The Revd Brian Harper and the congregation of Magheracross Parish Church, Ballinamallard, presented the proceeds of the Christmas sit-out to representatives of the local Alzheimer's Society and Downs Children Support Group...for more.

Sophie's Guatemala Trip

This summer I had the privilege to be a member of a team of 11 travelling from Ireland to Guatemala to work with the Methodist Church and Christian Aid. I can confidently say the 2 weeks I had on that journey have inspired and changed me.for more.

Family B.B.Q.

On Saturday 16th June the Family BBQ was held at the Archdale Hall rather than the Rectory due to the likelihood of rain. The two Bouncy Castles being erected in the hall provided plenty to do for all ages .....for more.

Rector's News

We are very much looking forward to moving to Ballinamallard. My childhood was spent in Co Derry (Dungiven and Limavady) and my ministry began in St Columba's Parish, Portadown, where I met and married Heather. We then moved to Dungannon and from there to Ballygawley. We have been privileged to spend the last 19 years in Mullavilly, between Portadown and Tandragee. .....for more.

GFS End Of Year News 2012

GFS has just completed another year, with girls from Magheracross Branch attending the Diocesan 'fun night' which was hosted by Fivemiletown Branch. There was music, fun and games, hot-dogs and juice were provided. This was a very enjoyable event and a good time was had by all. This year again, Magheracross girls were successful in gaining prizes in the Diocesan competitions......for more.

Autumn Soul 2011

The time had finally arrived, for us Ballinamallard folk to invade Bangor for Autumn Soul 2011. On the 28th October 2011, twenty one Young people and leaders set out for a challenging, exciting, fun filled weekend in Bangor. .....for more.

Photography Competition Winners

Winning photographies from the Harvest Photography Competition can be viewed

Eileen retires from the Hall Cleaning

At a dinner on the 14th October Eileen and Denzil were presented with a retirement present from the Parish by Rev Chris Matchett......for more.


To say that we were overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity is not enough. Our last Sunday with you was something that none of us will easily forget; and when Chris made it to Newtownards on the Tuesday morning, and we opened your cards and presents we were moved and touched.......for more.

Emma's Moldova Trip

As part of a UCCF:The Christian Unions summer team Emma Hamilton travelled to Moldova to help run a Bible and English camp for 16-19 year old Moldovan students.......for more.

Castlewellan Summer Camp

On the 31st of July 2011, the Castlewellan Journey began. As twelve Ballinamallard young people and leaders set out for an epic week long experience of building new and developing existing relationship with one another and growing deeper in their personal walk with God......for more.

Mission Rescue Begins!!

This year our holiday club was Mission Rescue. Would Moses accept his mission to rescue the Israelites? How would he do it? Who would help him?.....for more.

New Youth Minister arrives

Nikki McTaggart, our new Youth Minister, jointly with the Methodist Church, was welcomed at a BBQ in her honour on Friday evening 8th July. Representatives of both Magheracross Parish and Ballinamallard Methodists were present along with some of the kids and youths she will be working with.....for more.

Rector's News

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the news that I will be leaving Magheracross. I have been called to serve as Rector of St Mark's, Newtownards, and after much prayer by all our family we believe that this is God's path for us at this time.....for more.

Mother's Union 60th Anniversary

A service of thanksgiving for 60 years of Magheracross Mothers Union was held in Magheracross Parish Church on Sunday 19 June at 3.00pm. The preacher was the Rev William Nixon, past parishioner and Rector of Killaney and Carryduff.....for more.

Children's Day

Our Children's Day Service on 5th June, was a great day of worship and celebration, led by the children with singing, drama and puppets.....for more.

Cub Scouts win Five-aside

A team of Cub Scouts from Ballinamallard attended the N.I. Cub Football finals in Bangor on Saturday last (3rd June) and came home with two trophies. In the morning competition the Cubs drew three games and lost two, and qualified for the "BLUES" section of the competition. In this section they were up against teams from Belfast, Londonderry, Banbridge and Strabane.....for more.

Evening of Fashion and Music

On Friday 25th March, 2011 the parish presented an evening of Fashion & Music. Male and female (parishioners) displayed beautiful and stunning clothes from S.D.Kells, Enniskillen.....for more.