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.
St Swithin’s is the local Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian) church, part of the Diocese of Armagh. Our main Service each Sunday is at 11am. More details about Church Services, who we are, and who St Swithin was, can be found elsewhere on this site.
In addition to our regular Sunday worship we have a variety of groups and organisations that meet throughout the week in the Parish Hall, catering for children, young adults and those with a few more grey hairs! Again you’ll find details elsewhere.
Our rector is Terry Scott – he’s also Archdeacon of Armagh. If you’d like further information on any aspect of Parish life please use the contact details found under the “Get in touch” tab.
Thank you for visiting our website – we hope you’ll find it both interesting and informative, and return often. We hope you’ll join with us for Sunday worship or at some of our weekday activities - you’ll be most welcome. We’d be delighted to see you!
One final thing………. St Swithin is the bishop from history always associated with the rain. Suffice to say we remember him especially every 15th July with the little rhymne associated with that day:
St Swithin’s day if thou dost rain
For forty days it shall remain;
St Swithin’s day if thou be fair
For forty days ‘twill rain nae mair!
A warm and sunny welcome awaits you!!