Re-Imagining Shankill 2025

You could help us Re-Imagine Shankill for generations to come!

A Church of Ireland church has stood in the centre of Lurgan since 1725. With the 300th anniversary of the original building approaching we have launched our RE–IMAGINING SHANKILL 2025 project and this page sets out our plans to restore and reorder the Parish Church.

  • To be a vibrant church family worshipping in a building that is fully restored and provides a flexible worship space for our Sunday services and ministries.
  • To be a vibrant church family reaching out from a renewed building in the centre of Lurgan to those who are not yet convinced about the Christian faith.
  • To have a building that will benefit the wider Lurgan community – a large facility in the centre of the town that is flexible in its use.
  • To have a building that can be used by the wider Christian community for large–scale events in a location that is easily accessible from any part of NI.


The building project will comprise four phases over the next three years.

2022: PHASES 1 AND 2

Phase 1: The re–instatement of the spire. COMPLETE
Phase 2: The treatment of dry rot including repair of all affected timbers and treatment of stonework. COMPLETE

2023: PHASE 3

The complete restoration of the roof. IN PROGRESS

2024–25: PHASE 4

The complete restoration and reordering of the church building


We are currently fundraising for Phase 3 and Phase 4 of our building project. You could give generously to enable Shankill Parish Lurgan achieve its vision and to build faith and community for ALL of the people of Lurgan.

You can give directly to the Re–Imagining Shankill Project through the giving page on this website or by contacting the parish office via the contact page.

We have already been blessed with financial contribution and would like to thank our parishoners and donors for your support this far, however we have a mountain of finance to still find and therefore it is a good thing that Jesus taught us that with faith, mountains can be moved!

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, `Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.