Two coaches have been booked to facilitate transport to the Consecration of Bishop-designate, Ven. Andrew Forster, in Armagh this Sunday, 8th December. Both buses will leave St Peter’s Church, Culmore Road, Londonderry at 2pm and there are still seats available on both.
The first bus will travel via Strabane and Omagh. The first pick-up point will be at the junction of the A5 and the Derry Road in Strabane (beside the site of the old High School) at approximately 2.20 pm. The junction is currently closed due to road works. However, the bus can stop and the road closure means that there is a lay-by which can be used for parking. The second stop will be at the Ulsterbus Station in Omagh at approximately 3pm.
The second bus will travel via Dungiven and Maghera. The first pick-up point will be at the Ulsterbus 212 stop in Dungiven at 2.30pm. The second stop will be at approximately 3pm at the Maghera Park-and-Ride site on the Glenshane Road.
Both buses are scheduled to arrive at the Royal School Armagh at approximately 4pm, where shuttle buses will be available to take everyone to the Cathedral. After the Service, shuttle buses will convey people back to the Royal School where refreshments will be available. The buses will then leave for home at around 8.30pm, following the same routes home.
The cost is £10 per person. Please do not give any money to the driver. All monies should be sent in to the Diocesan Office, with cheques made out to ‘Derry and Raphoe Synod Account’, or cash can be left in to the office over the next week or two.
Should you have any questions, please contact Gavin at the Diocesan Office on Thursday 5th December (as he will be on annual leave on Friday). Tel: 028 7126 2440 (00 44 28 7126 2440 from the Republic of Ireland).