The United Diocese of Down And Dromore


Unique video gives a bird’s eye view of Killyleagh Parish Church

Unique video gives a bird’s eye view of Killyleagh Parish Church

Saturday 15 July 2017

Killyleagh Parish has decided to share its lovely building and location by commissioning a drone tour of the church and making it available online.

Shot by attaching a camera to a radio–controlled drone, the tour gives a bird’s eye view of the church’s roof, spire, bells and beautiful surroundings and a unique perspective on the many interesting features of the interior. 

The Church of St John the Evangelist sits on the shores of Strangford Lough, an area of outstanding natural beauty and must have one of the most enviable locations in the Church of Ireland. 

The building is situated on top of the hill opposite the fairy–tale Killyleagh Castle and reached its 375th birthday in 2015. It is one of the oldest churches still in use in the Diocese of Down and Dromore.

The film was made by a parishioner, Darren Brown, and is posted on the parish’s new website. The site came from a collaboration with a number of further education students at South East Regional College in Downpatrick and complements the parish Facebook page. 

Killyleagh’s rector, Revd Colin Darling, has already welcomed visitors to the church as a result of their visiting the website.

Visit where you will also find the history of the church and plans for the new hall, the foundations for which were laid this year.

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