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.

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The Song of Ruth

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

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Diocesan Synod 2023

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

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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

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Kilcronaghan's new hall is officially opened

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

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Donegal Schools Service goes with a bang

Hundreds of pupils attend 2023 gathering in Ramelton Presbyterian Church.

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History's made in St Eunan's Cathedral

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

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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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May 29 2024

Double joy for Peoples family at Canon Mervyn’s installation

There was double cause for celebration in St Eunan’s Cathedral in Raphoe on Sunday evening (28th May 2024) as Rev Canon Mervyn Peoples was installed as Prebendary of Killymard and a member of the Cathedral Chapter on the day that he and his wife, Diane, celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. The couple’s children and grandchildren…

May 19 2024

A splashing day out for young and old at Family Fun Day

Families and clergy from across the Diocese arrived at the Dunlewey Centre in Donegal on Saturday for this year’s Family Fun Day, organised by our SEEDS Children’s Ministry. The temperatures weren’t as high as in recent days, which meant that the midges were nowhere to be seen. Thankfully, too, the rain stayed away, and the…

May 13 2024

Bishop Andrew extols value of curacies at General Synod

The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Andrew Forster, spoke passionately about the value of curacies during debate about the RB Report presented to the General Synod on Friday 10th May 2024. “We’re finding it more challenging for parishes to have curates,” Bishop Andrew said, “and it’s mainly for financial reasons. And the formation…

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