Re-Imagining Shankill

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 REIMAGINING SHANKILL project which includes both the ministry and mission of our church, and and our beautifully iconic church building. This page sets out our plans to restore and reorder the church to serve the generations to come.

WHAT’S OUR VISION TO REIMAGINE SHANKILL?
  • 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 COMPRISES FOUR PHASES.

2022: PHASES 1 AND 2

Phase 1: The re–instatement of the spire – £75,000. COMPLETE
Phase 2: The treatment of dry rot including repair of all affected timbers and treatment of stonework – £100,000. COMPLETE

2023: PHASE 3

Phase 3: The replacement and restoration of the entire roof, renewal of all rainwater goods, and repair and repainting of the windows – £875,000. COMPLETE

2024 ONWARDS: PHASE 4

Phase 4: The complete restoration and reordering of the church interior. Costs being finalised.

YOU CAN HELP US REIMAGINE SHANKILL FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS!

We have begun fundraising for Phase 4 of the project. Could you support us financially to help enable Shankill to realize its vision to be a church at the centre of our town that is Building Faith and Building Community for our whole town?

You can give directly to the Reimagining Shankill Project by using the QR code below, via the giving page on this website, or by contacting the Parish Office using the contact page.

Thank you for your support!

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.