Our Parish Group is made up of around 250 members of all ages. Most members live in the local community, though a few travel from further afield to worship with us.
Many of us come from a farming background, but there are also students, artists, cleaners, teachers, builders, home helps, bankers, homemakers, chefs, retired people and all sorts of others amongst us – so we are quite a diverse mix! We are united in our desire to have Jesus Christ as the cornerstone of our lives, and to play our part in the growth of God’s Kingdom in our community.
We belong to the Church of Ireland [hyperlink to www.ireland.anglican.org] Diocese of Elphin & Ardagh. The Church of Ireland is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Our church family includes some who have belonged here all their lives, as well as people from other places and different traditions who have found a home with us. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your background.
There are three church buildings in our Parish Group: Drumcliffe, Lissadell and Munninane. On most Sundays there is a worship service in each church, although we frequently come together for special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. Our biggest congregation is in Drumcliffe, with around 70-80 people. Both Lissadell and Munninane have congregations of around 20 people. We regularly welcome visitors at all services, and we hope you will find the atmosphere both friendly and relaxed. Click here for upcoming service times, and here to find out more about what happens at a typical service.
Beyond our Sunday worship, there is lots else going on, including groups for men, women, young people, children and young families. You can find out more about our weekday groups and activities here. Many of our groups make use of the recently renovated Lissadell Centre, which provides a warm and comfortable meeting place.
Our churches enjoy very good relations with our Roman Catholic neighbours. At Harvest time it’s always a privilege to have the Folk Group from Rathcormac church join us and play a part in leading our worship.
We are located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in rural north County Sligo, which is in the northwest of Ireland. The local area is steeped in heritage and culture, thanks to our connections with Saint Columba, W.B. Yeats and the Gore-Booth family. You can find out more here.