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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Remembrance Sunday, 2023

A veteran pays his respects at Londonderry's War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday.


The Song of Ruth

Internationally-renowned pianist Ruth McGinley inaugurates the 'Christ Church First Wednesday Recitals' series.


Diocesan Synod 2023

"What if the best days of the church are ahead of us?" asks Bishop Andrew.


Extension to Robertson N.S. in Stranorlar opened and blessed

"May it be a place where we love to learn and learn to love" - Bishop Andrew


Kilcronaghan's new hall is officially opened

"You know, it really is a miracle," says Rector.


Donegal Schools Service goes with a bang

Hundreds of pupils attend 2023 gathering in Ramelton Presbyterian Church.


History's made in St Eunan's Cathedral

Very Rev Liz Fitzgerald installed as first ever Lady Dean of Raphoe Cathedral


Christmas Trees Festival opens at St Columb's Cathedral

Bishop Andrew leads the people in a countdown - and then there was light!


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Transforming Community, Radiating Christ…

Apr 10 2024


At its last meeting in October 2023, Diocesan Synod resolved that a Commission should be established to conduct a strategic review of our dioceses. We are now seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to be considered to become members of the Commission.  Diocesan Council has agreed that the Commission should consist of the…

Feb 19 2024

Tributes paid following death of former Diocesan Architect, Miss Caroline Dickson

Tributes have been paid to the former Diocesan Architect for Derry and Raphoe, Miss Caroline Dickson, who passed away in hospital last Friday after a short illness. Miss Dickson retired from the diocesan role last year after 40 years’ service. Throughout those four decades, she worked diligently on the Diocese’s behalf, displaying formidable expertise when…

Jan 29 2024

Bishop thanks lay readers for their spiritual depth and commitment

Readers from as far away as Castlerock and Ballyshannon, and many parishes in between, converged on Raphoe this evening for a Service of Holy Communion for current and serving Readers, many of whom had led services this morning. The Service was led by the Dean of Raphoe, Very Rev Liz Fitzgerald, and organised to acknowledge…

Jan 26 2024

A video conversation for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

The Archbishop of Armagh has in recent years marked Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) with a recorded conversation on the theme chosen by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. This year’s theme is the ‘Fragility of Freedom’ and Archbishop John McDowell met with Rabbi David Kale, of the Belfast Jewish Community, Mrs Shirley Lennon, from the…

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