Magherafelt parish is part of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Armagh. The Diocese is made up of a collection of 44 parish groupings stretching from Magherafelt at the Northern end to Drogheda at the Southern end. Geographically the diocese is shapedlike a “sausage” with parishes in counties Derry,Tyrone, Armagh and Louth. Our Archbishop is the Most RevdDr Richard Clarke.
Welcome to the website of St Swithin’s Church Magherafelt. Magherafelt is a bustling market town situated in the heart of Mid-Ulster a few miles from the North western corner of Lough Neagh, the largest inland lake in the UK and Ireland.
The town is pretty much in the centre of N. Ireland, about 35 miles from Belfast, Derry, the North Antrim coast, and Armagh.
Church of Ireland
The Church of Ireland has around 375,400 members – 249,000 in Northern Ireland and 126,400 in the Republic of Ireland. Our history is the story of almost 1,600 years of Christian worship and witness in Ireland.
The Celtic Church, which emerged in Ireland following the mission of St Patrick in the 5th century, is still recognised as the source of the modern Church of Ireland. A strong diocesan and parochial structure has existed for almost 1,000 years. The Celtic Church is still recognised as the source of the modern Church of Ireland << READ MORE>>