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Magheralin/Parish of Magheralin/Holy & Undivided Trinity and St Saviours/Down & Dromore/Church of Ireland


Charity no. 101224 Date registered. 09/01/2015

Public benefits

Purpose 1 The expression of the precepts of the Christian religion through engagement with the general public, and in particular with the disadvantaged, the sick, the elderly and the young is a public benefit. This can be measured and evidenced through increased social integration and pastoral care delivered at the point of need. The direct

benefit of participation in Church life includes the enjoyment of public worship and the giving and receiving of pastoral ministry, improved understanding of the values relating to civic engagement, community cohesion and providing a bridge between diverse groups as well as improved educational outcomes through the Church’s ministry of teaching. The beneficiaries are the general public, and the public valuation of the benefits can be evidenced through attendance at public worship, participation in Church governance and willingness to support through contributions the continuing witness of the Church. The wider benefit to the public will outweigh any detriment arising in the course of Christian outreach. Any private benefit arising out of the fulfilment of our Christian ministry or to lay staff is essential to the fulfilment of the purpose of the advancement of religion. No Trustee receives remuneration, reward or other private benefit for carrying out their Trustee responsibility. Purpose 2 The direct benefits flowing from this purpose include the provision of archive records, public enjoyment of cultural and historic buildings and artefacts such as church plate, furnishings and materials as well as an overall improved appreciation of longstanding Christian heritage. This is demonstrated through on-going provision of access to records and the use made of these records in, for example, research and genealogy, through conservation efforts in respect of records, property and artefacts and the subsequent and continued requests for access and use of our materials by wider society. There is no harm arising from the purpose. The beneficiaries are the general public. No private benefit is received by trustees fulfilling their trustee responsibilities in respect of these records, buildings or artefacts, but in the course of conservation and to make these accessible to the public, the engagement of professional staff and services is essential but incidental to the fulfilment of the purpose.

What your organisation does

All the functions of the parish relate to the advancement of religion through holding regular worship and communicating with and caring for parishioners and others in our community

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of religion

Who the charity helps

  • General public

How the charity works

  • Religious activities

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.





Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2022

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2021

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2020

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The principal function is to support the advancement of the Christian religion by promoting through the work of the Parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. Being open to and engaging with society as a whole and offering support for those needing help is fundamental to the practical delivery of the tenets of Christianity. As a result of activity in pursuit of the advancement of the Christian religion, the Parish has custody of a large body of records, materials and artefacts of significance to the cultural heritage, the maintenance of which is undertaken by the Parish as a secondary charitable purpose.

Governing document


Other name

  • 19 Trustees
  • 9 Employees
  • 100 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mr Mark Bailey, 19 Bowens Lane, Lurgan, Craigavon, BT66 7JA

Trustee board

Mrs Mildred Dawson
Mr Basil O'malley
Rev Simon Genoe
Mr Mark Bailey
Mr Mervyn Cordner
Mr Jamie Haughton
Miss Louise Cousins
Mr Jarleth Downey
Mrs Eileen Cousins
Mr Jonathan Campbell
Mr Lindsay Dawson
Mr Winston Armstrong
Mr Bertie Campbell
Mr Peter Greenfield
Mr Nevin Anderson
Mr Raymond Press
Mr Gareth Mcmullan
Mr Mark Turkington
Mr Mervyn Nicholson

List of regions

  • Armagh City, Banbridge And Craigavon Council
  • Newry, Mourne And Down District Council