The United Diocese of Down And Dromore

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Dromara & Garvaghy

St John, Banbridge Road (Church Hill), Dromara
Garvaghy Parish Church, Garvaghy Church Road, Waringsford, Dromara

Contact Details

The Rectory, 58 Banbridge Road
Dromara, Dromore
BT25 2NE

Office Opening Times:
Dromara & Garvaghy

T: (028) 9753 3919


Garvaghy Parish Church: From Dromara take the Banbridge Road to Kinallen, turn left onto Tullanisky Road to Waringsford, then 2nd left beyond Waringsford onto Garvaghy Church Road. The Church is a mile from this road end, on the right. St John’s Parish Church, Dromara: On the right hand side, over the bridge on Dromore Street, Dromara.


  • Diocesan Curate: Revd Captain Colin Taylor
  • Mrs Jacqueline Gee (Lay Reader)
    (028) 9753 3302
  • Colin Gee (Lay Reader Emeritus)
    (028) 9753 3302

About Us

The Present

St. John’s Church Dromara is a beautiful building inside and out, but that’s not what makes it special to so many of the congregation. What makes it special are the people themselves, who accept into their number people of different levels of faith knowing that God loves each and every one of us. 

Alongside this togetherness, there are opportunities to experience fellowship in Badminton,  Bible Study and Mothers Union. Why not come and explore for yourself? Come and see! You will be welcomed with Christian love. 

Grouped with Dromara is Garvaghy Parish Church, a small church situated in the middle of the beautiful rolling Dromara hills. The church building may be small in size but the people of Garvaghy have big hearts full of love for the Lord Jesus and welcome newcomers with open arms. Garvaghy parishioners are very musically talented and artistically creative.

There are now just over fifty families linked to the Garvaghy church and through their faithfulness, God’s work continues to flourish in this rural County Down parish. Come and join us, you won’t be disappointed.

The Future

We hope to:

  • Make Dromara & Garvaghy centres of Christian worship for people of all ages, young and old 
  • To ensure that they will be a warm and welcoming place for all people, those of faith and those whose faith needs nurturing and strengthening 
  • Deepen the spiritual life of the parish through Bible study and Prayer.
  • Increase the number of families worshipping with us  

Our vision is that Dromara & Garvaghy will be places where all who come to us will feel warmth, love, and safety that reflect the compassion and mercy of our Saviour.

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