THE WEE CHURCH AT FENAGHY
Mr Tommy Laverty
The small church in the demesne at Fenaghy built by James McFall, a millwright in the Maine Works was situated in a tranquil setting close to the River Maine .This unique building was accessed from the cindered path which ran from Fenaghy House to the Maine Works factory at Cullybackey. It was said to have been built for Mr Roland Young 1874-1923, who it was claimed was somewhat eccentric and used it for worship and meditation.
Miss Elizabeth and Miss Mary Young, sisters of Roland held afternoon Sunday School classes for the children of the workers who lived on the estate. My mother was actually one of the children who attended these classes.
Octagonal in shape, constructed with Bann brick, plastered and the roof was thatched. The front door opened in two halves and was arch-shaped as were the three tiny stained glass windows. The floor was tiled with beige and russett coloured tiles, and there was a wooden bench seat the whole way round. The interior walls were painted cream with the woodwork to match the russett tiles. The exterior was dark brown.
All that remains on site now are the two sandstone steps.
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