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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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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May 25 2022

Celebrating ordinary people who do extraordinary things

The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe has paid tribute to parishioners of Glendermott – past and present – who, by sharing their talents and gifts, have helped build the kingdom of God in their parish.  Bishop Andrew Forster was speaking during a Service, on Tuesday evening, in Babington Hall, opposite Glendermott Parish Church, during which…

May 24 2022

Double celebration in Macosquin

The parishioners of Camus-Juxta-Bann enjoyed a memorable day, last weekend, at the Macosquin 400 Jubilee Fete. The festivities were a double celebration of 400 years of St. Mary’s Church and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The festivities took place in the rectory garden, beside St Mary’s Church. Many thanks to all those who helped organise the…

May 22 2022

Sun-kissed Family Fun Day at Oakfield Park

There was a very pleasant surprise in store for the scores of families and friends who descended on picturesque Oakfield Park, near Raphoe, on Saturday morning for the first Diocesan Family Fun Day since the start of the Covid pandemic. The all-aged gathering was blessed with warm and dry conditions, allowing umbrellas and raincoats to…

May 18 2022

Balteagh Group pushes the boat out in fellowship

Members of the Aghanloo, Balteagh, Carrick and Tamlaghtard Group of Churches pushed the boat out, in a manner of speaking, with a parish outing to Rathlin Island, on the Feast Day of St Matthias last weekend. More than 40 members and friends of the parish churches accompanied the Rector, Rev Rhys Jones, on Saturday’s daytrip….

May 15 2022

New Rector appointed for Donagheady

The Parish of Donagheady (Donemana) is to get a new incumbent later this year. Rev Capt Richard Beadle has been appointed to succeed Rev Dr Robin Stockitt, who retired almost a year ago. The news was shared this morning with worshippers at St James Church in Donemana and parishioners in the Manorhamilton Group of Parishes,…

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