Garvaghy Church of Ireland
in Fedany townland, 8km E of Banbridge (Garvaghy
Church Rd, Dromara)
The church was in built 1699 & repaired 1780. In 1836 it was
described as a small, plain, stone building, whitewashed and roughcast,
with a small belfry. The inside was neat with the aisle paved with
limestone. The pews seated 120 people and the average attendance
was 120. The Glebe House was built in 1823 at a cost of £800
with a grant and loan from the Board of First Fruits. Repairs to
the church were being carried out in 1836 at the cost of £28
which was granted by the Church Commissioners.
List of ministers; 1629 Rev. John Death; 1634 Rev.
Patrick Dunkin; 1661 Rev. William Lindsay; 1673 Rev.
Leonard Hudson; 1679 his son, Rev. Samuel Hudson;
1686 Rev. John Wetherby; 1694 Rev. William Johnston;
1716 Rev. Joshua Pullein; 1727 Rev. Gabriel James Maturin;
1734 Rev. Joseph Hanna; 1741 Rev. Thomas Waring; 1742
Rev. James Brush; 1793 Rev. Thomas Beatty;1813 Rev.
Charles Hamilton; 1828 his son, Rev. Hugh Samuel Hamilton;
1858 Rev. William Mortimer; 1872 Rev. Abraham Smyth King;
1877 Rev. James Blackwood then after the unification with
Dromara in 1885 Rev. Joseph Henry Chapman; 1889 William Doran
Falkiner Wilkinson; 1919 Rev.James Armstrong; 1939
Rev. Hugh Frederic Woodhouse; 1940 Rev. Stanhope Sabine Squires;
1956 Rev. Samuel Ernest Long; 1986 Rev. William Thomas Long;
1997 Rev. Gary Millar
graveyard attached, gravestone inscriptions UHF Vol 19; oldest
stone 1767; email me for a gravestone look-up