Category: Church Services

Holy Week services

Palm Sunday, 14 April
There will be a united service at 10am in St James’ Church, Athboy. There will be no service in Trim on that day, as the parish has been invited to pre-record the Easter Sunday service for broadcast on RTÉ 1 (for those attending the recording in RTÉ studios, the bus will depart from the Diocesan Hall at 12.15pm).

Wednesday, 17 April
There will be Holy Communion in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim at 10.30am and Evening Service in St James’ Church, Athboy at 8pm.

Maundy Thursday, 18 April
The Eucharist will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim at 7.30pm.

Good Friday, 19 April
The annual Ecumenical Walk will begin at 12pm at St Patrick’s Church in Trim. There will also be services at 2.30pm in St James’ Church, Athboy and at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Easter Sunday, 21 April
Easter Sunday services will be held at the usual times of 10am in St James’ Church, Athboy and 11.30am in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Easter Sunday service to be broadcast on RTÉ 1

RTÉ 1 television and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra will broadcast a Eucharist service on Easter Sunday, 21st April.

The service will be celebrated by the Very Revd Paul Bogle, who will be joined by the Meath Diocesan Choir and parishioners from the parishes of Trim and Athboy.

The service will be recorded in RTÉ’s studios on Palm Sunday, 14 April. To take part in this service, parishioners can add their names to the list in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim or by emailing

Transport will be available on the day, with the recording taking most of the afternoon to complete.

St James’ Church, Athboy, will hold a united service for both Trim and Athboy parishes at 10am on Palm Sunday. There will be no 11.30am service in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim, on that day.

For further information, please email

Christmas services

Christmas services will be held in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim and St. James’ Church, Athboy as follows:

Christmas Eve

11.30pm – Eucharist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Christmas Day

10am – Eucharist at St. James’ Church, Athboy.
11.30am – Eucharist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Carol services

Trim and Athboy parishes will also host a number of carol services, which you are warmly invited to attend. The details are as follows:

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols – December 21, Trim

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Meath Diocesan Choir will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim from 7.30pm.

Athboy Parish Carol Service – December 23, Athboy

Athboy Parish Carol Service will be held in St. James’ Church at 4pm. Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments will be served after the service.

Rededication of stained glass windows in Trim Cathedral

The newly-restored stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Trim were re-dedicated by Bishop Pat Storey at a special service on 2 December 2018.

Pictured above (from left) are: John Arnold; Bishop Pat Storey; Dean Paul Bogle; Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive at Meath County Council; and Cllr Noel French.

For more photos from the service, click here.