In 1950 the Church of Ireland considered the need for a place of worship in Carryduff. During 1952 services were held in Mr. Thomas Sloan’s barn.

In 1954 a permanent place of worship was provided in the form of a dual purpose hall. In 1962 a committee was appointed to plan the building of a new church linked to the existing hall. The church was designed by Donald A Shanks, FRIBA and was built by Sloan Brothers (contractors) Limited at a cost of £32,000. This amount included the Bishop Jeremy Taylor Chapel and extensions and alterations to the church hall.

The Church of St. Ignatius was completed and the Consecration Service held on 2nd October 1965. A new hall complex named “The Dean Good Memorial Hall” which included an improved main hall was opened and dedicated on Saturday 6th October 1991.

St. Ignatius is a friendly, welcoming and caring church where all ages actively participate in Anglican worship. There are thriving parish organisations which cater for all needs. We place a strong emphasis upon pastoral ministry and care and reach out to serve the whole community. We seek to ensure that every person is fulfilled in the offering of their gifts and talents and that the right person is in the right place at the right time doing the right job. St. Ignatius has an established practice of both traditional liturgical and more informal services in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer. We would be delighted to welcome you to St. Ignatius', a growing church with strong team leadership.


Killaney Parish is situated in Boardmills between Carryduff and Ballynahinch.

The Parish of Killaney can be traced to a charter granted in 1194. the original church was destroyed in 1641 and not rebuilt, although Rectors were still appointed to the Parish. The present church was consecrated in the name of Saint John the Evangelist on 19th April 1867, however this changed to Saint Andrew’s prior to 1915. The Parish was grouped with Carryduff Parish in 1954.

The parish of Killaney is a growing one in what is still a rural area in mid-Down. It has a thriving Sunday School involving both young parents and children. There is a monthly youth club on a Friday. There is a strong connection with Habitat for Humanity in the parish. This, coupled with a strong group of older parishioners, makes for a nicely balanced congregation, all of whom take interest both in serving God through the life of the Church and looking after each other.

Newcomers are given a warm welcome at services. As a result a steady number of people have joined the Church family.

On the fourth Sunday of each month the Church Family gathers together for an an All-age service with tea provided afterwards in the Church Hall when all can come and enjoy the “craic”.

The church hosts an Art Group once a week. The members are from all denominations and come from a wide area.

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