Area Deanery of Iveagh

Magherally & Annaclone

  • Annaclone Christ Church (lisnasliggan)
  • Magherally St John The Evangelist

Saint John the Evangelist, Kilmacrew Road, Magherally
Christ Church, Church Road, Annaclone


We are a freindly and welcoming group of two parishes and our worship blends traditional and contemporary approaches. Sunday School for the Grouped Parishes is at 11.30 am in Magherally, except during school holidays. Prayers for the sick and anointing with oil are always available. Sunday worship in Magherally has recently been enhanced with a new audio–visual system. The service is aimed at the whole family and children and teenagers are encouraged to attend church each week, not just for All Age Worship on the 1st Sunday. There is no permanent creche but provision is made by request. Parish lunches, family picnics and other social events have helped to develop strong bonds between members with newcomers to the area welcomed and included.Throughout the week there are various activities to attract people with many different interests, including a very well attended midweek Communion on Thursday at 10.30am, followed by refreshments. Fund raising highlights include the Annaclone Summer Variety Sale and the Magherally Fun Day. Both events attracting large crowds.


Directions to Saint John the Evangelist’s, Magherally. From Belfast. Just before Banbridge, travelling on the A1, turn left along the Waringsford Road (signposted to Dromara). After 1.1 miles turn left along The Cut which takes you out directly in front of the church. From Newry. Follow the A1 past Banbridge (the last turn is signposted to Craigavon). Then move to the outside lane and take the road signposted to Dromara (Waringsford Road). After 1.1 miles turn left along The Cut which takes you out directly in front of the church. Do not use Kilmacrew Rd in snowy or icy conditions. Directions to Christ Church, Annaclone. From Banbridge. Follow the main road to Rathfriland and just before you come to the village of Annaclone take a sharp left turn along Church Road (immediately before the turn off to Katesbridge). The church is a few hundred yards along this road, on the left, behind some fine yew trees.

Rector: Rev’d David Palmer BA MSt
(028) 40 625 625

Director of Music: Mrs Lorna Palmer BA ARCM

Sunday Services

Every Sunday Annaclone 9.30am Magherally 11.30am (HC second Sunday) Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion and Prayers for the Sick

46 Kilmacrew Rd, Magherally, BT32 4EP.

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