St Patrick’s Parish Church Grade B+ listed lies within the village boundary of Glenarm located close to the shore, on a slight outcrop immediately north of the mouth of the Glenarm River and harbour. The churchyard occupies the site of an important medieval friary of the Franciscan Third Order and above ground archaeology is clearly visible to the north of the present church. The site is bounded by metal railings, stone walls and timber fencing. The parish is called Tickmacreevan meaning ‘the house of the Macrevan’.
In 2003 the Select Vestry of St Patrick’s Parish Church commissioned Alastair Coey Architects to enable an assessment to be made of the existing condition of the fabric of the church, its boundaries and churchyard followed by another report on the tower in 2007.
A phased restoration programme commenced in August 2005 consisting of the restoration of the nave and vestry followed by a second phase programme of repairwork to the tower involving removing cementacious render and re-rendering in lime harling including associated stonework and leadwork repairs and internal plasterwork repairs. The project received grant assistance from funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund, Environment and Heritage Service grant assistance and Marshall Beresford Fund.