Area Deanery of Lecale


  • Killyleagh St John Evangelist

St John the Evangelist, Killyleagh Parish Church, Church Hill, Killyleagh


We are a church for everyone – for those who have been a Christian for many years and for those who just want to learn a bit more about Jesus. We are committed to following Jesus and we try to live like him, though we don’t always get it right!

As a local congregation, we try to make disciples of all age groups. It is important to us to care for everyone and build a Christian community where all are equally valued and anyone can serve.

Our re–constructed parish centre was completed early in 2018 and dedicated for use to the glory of God by Bishop Harold on 21 January 2018. This has become a centre for church and community activities, with a variety of things taking place, but the Select Vestry is still keen to see the Parish Centre being used even more. 

The new parish hall presents many opportunities for our Christian family to grow, in number and in spirit, and for the wider community to feel connected to the parish. The parishioners and people of Killyleagh are excitedly optimistic about the future and pray that we will be able to fulfil our mission in this place in fresh ways, enthusiastic about serving Jesus.


During the vacancy, please contact the Area Dean, Revd Adrian Dorrian (email address below).


Killyleagh is on the shores of Strangford Lough some six miles from Downpatrick (North) and within 25 miles of Belfast. The church is situated at the the top of Church Hill, Killyleagh, BT30 9UT.

Rector: Vacant

Sunday Services

Normal Sunday Service Pattern

9.00 am Holy Communion

11.00 am as follows:

1st Sunday, Holy Communion 

2nd & 3rd Sundays, Morning Prayer

4th Sunday, Family Service 

5th Sunday, as announced on the parish website and Facebook.

Holy Communion each Wednesday at 10.30 am with prayers for the sick and those in need. 

Summer Services – July & August

Main morning service at 11 am

No 9.00 am Sunday Service or Holy Communion on Wednesdays.

COVID19 Exceptions – until further notice the Sunday 9am Holy Communion will not take place and the Sunday Service pattern for the 11am service will be as follows: 1st Sunday of the month – Holy Communion. The other Sundays – Morning Worship


34 Inishbeg, Killyleagh, BT30 9TR.

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