Seapatrick (Banbridge) Parish incorporates the town of Banbridge and surrounding areas. Banbridge is situated off the main A1 dual carriageway between Belfast and Newry. A rapidly growing town, Banbridge is well known for its hospitality and warmth. The town came into formation around the bridge crossing over the River Bann, from which it gets its name. Notable people who were born/lived in Banbridge include Captain Francis Crozier, Joseph Scriven and F.E. McWilliam.