


We hope you enjoyed it and what a message of hope and joy we have this Christmas.

If you are looking for more content to watch or you are a teacher wanting to access the resources for Religion Classes then please see below.

We have partnered with our friends at SU Ireland who have produced an incredible 3 part series called NUA: Christmas. You can also download the PDFs and the videos to use in your classroom.


Episode 1: The Origins of Christmas


Episode 2: The Unexpected Christmas


Episode 3: The Meaning of Christmas

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