Thursday, 21 July 2016

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016

Church Services Holywood & Holywood Station

Church Information
Holywood Station Chaplain is Padre Colin Bell, Chaplain 1 SCOTS, who is available to help with all spiritual and pastoral issues. Mob: 07824 607674
St George’s church in Palace Barracks is used for special Battalion Services, for example, Remembrance Sunday and services to mark specific events in the history of the Regiment and Battalion.
There are lots of other local churches to choose from, all close to the Barracks, for example, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Baptist.
Knocknagonney Church Of Ireland is within walking distance.
There is also a Prayer Room in the Chaplaincy Centre for those from all World Faiths. 
The Chaplaincy Centre is on the 1st floor of the Education Centre Building. 
Knocknagoney church of Ireland
13a knocknagoney Rd Belfast BT4 2NR
Tel: 028 9076 0420
Morning worship 1130hrs

St Colmcille’s Church (Roman Catholic)
2a My Lady’s Mile, Holywood, BT18 9EW
Tel: 028 9042 2167
Sunday Mass 1000hrs & 1200hrs

Holywood Baptist Church
Belfast Rd Holywood BT18 6ES
Tel: 028 9042 1519
Morning Worship 1030hrs

Holywood Methodist
Church Rd Holywood
Tel: 028 9147 3486
Morning Worship 1100hrs

1st Holywood Presbyterian Church
7 Bangor Rd Holywood BT18 0NU
Tel: 028 9042 5035
Morning worship 1100hrs

St Philip & St James Church of Ireland
71 Church Rd Holywood BT18 9BX
Tel: 028 9042 3622
Family Service 0945hrs.
Morning Worship 1130hrs.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Do you know your housing options?

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Tickets for Troops

Tickets for Troops (TFT) was set up in 2009 to provide members of the Armed Forces with free tickets for major sporting events, theatre performances, music concerts and cultural attractions. 
Since launching TFT has been donated over 850,000 tickets and over 140,000 troops have registered on the website. 
Tickets are available on the TFT website to troops who are currently serving or who have been medically discharged since 2001. 
Tickets For Troops has teamed up with a wide range of organisations and has been able to offer free tickets to a huge number of high profile events, including The London Olympics and Paralympics, Invictus Games, The BRIT Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival, Formula One British Grand Prix, the FA Cup, Les Misérables, The Ideal Home Show, Premier League Football, the Aviva rugby Premiership, The British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The Calling Festival, Coldwell Boxing, darts and many others. 
This initiative has attracted maximum support from a host of Patrons, including James Blunt, Steve Hayes, WO1 Kim Hughes GC and Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron. 
Troops are encouraged to go online and register at to take advantage of the fantastic tickets available for our Armed Forces

Monday, 11 July 2016

CarillionAmey - 10 Facts on the Walk Away Scheme

We have also added a new 'Walk Away Scheme' video to our website aimed at simply explaining how the scheme works.

National Insurance Credits for partners of Armed Forces personnel overseas after 6 April 1975

From 6 April 2016, spouses and civil partners of Service personnel will be able to apply for a new type of National Insurance (NI) credit to protect their State Pension.

The new Class 3 NI credits have been introduced in recognition of the fact that accompanying on deployment overseas may have affected a Service spouse or civil partner’s ability to work and pay NI contributions. This could potentially result in a gap in their NI record and could affect the amount of State Pension they receive in retirement. 

The new DWP credits have been taken forward under the Armed Forces Covenant, which states that members of the Armed Forces and their families should receive fair treatment from the nation which they serve. More information about the Armed Forces Covenant can be found at 

It is estimated that this could benefit up to 20,000 individuals, ensuring that they do not miss out on their State Pension.