Ballyscullion Parish Church

  St Tida's Church of Ireland - Bellaghy

 

 

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” 
 
MARTIN LUTHER

Incumbents


FORMER INCUMBENTS OF
ST TIDA'S CHURCH (CHURCH ISLAND AND BELLAGHY)
* denotes died in post

YEARS OF SERVICE

OTHER PARALLEL HISTORICAL EVENTS

Thaddeus

408

432  - St Ninian (Ringan), the Scottish Christian Bishop died in Whithorn
449  - Angles, Saxons and Jutes begin the conquest of Britain
461  - St Patrick, the British Christian Bishop died at Downpatrick 17th March
563  - St Columba founds a monastery on Iona
839  - Viking raiders arrived in Lough Neagh
853  - Vikings & Danes submit to Olaf the White of Norway in Ireland
1066 - Normans conquer England
1155 - Pope Adrian IV does a deal with King Henry II to take over Ireland with the proviso that his church in Rome can have a levy of at least one penny per Irish house per year
1162 - Thomas a Beckett was consecrated as Bishop of Canterbury
1277 - Death of Ghengis Khan

Patrick Ochegan

1458 (Disputed)

 

Henry McBee

1458 (Disputed)

1476 - William Caxton sets up a printing press at Westminster
1461 - Battle of Towton - Edward IV defeats Queen Margaret to make good his claim to the English throne. Thought to be the bloodiest battle ever fought in England.

Maurice MacDompnayll

1486-

1492 - Christopher Columbus 'discovers' America

Odo (Hugo) Yealty
(Originally Vicar of Drumbo)

1500-

1509 - Henry VIII became King of England
1520 - Martin Luther was excommunicated for his 'expose' of papal abuse and consequently the Reformation began in earnest
1563 - The 39 Articles of Faith were published
1611 - 'Authorised' Version of the Bible published

Thomas Thom

1622-24

 

Robert Dawson (Became a Bishop)

1624-1627

1624 - Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible is publicly burned by order of the pope

William Moore

1627-

1627 - Spanish Government goes bankrupt

Thomas Vesey

1629-1634

1631 - Algerian pirates sack Baltimore, County Cork in Ireland.

John Freeman

1634-

 

Charles Anthony

1642-

1642 - English Civil War begins

Increase Mather(Commonwealth Minister)
(President of Harvard University 1684-1701)

1658-1659

1658 - Oliver Cromwell dies

William Browne

1661-1686

1665 - Great Plague in London followed by the Great Fire of London - 1666

Seth Whittle(killed in Londonderry during the seige in 1689)

1687-1689

1687 - King James II of England issues the Declaration of Indulgence, suspending laws against roman catholics and non-conformists.

Robert Gage (Prebendary of Aghadowey 1691-1725)

1689-1691

1689 - William III and Mary II become joint monarchs of England & Scotland

Robert Gourney (Prebendary of Cumber 1692-1734)

1691-

1691 - Spanish inquisition condemns and forcibly baptizes 219 jews at Palma in Majorca. When 37 try to escape the island, they are burned alive at the stake

John Moore

1692-1694

1692 - Massacre of Glencoe

Symon Rowe

1694-

1694 - A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England.

John Spotswood *

1723-1745

1742 - George Frederick Handel composed the 'Messiah'

John Richardson

1745-

 

Josiah Marshall

1761-

 

George Knox

1761-1767

1765 - The Isle of Man is brought under British control.

Walter Lindsay (Former Arch-deacon)

1767-75

1768 - Captain James Cook's first voyage (1768-1771).

Ralph Mansfield

1775-

 

William Babbington *

1775-1777

 

Charles Stewart

1777-1778

 

Newburgh Burroughs -Was also domestic chaplain to Duke of Dorset, British ambassador at Paris

1787-1795

1787 - Bishop Hervey begins new 'Palace' at Ballyscullion and plans a 'folly' spire for the ruins at Church Island! The Coalisland Canal was officially opened.....
1789 - George Washington becomes 1st President of USA
1794 - Present St Tida's Church spire erected with the help of Bishop Hervey's £500 grant!

Thomas Spotswood

1795-1833

1805 - Battle of Trafalgar
1815 - Napolean defeated at Waterloo - Died 1821

George Hamilton Ashe

1826-1849

1829 - Stephenson's "Rocket" wins locomotive trials held at Rainhill
1833 - Slavery abolished in the British Empire

Edward French *(Formerly Curate of Banagher and Dungiven)

1849-1863

1849 - Californian Gold Rush

Henry Ferguson Stevenson

1863-1872

1869 - Suez Canal opens

William David Johnston *(Curate of this parish from 1863)

1872-1891

1885 - Benz develops the first petrol car

William Henry Giles

1891-1894

 

Sam Fenton

1894-1909

1899 - Boer War begins in S. Africa
1901 - First wireless message sent across the Atlantic
1908 - 1st Model "T" of a 15 million production run was made by Henry Ford

William Kelly

1909-1926

1916 - Battle of the Somme fails to break the German line in northern France
1925 - Harry Ferguson patents the main part of the world-famous tractor 3-point-hitch system, now used by all farm tractors

Joshua Samuel Willis *

1927-1930

1929 - New York Stock Market crashes

John Boyle

1930-1949

1933 - Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany
1939 - World War II begins
1945 - D-Day landings in Normandy 6th June

George W A Knowles

1949-1963

1949 - Britain formally recognises the independence of the Republic of Ireland

Samuel Simpson

1964-1981

1965 - The Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland meet for the first time in 43 years

Frederick J Reilly

1981-2005

1998 - 'Good Friday Agreement' signed by political parties in Northern Ireland

Vacant

2005-2009

2008 - The 'Credit Crunch' begins with problems in USA mortgage system
Robin Lavery

2009-2015