The Parish of Glenavy

The Parish of Glenavy is the Church of Ireland Parish that comprises of St Aidan's, St John's and St Andrew's Churches

Glenavy Parish is situated close to the shores of Lough Neagh in Co Antrim. It consists of three churches with one vestry to represent the parish.

Our Parish 

Glenavy Parish is situated close to the shores of Lough Neagh in Co Antrim. It consists of three churches with one vestry to represent the parish.

St Aidan's Church

St Aidan's Church is located in the centre of Glenavy, the grounds contain St Aidan's Church Hall and the Parish Graveyard. 

Our Sunday services are at 11.30am and are live streamed.

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's was built in 1854 as a “chapel of ease”.

St Andrews meets at 10am on Sundays

St John's Church

St Johns is in Main Street Crumlin with the Church Hall and car park adjacent.

St John's meet at 10am each Sunday

Our Worship

While we tend to have a more informal approach in how our services are structured, we also value the beauty of the more traditional forms of worship and use The Book of Common Prayer for the Church of Ireland alongside other appropriate readings and prayers. The Word of God is central to our worship and teaching. Each Sunday in each Church is varied and led by the Vicar or one of the Diocesan Readers. We usually follow the Lectionary readings, but on occasion we have a sermon series, where we consider a particular theme or book of the Bible. Lay people often read the Bible readings and lead us in our corporate prayers. Holy Communion is celebrated regularly in each of our Churches. The music we use is a mix of both traditional and contemporary and we are blessed with choirs and musicians.

On the second Sunday of each month, we meet for Cafe Church worship. There is no service at St Andrews on the second Sunday. Cafe Churches alternate between St Aidan's Hall and St John's Hall. 

Please check the weekly newsletter for location and times

What we hope to be

This simple graphic explains the four aspects of our vision.

Graveyard Regulations

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Data Privacy Statement

Glenavy Parish

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).


2. Who are we? 

The Parish of Glenavy is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


3. How do we process your personal data?

The Parish of Glenavy complies with its obligations under the “UKGDPR” and the DPA by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution; 
  • To administer membership records; 
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the church;
  • To manage our employees and volunteers; 
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at Glenavy Parish;
  • To share your contact details with the Diocesan office and the NI Charities Commission where necessary and appropriate, in line with Church of Ireland requirements.


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about parish and diocesan events.
  • Processing is necessary for legitimate interests in running the parish. 


5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent, unless there is a legal requirement to share it.


6. How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the Church of Ireland guidance, which can be accessed here: GDPR – Retention Guidelines - Church of Ireland - A Member of the Anglican Communion

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.


7. Your rights and your personal data 

Unless subject to an exemption under the UKGDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which we hold about you.
  • The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date.
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for us to retain such data.
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time.
  • The right to request that, where possible, we transmit your personal data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), where applicable.
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing.
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data, where applicable.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (UK)


8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice. The new notice will explain the new use of your personal data prior to commencing the processing. It will set out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact Glenavy Parish at


You can also contact the Information Commissioners Office (UK) on 0303 123 1113; via email or by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

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