St John's Parish Church, Middletown

St John's Parish Church, Middletown are constructing a multi-purpose hall which will act as a community centre for the residents of the local area - both sides of the border.

Middletown is a small village and townland in County Armagh. It lies 10 miles from the city of Armagh and two miles from the border with County Monaghan. It is situated in the Armagh City and District Council area.  

With an absence of suitable community facilities, St John’s Parish Church, in partnership with other community groups, seeks to build a community facility that is open to everyone, irrespective of their religion or faith. This new facility will be widely accessible, not only to the local residents of the village, but also to members of the surrounding communities living in the local hinterland and across the border.

With their Space & Place funding they wish to construct a multi-purpose hall which will be used to provide a wide range services and activities, from craft and leisure clubs, music, dance and drama, a space for learning and development, for education and training programmes, but importantly, a space and a place for social gatherings to help them connect more people and communities together and create a more vibrant and cohesive community. 

Project Facts

Middletown, South Armagh
Council Area
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
Initial Award
£ 300,000

Project Pictures

Middletown Parish Community Hall Rev Matthew Hagan with Committee Members Joanne McDowell, Big Lottery NI Director, Rev Matthew Hagan and Michael Hughes, Space & Place Co-ordinator