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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Transforming Community, Radiating Christ…

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…

May 13 2024

Living out reconciliation in a conflicted world

General Synod Presidential Address by Archbishop John McDowell (May 10th, 2024) The Church of Ireland’s Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop John McDowell, used his Presidential Address at the 2024 General Synod in Armagh to explore how members of the Church could live out a life of reconciliation. The General Synod was returning to the city…

Apr 29 2024

Diocesan Review could be a “morale boost”, Canon Katie McAteer tells newly commissioned parish officers

Dozens of parishioners from throughout the Derry Rural Deanery were commissioned at a service in All Saints Clooney on Sunday evening to serve as churchwardens, secretaries and treasurers, glebewardens and select vestry members, and to sit on parish safeguarding trust panels or serve as safeguarding volunteers. Select Vestries from St Columb’s Cathedral; St Augustine’s; Christ…

Apr 27 2024

Flora, fauna and fellowship at fun day in Gortin Forest

Our SEEDS Children’s Ministry chose a magnificent day for youngsters to see the splendour of God’s creation during a visit to Gortin Glen Forest Park in County Tyrone earlier today. The children were there for a special Family Fun Day for young people with additional needs and they were rewarded with a bright, dry day,…

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