Exactly a year since the congregation of Killeter Presbyterian Church 'moved out' of their old church building to make way for construction work, the first service in an impressive new church on the same site at Maghernageeragh will take place this Sunday.
While in line with the character and design of the old building, the new church follows a revised layout to feature a Sunday School room, kitchen and spacious first floor, and maintains a 'link with the past’ with reused stained glass windows and a traditional design.
The new building was approved by the Church Architecture and Manses Panel and Omagh Presbytery, and was designed by 'Neill Irvine Design' architects. The building work was carried out by local construction firm, McKelvey Construction Ltd.
During the construction process, which began in March of last year, the congregation has been holding weekly services at Lislaird Orange Hall, just outside Castlederg.
Now, one year on, worship at Maghernageeragh will recommence this Sunday, and an Omagh Presbytery Ruling Elders Fellowship meeting will be held in the church on the evening of Monday, March 25.
The dedicated and faithful congregation is looking forward to a service of dedication of the new church by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Dr Charles McMullan, originally from Omagh, which will take place on Saturday, May 18.
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