St Bestius

The famous hymn writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, was the wife of a former Rector Revd William Alexander, she wrote approx. 150 hymns, including 'There is a green hill far away' and 'All things bright & beautiful'.

About this church

Termonamongan parish church was extended to cater for a growing congregation in 1870, hence the stone built north aisle. This is typical of the work of Welland & Gillespie, a famous firm of architects, who carried out many similiar works throughout Ireland up until 1871.

Internally, there are several interesting memorial tablets eg. the Verner memorial, commemorating the deaths of two daughters of Revd Verner, who were drowned at Bundoran beach in County Donegal. The pipe organ dates from 1912, and was built in Huddersfield by the famous Conacher company. An octagonal, tulip shaped stone baptismal font dates from 16th century and is said to have been salvaged from an earlier church at Magherakeel, a short distance away. The graveyard also contains some interesting headstones, including a Commonwealth War grave.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Patrick

The chapel dates to January 1839, pre famine times and is of historic significance locally and in County Fermanagh.

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