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Early History
Lisbellaw Parish Church was built in 1764 as a chapel of ease within Cleenish Parish by Lord Rosse, who is interred underneath. The original building was a small Georgian edifice with a Venetian east window. Between 1834 and 1865 major repairs and rebuilding took place, at a total cost of 344 13s 11d. It was during this time that the north wing was added.

Lisbellaw was designated as a 'District Curacy' of Cleenish in 1838, with the Rector of Cleenish appointing its Curates until 1870. The first Rector of the newly-formed Parish of Lisbellaw was George Preston in 1873.

The clock tower was erected in 1895 by Mr JGV Porter.

Previous Rectors of Lisbellaw

Memorial to Chancellor StLeger

George Henry Moore Preston (1873-76)
Robert McGregor (1877-1904)
John Dillon O'Connor (1904-07)
Hugh MacManaway (1907-08)
Robert McTighe (1908-58)
Robert Joseph StLeger (1958-93)
Eric Robert Glenn West (1995-1999)
Michael Adrian Gilpin Bryce (2000-05)

Two ways to liveTwo ways to live
The message at the heart of Christianity is really quite simple: either Jesus is your king or you're going it alone.

E100The E100 Bible Reading Challenge is about reading 100 carefully selected, essential, short Bible passages.
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The Church of IrelandThe Parish of Lisbellaw with Coolbuck is part of the Church of Ireland, an Anglican church.
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Cafe ChurchDrop in to Cafe Church, where we have a chance to chat and discuss aspects of the Christian faith together, over a cup of coffee. Every fourth Sunday evening in the Parish Centre.