Thinking of a Church Wedding?
Killyleagh is a small town on the shores of Strangford Lough, 20 miles from Belfast.
It is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and Strangford Lough is the most environmentally protected part of the UK.
The Church was built in 1640. With almost 400 continuous years of worship in it, the church has a long tradition and history. Situated above the town and visible from all directions, the church also overlooks the lough and harbour. With its breath-taking view from all around the town, it is a perfect location for a wedding.
Killyleagh has had a long tradition with the sea and sea farers and its harbour was used for centuries for importing and exporting of goods. There is also a yacht club and a sailing centre in the village as well as a fairy tale middle ages castle and coaching inn. There is ample accommodation in and around Killyleagh.
Just outside the town is Delamont Country Park which has beautiful walks, an adventure playground, a miniature railway and a caravan park.
Weddings for non-parishioners must be approved by the Rector and the wedding service must be consistent with the Christian and Biblical values of our parish. It would be normal for at least one of the parties to be a member of the Church of Ireland or another church in communion with it.
There is also a fee of £250 for non-accustomed members to use the parish for a wedding, along with a contribution towards heat and light of £100 (£150 in winter months). If the organist and choir are required for the service, arrangements will need to be made directly with the organist. While the choir have a fee of £75.
It would be expected that those who are parishioners would only contribute £100 towards heating and light costs.