The United Diocese of Down And Dromore

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Magherally & Annaclone

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

Contact Details

46 Kilmacrew Rd
BT32 4EP

Office Opening Times:
Magherally & Annaclone

T: 028 40 625 625


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

About Us

The Present

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.

The Future

It is our aim: To continue to be a friendly and welcoming community to which all may come and in which everyone will find the love of the Lord Jesus shown in practical ways. To encourage discipleship through Bible Study and Prayer. To deepen and broaden interest in mission and in aid organisations. To involve more members of the congregations in all aspects of worship as each one uses his or her gifts in the service of Jesus Christ. To ensure that Sunday School continues to give a sound Christian foundation to all young people. An Alpha course is beginning in the New Year 2012.

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