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.”   


Your Visit to Bellaghy & Ballyscullion Parish Church

Your Visit:-

Any trip to Bellaghy usually includes a visit to the relations whether they live within the historic village envelope or reside in the beautiful and lucious rural hinterland with its network of narrow roads and busy farmyards.

Most visitors from further afield will have been previously advised by the tourist industry to head for the 'Bawn' with its museum and more modern-day artifacts relating to the world-famous poet - Seamus Heaney.

Nevertheless, the 120 foot-tall spire of St Tida's C
hurch is also a prominent physical feature of this small village. The attached church and well-groomed graveyard is a reflection of the local history which goes back for 392 years and more. Important links with a well-documented British and Irish past abound for the discerning tourist to ponder.

Opening Times:-

  • The Graveyard and the Church exterior are accessible via the main entrance gateway at all times from dawn to dusk.
    (Just remember to close the gate to keep dogs and any other animals from straying in!)
  • The Church is always open to the public to visit or take part in worship each Lord's Day from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Access to the building is also facilitated on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00 noon.
  • The public are welcome to attend any other occasional services in the church such as those of Holy Baptism, Confirmation or Holy Matrimony.
  • Access is easily arranged at all other times by e-mail or by directly contacting one of the local keyholders.

  • Historical enquiries are primarily facilitated by e-mail contact or prior arrangement with one of the parish historians who will happily meet individual visitors or coach parties.


Visitors are asked to remember that funerals to the graveyard can and will be
 place from time to time (normally in the afternoon). We simply request that
visitors arriving and finding such circumstances would respect the sensitivities of
any grieving families as they walk around the gravestones.

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