about us

We are a group of ordinary people whose lives have been changed by the extraordinary message of Jesus. We have been meeting together in Castlebar since 2012 to listen to what the Bible has to say, because we believe that what God has to say changes lives. Those who gather together each week are from many different backgrounds - some have already committed themselves to following Jesus, while others are still investigating what the Bible says.

We are Christians, not Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, or a cult. We are part of Calvary Mission, a Christian organisation which has been spreading the good news of Jesus throughout Co. Mayo for over fifteen years.

We would love to give you the opportunity to get to know Jesus for yourself. We find that many people in Castlebar know about God, but don't really know him for themselves. But through the Bible, you have the opportunity to start a relationship with the creator of the universe. Perhaps you have questions about God, about the meaning of life, or about suffering. Why not join us to see what the Bible says about these issues? You would be welcome to come to any of our meetings.


Stephen Childs

Stephen Childs is the pastor of Calvary Church Castlebar. "Pastor" is the Bible's term for the person responsible for leading the church and teaching the Bible on a regular basis. He is also a tutor with Crosslands, which provides in-context Bible training. He was born in the UK, grew up in Limerick, and lives in Castlebar since 2012. He is married to Nikki, and has 4 children. Nikki is also involved in the work of the church, especially with teaching the Bible to children.

Helen Sheridan
Larry Dunne

Helen Sheridan's main responsibility is to work with women in the church and community, helping them to learn from the Bible and to live for Jesus in every area of life. She grew up in Liverpool, but her parents are from Co. Mayo. She worked in London for many years, and this was where she came to understand the good news of Jesus for the first time. Before coming to Ireland in 2016 she was working with a church in London.

Larry Dunne is an evangelist - he has been sharing the good news of Jesus with people across Ireland for over 30 years. Originally from Co. Dublin, he moved Castlebar in the early 00s and these days moves between the US and Ireland. He spends most of his time talking to people across Mayo about spiritual matters. He is married to Kathy, and has 3 children.