Parish dedicates new car parking and lighting project


The Rector Parish Reader and Churchwardens of Mullaghdun Parish Church at the dedication service.

An extension to the car park with associated lighting and landscaping has been completed at Mullaghdun Parish Church, near Letterbreen in Clogher Diocese.

The project which was undertaken during Covid-19 restrictions required the acquisition of additional land from a neighbouring landowner and the re-location of an electricity pole. The main entrance gates were also widened and rebuilt.

The new widened entrance extension to the car park lighting and landscaping at Mullaghdun Church.

At a special Service of Evening Prayer with Dedication of the Extension to Mullaghdun Car Park and new Lighting System, the Rector, Canon Geoff Bridle paid tribute to those who had planned and carried out the work including Project Manager, Stanley Moffatt and his team of Thomas Elliott and Geoffrey Lucy. A gift was presented to Stanley by Canon Bridle to mark his leadership of the team.

He said it was one thing to have a vision but another to make it a reality even though the project was not without its challenges.

Canon Bridle praised the craftsmanship and the work which was carried out in meticulous detail.

The People’s Churchwarden, Mr Dessie Coalter, asked Canon Bridle to dedicate the facilities on behalf of the parishioners.

The hymns; “O God, our help in ages past,” “A thousand ages in thy sight,” “Take my life and let it be” and “Bind us together, Lord” were sung accompanied by organist, Elizabeth Hazlett. Canon Bridle was assisted in the service by Parish Reader, Mr. Robert Watterson.

Following the service, members of the congregation who included those who gave bequests, viewed the new facilities and enjoyed refreshments outdoors.

The Rector of Mullaghdun Parish Church Canon Geoffrey Bridle with the project team.