This parish sits along the Southern Shore of Sligo bay looking across to Donegal and Leitrim. More than most parishes its shape is dictated by the topography of the area as it sits on the coastal plain between the Ox Mountains and the sea. This creates a long, narrow strip of habitable land and so the parish is about fifteen miles long and about two and a half miles wide. It has been inhabited and farmed since the stone age and has Christian roots going back to the foundation of the church in ancient times.
The group consists of three churches the most easterly of which is Christ Church Dromard sited in the woods of Beltra. The middle church is at Skreen and gives its name to the group. Most westerly of all is Saint Mary’s Kilmacshalgan on the edge of Dromore West. The N59 is the spinal cord of the parish and everything lies along its axis as it winds through this idyllic rural setting.
Christ Church Dromard: 10:00am Morning prayer, Holy Communion on the fourth Sunday of the month
Skreen: 11:15am Morning Prayer, Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month. Fifth Sunday of the month, Family service with Sunday School participating.
St Mary Kilmacshalgan: 1230pm Morning Prayer, Holy Communion second Sunday of the month. On the third Sunday Morning Prayer is moved to the earlier time of 11:30am.
On the fifth Sunday there is a Healing Service at 8:00pm in Skreen. Ministry of the laying on of hands is offered as well as intercession for the sick.
Parish Bible Study, last Wednesday of each month September-May.
Mother’s Union first Monday of the month throughout the winter.
Sunday School and Table tennis club.
The Venerable APS Synnott (Alan)