Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to St. John the Baptist Church in the parish of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

The church is built on land given for the purpose by Valentine Lawless, 2nd Baron Cloncurry, whose summer residence was nearby Maretimo House. The building of the church commenced with the laying of a single foundation stone on the feast of St. John the Baptist, 24 June 1842. Building completed in 1845 and the church was dedicated on 14 September 1845 by the Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Murray, Archbishop of Dublin.

The church was built as a replacement of the chapel of the Carmelite monastery on Sweetman's Avenue. The old chapel was demolished and another chapel built in its place which can now be seen as part of the Blackrock Hospice.

The area the church occupies, first came under the parish of Monkstown. Later, after the reformation, the area came under the parish of Booterstown. It was 1922 when the parish of Blackrock came into being.

Mass Times

St. John The Baptist, Blackrock

Daily Mass available via webcam. Sunday:
12.00 noon

Monday to Friday:
1. 05 p.m.

6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass.


Re-Opening of our Church

May 7, 2021

The priests of the Parish and the Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to announce the re-opening of St. John the Baptist Church, Blackrock on Monday 10th May, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Due to Covid -19 restrictions the maximum number of people permitted to enter, will be 100 in two sections:

Section Pod A

Section Pod B

  • Strict social distancing must be adhered to (2 metres).
  • Signage in the Church must be followed.
  • Face Masks must be worn.
  • Hands must be sanitised.
  • Strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service.
  • Sit only in designated areas

Mass Times

  • Monday to Friday 1.05 p.m.
  • Saturday Vigil 6.30 p.m.
  • Sunday 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon.

Masses will still be live streamed on www.sjb.ie

We greatly missed your participation in Church services over the past months, and we look forward to seeing our parishioners share in the liturgies in our Church.

May the Lord keep us safe and well as we look forward to a brighter future.


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