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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Nov 26 2023

New Rector appointed for Leckpatrick and Dunnalong

The Rev’d Andrea Cotter has been appointed Rector of the parishes of Leckpatrick and Dunnalong, succeeding Rev Canon Paul Whittaker, who retired last February. The announcement was made at services in both churches, this morning, and also in All Saints’, Clooney, where Rev’d Cotter has been serving as Curate-Assistant since her ordination as priest there…

Nov 18 2023

The Canon and the cannon

Politicians from the four main parties on Derry City and Strabane District Council attended the official launch, this afternoon, of a new public realm scheme at All Saints’ Church, Clooney by the Mayor, Cllr Patricia Logue. Congratulating the various partners, the Mayor also thanked the Department for Communities, without whose funding — she said —…

Nov 18 2023

Christmas Tree Festival opens

St Columb’s Cathedral’s second Christmas Tree Festival was officially opened on Friday evening (17th November 2023) by the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Andrew Forster, at an enchanting Opening Ceremony. The evening began with members of Londonderry Musical Society (LMS) — dressed in Victorian costume — welcoming members of the congregation as they…

Nov 12 2023

Church leaders hold Act of Remembrance at Londonderry’s War Memorial

Leaders of the four main Churches in Londonderry took part in a joint Act of Remembrance at The War Memorial, in The Diamond on Sunday morning. The annual event is held on the Sunday nearest Armistice Day to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives for freedom in the two World Wars and in more recent…

Nov 11 2023

Festival of Remembrance in Dunnalong

Members of Dunnalong Parish Church in Bready gathered on Saturday morning – Armistice Day – for an Act of Remembrance of those who gave their lives for freedom in last century’s two World Wars and in more recent conflicts. A two-minute silence was observed and wreaths were laid during a short Service, which was led…

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