Portarlington Union of Parishes

Service Times

St Paul Portarlington


10.00am : 1st & 3rd Sunday Easter-Oct

St John Monasterevan
10.00am: 2nd & 4th

10.00am: 1st & 3rd

Church Of The Ascension Rathdaire

About Us

Portarlington Union is based around the towns of Monasterevin in County Kildare and Portarlington in County Laois. However, most members of the church community live in the surrounding countryside. Many of the families have been in the area for generations but slowly the parish is welcoming new people as increasingly, with new transport links, the area is seen as being in commuting distance of Dublin.

Personal details
I became Archdeacon of Meath and Kildare in 2009 and have worked on both sides of the Irish border, having been in Portarlington since 1999. I am married to Ruth and we have one daughter, Judith. My interests include travel, politics and reading, especially crime fiction and history. 

National Schools: 
Portarlington No.2 National School
St John's National School Monasterevin


The Ven. L Stevenson

Contact Details

The Rectory
Co Laois

Phone: 057-8640117
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