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 Parish Graveyards,

Ballycastle, Ballintoy & Ballinlea.

The parish graveyards are owned and maintained

by the parishes for the use of their parishioners.


1. A grave can only be allocated on the occasion of a death. Graves will be opened in a consecutive pattern dependent on condition and weather.

2. A grave may only be allocated by the Parish Priest or his nominees. It will be a single plot (8 feet six inches approx. x 4 feet)

3. Only one person will be registered as the custodian of the family grave. Each family should nominate a person (normally next of kin) to be responsible for the grave.

4. Permission must be granted by the named custodian of the grave and by the Parish Priest or his nominees before a grave shall be reopened.

5. Human remains shall not be removed from a grave unless ordered by legal requirement.

6. Before erecting a headstone in the cemetery, a drawing and script of the proposed memorial must be submitted to the Parish Priest or his nominees, c/o Parish office, Mon-Fri 9am-2pm. This also applies to subsequent additions or alterations to the headstone. The parish cannot accept liability for damage caused to graves or headstones.

7. All monumental sculptors (having been commissioned by the family member named in section 3) must contact the Parish Priest or his nominees before commencing any work to ensure the proper placing of headstones. These should be erected back to back and should be no more than 4 feet high and 3 feet 9 inches wide.

8. The erection or placing of pillars, railings, hoops or other structures, movable or immovable, on graves, for the purpose of enclosing them, is strictly prohibited and if erected will be removed at the family's expense.

9. To facilitate grave maintenance, no tree shrub or flowers may be planted; nor should any additional grave furniture be placed on the grave, and no false surfaces are to cover the grave. The headstone should be the sole monument. Bouquets and wreaths placed on the grave should be removed when faded, withered, broken or discoloured. (If this is not adhered to the grass may not be cut)

10. Only gravediggers approved of by the parish with adequate public liability insurance will be allowed to dig graves in the graveyard.

The purpose of these regulations is not to restrict the freedom of the users but rather to ensure that our Parish cemetery will be a testimony to our faith in the Resurrection and our reverence and respect for the dead.

These regulations will be effective from January 2019. The Parish reserves the right to vary these regulations at any time in the future whether by deletion, addition, or modification.


Accord Counselling Services

Accord provides a counselling service for any couple who may be experiencing difficulties or challenges in their relationship. We also offer pre marriage courses for all couples preparing for marriage, with a comprehensive programme delivered by trained facilitators. The Ballymena Centre is situated in All Saints Parish Centre, 9 Cushendall Road, Ballymena.The Coleraine Centre is situated in St Malachy’sParish Centre, 72 Nursery Avenue, Coleraine. (  02890339944. * This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




The Parish Bingo continues every Friday evening in the McAlister Hall at 8.30pm sharp. There is £1,770 in prize money available every week. The normal game offers £20 a line, £50 for a house. The 6th game pays £30 a line, £80 a house. The 11th game pays £30 a line, £200 a house, but £1,000 if you check for a house on52 numbers or less on 9th June 2017. Each week this number will increase by one. However, should the £1,000 be won, the check will revert the following week to 45 numbers.






















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