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 friendly and welcoming group of two parishes and our worship blends traditional and contemporary approaches. At the moment the following may be of interest:


  • Sunday and Thursday services emailed (<10mb) or on Magherally Facebook
  • A weekly newsletter covering events in Magherally and Annaclone
  • NEW Magherally Heritage Group working on the church, old church, graveyard and Rectory
  • The Confirmation group
  • Care packages distributed by church members
  • The Thursday night bell ringing (solo)
  •  Sunday school drawings tribute to NHS workers
  • Magherally Facebook for main information 
  • The new WhatsApp group Fetes and Fairs
  • A new Facebook page Fetes & Festivities
  • A buddy system to make sure no–one is alone and uncontacted
  • 10 days of online prayer from Ascension to Pentecost
  • Please phone 028 40 625 625 for help or details


Directions to Saint John the Evangelist, Magherally. From Belfast. Just before Banbridge, travelling on the A1, turn left up Kilmacrew Rd (signposted Magherally churches) by Gibson’s Quarry. Keep going up past the old church and the present church is on the left with fine bell tower. From Newry. Follow the A1 past Banbridge.  After 1 mile turn right up Kilmacrew Rd.

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(QUB) MSt (Cantab)
(028) 40 625 625

Director of Music: Mrs Lorna Palmer BA ARCM

Sunday Services

Every Sunday


Annaclone 9.30am 

Magherally 11.30am (still closed)

Sunday School and Creche except school holidays

Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion (not during July – August)

Midweek events as arranged. Details from the Rector.

Opening Times

Open all hours

46 Kilmacrew Rd, Magherally, BT32 4EP.

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