‘Week of Prayer’ in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis

Event Start Date:
April 27, 2020
Event End Date:
May 3, 2020
Event Venue:
Throughout the Diocese of Derry & Raphoe

The Diocese is holding a special ‘Week of Prayer’ in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

Parishioners and clergy are invited to form a ‘chain of prayer’ across the diocese, praying individually or in groups (please observe social distancing guidelines).

To get involved, simply email bishopsoffice@derryandraphoe.org or call 02871 377013 (0044 2871 377013 from the Republic) to book a half hour slot between nine in the morning and nine at night from Monday 27th April until Sunday 3rd May (inclusive).

We’d love to hear from you. Please pray your part.

Lenten Events in Omagh

Event Start Date:
February 26, 2020
Event End Date:
April 10, 2020
Event Venue:
St Columba's Church, Omagh and Omagh Methodist Church

St Columba’s Church of Ireland in Omagh is partnering with Omagh Methodist Church again this Lent, and in Holy Week. They are meeting at 8pm on Wednesday evenings throughout the season to explore the Lord’s Prayer – familiar words to many, but words which have the power to transform people’s lives when they look at them closely. And over the course of Holy Week, the two churches will be exploring how we are called by God to transform, revive and heal society, starting in our own homes. See the flyer for details of times and venues.

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World Day of Prayer on Thursday March 6th

Event Start Date:
March 6, 2020
Event End Date:
March 6, 2020
Event Venue:
Clooney Hall, Londonderry

‘World Day of Prayer’ will be observed in Clooney Hall, in Londonderry, on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm.

The Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical organisation and this year it will be celebrated in more than 170 countries. It will begin in Samoa, with prayers in native languages, and finish more than 36 hours later in American Samoa, having travelled the globe through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

The 2020 service has been prepared by women from Zimbabwe who are encouraging others to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have affected Zimbabwe for many years. The service reflects the challenges they face and the aspirations they have for the future, as they encourage others to ‘Rise, take your mat and walk’ with them towards full reconciliation.

While Day of Prayer is organised by women it is also celebrated by men and children.

 

Lent Soup Lunches served in Innisrush Parish Church

Event Start Date:
March 6, 2020
Event End Date:
April 3, 2020
Event Venue:
Innisrush Parish Church, Parish of Tamlaght O'Crilly Lower.

Innisrush Parish Church, in the Parish of Tamlaght O’Crilly Lower, is marking the run-up to Easter with a series of Lent soup lunches each Friday, in aid of Christian Aid. Everyone is invited – why not bring a friend – and enjoy homemade soup, wheaten bread and rolls. There’s a suggested donation of £5 which buys a fine lunch for you and could be a lifeline for somebody else. Lunches will be served from noon. till 2pm on Friday March 6th, Friday March 13th, Friday March 20th, Friday March 27th and Friday April 3rd.

 

Spring Gala Concert in aid of Raphoe Cathedral Restoration Fund

Event Start Date:
March 13, 2020
Event End Date:
March 13, 2020
Event Venue:
St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry

St Eunan’s Cathedral joins with St Columb’s Cathedral for a Spring Gala Concert in aid of the Raphoe Cathedral Restoration Fund. The concert will begin at 7.30pm.

Performers include the Britannia Concert Band, St Columb’s Cathedral Men’s and Boys’ Choirs, the Cathedral organists and Raphoe Ulster-Scots Pipe Band. Listen out for an unprecedented ensemble performance that will surely create a very special sound.

The programme will feature the music of Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saens, Philip Sparke and many others.

Admission is free, but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Raphoe Cathedral Restoration Project 2020.

Domestic Violence Seminar

Event Start Date:
March 9, 2020
Event End Date:
March 9, 2020
Event Venue:
Diocesan Office, London Street, Londonderry.

The Diocesan Board of Social Responsibility is holding a seminar about domestic violence entitled ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’.

The meeting will be addressed by the Director of Foyle Women’s Aid, Ms Marie Brown MBE. The seminar will address themes such as spotting the hidden signs of domestic violence; removing the stigma; offering practical support; helping children; and how the Church can help.

The event will take place in the Diocesan Centre in London Street on Monday 9th March, 7.30-9.30pm.

 

‘An Evening with Graham Kendrick’

Event Start Date:
March 19, 2020
Event End Date:
March 19, 2020
Event Venue:
Waterside Theatre, Londonderry
St Canice’s Church, Eglinton, invites you to ‘An Evening with Graham Kendrick’ in Londonderry’s Waterside Theatre at 8pm on Thursday 19th March, 2020.
 
Graham – an internationally renowned hymnwriter – is one of the UK’s most prolific songwriters and singers. He’s perhaps best known for his authorship of the lyrics and music of songs such as ‘The Servant King’, ‘Meekness and Majesty’ and ‘Shine, Jesus, Shine’, which are among the most widely-heard songs in contemporary Christian worship.
 
Fellow songwriter Stuart Townend has said: “I have no doubt that in 100 years’ time the name of Kendrick will be alongside Watts and Wesley in the list of the UK’s greatest hymnwriters”.
 
Book online for ‘An Evening with Graham Kendrick’ at https://watersidetheatre.cloudvenue.co.uk/aneveningwithgrahamkendrick
or call 02871 314000 Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
 
Tickets cost £15 with proceeds going to St Canice’s Hall Building Fund.

Epiphany Carol Service in Omagh

Event Start Date:
January 19, 2020
Event End Date:
January 19, 2020
Event Venue:
St Columba's Church of Ireland, Omagh

Trinity College Dublin Chapel Choir sing an Epiphany Carol Service in St Columba’s Church, Omagh beginning at 10.30am.

 

Community Country Music Concert for Dunnalong

Event Start Date:
February 26, 2020
Event End Date:
February 26, 2020
Event Venue:
Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane

Ireland’s ‘Queen of Country’, Philomena Begley, will be the headline act at Dunnalong Parish’s Community Country Music Concert in Strabane’s Fir Trees Hotel.

All are welcome to dust off their Stetsons, pull on their best gingham shirts, slip into their dance shoes and come along and join us . The irrepressible Rev David McBeth and many, many others will be taking to the stage, too, so a great night is guaranteed. Tickets available from the Parish Office, Mr Drew Downey or the Fir Trees Hotel itself.

The music begins at 8pm sharp.

Last Night of Glendermott Parish’s CAP Money Course

Event Start Date:
January 29, 2020
Event End Date:
January 29, 2020
Event Venue:
Unit 2 Glendermott Valley Business Park, Tullyally, Londonderry

It’s the final night of Glendermott Parish’s CAP (Christians Against Poverty) money course in its Tullyally outreach centre, Another Chance. The course is free and open to anyone who would like to budget better and manage their finances properly. This evening’s course starts at 7.30pm in Unit 2 Glendermott Valley Business Park.