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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Lest We Forget

Leaders of the four main Churches lead worship at the Cenotaph in Londonderry

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Carol Service

St Columb’s Cathedral’s traditional Emergency Services Carol Service and a Service of Thanksgiving and Praise for the Emergency Services.


New Canons

Canon Katie McAteer and Canon Judi McGaffin, the first Canons of St Columb's and St Eunan's Cathedrals.

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Dec 02 2022

Special guest graces launch of St Canice’s Nativity Festival

The Rector of St Canice’s Church in Eglinton got robed for a special service, on Friday morning (December 2, 2022), but not in his usual garb. Rev Canon Paul Hoey, and Rector’s Churchwarden Elaine Way, dressed as Mary and Joseph for the launch of the parish’s three-day Nativity Festival. And they were joined by a…

Nov 28 2022

Church leaders meet President Higgins

The Leaders the of the Church of Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in Ireland met the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, today at Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin. Afterwards, the Church Leaders issued the following statement: “We were delighted to accept the President’s invitation and very much welcomed…

Nov 18 2022

MU’s vocal opposition to domestic violence recognised

The impact of Mothers’ Union’s ’16 Days’ campaign in Ireland was acknowledged, recently, when MU’s Worldwide President, Sheran Harper, made a presentation to the President of Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union, Jacqui Armstrong, in recognition of her work – and MU’s – to counter domestic and gender-based violence. The presentation took place in St Macartin’s…

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