Diocese of Derry and Raphoe

We are the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe located in the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone and Donegal in North West Ireland / Northern Ireland.

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Lest We Forget

Leaders of the four main Churches lead worship at the Cenotaph in Londonderry

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Bishop at Youth Event

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Carol Service

St Columb’s Cathedral’s traditional Emergency Services Carol Service and a Service of Thanksgiving and Praise for the Emergency Services.


New Canons

Canon Katie McAteer and Canon Judi McGaffin, the first Canons of St Columb's and St Eunan's Cathedrals.

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Transforming Community, Radiating Christ…

Jan 26 2023

Toddler brightens up Church unity event

A minister’s young son provoked joyful laughter in Clooney Methodist Church when he interrupted an evening service arranged by churches in Londonderry’s Waterside area to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It was part of a joint initiative, on Wednesday 25th January 2023, which drew around 80 people who walked to each other’s…

Jan 26 2023

Christian Unity walk 2023

Around 40 members of the four main Churches in Derry-Londonderry, including the city’s two bishops, took part in a walk through the city centre on the evening of Monday 23rd January, 2023 to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The participants had gathered outside First Londonderry Presbyterian Church, inside the City Walls, for…

Jan 22 2023

Special service marks centenary of Churches working together

The Irish Council of Churches – one of the world’s oldest national representative church bodies – celebrated its centenary with a special service of worship in Belfast Cathedral this afternoon (22nd January). The service, with the theme ‘Celebrating our Reconciling Vision of Hope’ took place on the eve of the Council’s first meeting 100 years…

Jan 22 2023

Prayers answered in Inver

A new Rector has been appointed to the Inver Group of Parishes in south west Donegal. She is Rev Susan Elliott, a South African national, who lives with her husband, Don – a lay preacher – in Haenertsburg, in South Africa’s northernmost province, Limpopo. Rev Elliott was born in Durban and trained as a teacher,…

Jan 18 2023

Warm welcome for Peruvian visitors

Diocese of Derry and Raphoe Public The parishioners of Camus-Juxta-Mourne (Strabane) have been rolling out a sometimes snow-dusted red carpet for a special group of visitors this past week. They have been renewing acquaintance with Pastor Anderson Sanchez, his wife Isabel, and their children Jacob and Ivana, whom some of the Tyrone parishioners first befriended…

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