St Mark’s Church

Portadown, Co. Armagh

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Gloria Hunniford

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Place of Worship
St Mark’s Church
The worship centre for the largest parish in the Diocese of Armagh, found in the town centre of Portadown.
Portadown, Co. Armagh BT62 3QA
Church of Ireland
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How beautiful St Mark’s is.

My favourite church has to be St Mark’s in the centre of Portadown, the town in which I was born and raised. My daughter Caron was christened at St Mark’s, and my sister’s funeral was held there. While I was growing up St Mark’s was the hub of social life in my community: a popular Northern Irish saying claims that you can spend a whole week in Northern Ireland on just one Sunday, and given that I would visit St Mark’s no less than five times every Sunday this was certainly true for me! However, despite all the time I spent there in my youth, it is only since I have returned in recent years that I have realised how beautiful St Mark’s is, and how privileged I was to spend so much of my childhood in such a wonderful building.

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