Church News

Welcome to our News Daily and Blog page. Here you will find news, information and messages from Stephen.

There will also be a post with a thought for today from Stephen and members of the congregation.  

Church Update – 25th September

By Stephen Richmond | Sep 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Church Update – 25th September

With Co. Donegal now in level three restrictions  sadly that means our church buildings are closed for public worship for the next 3 weeks. We will continue to worship together with a recorded online service that will be shared via the website, YouTube and Facebook on Sunday morning. Do tune in as we look at God’s rule through all the challenges of life.

Sunday morning prayer time on zoom will continue at 9.30 am.

Do continue to pray for one another and for our county at this time.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if I can be of help or assistance Stephen

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Updated Covid-19 Guidance

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Updated Covid-19 Guidance

Please note below the new guidance regarding the wearing of masks in church services.

Not what any of us want to do but for the wellbeing of everyone and to be able to continue meeting together please do wear a mask when coming to church.

Stephen

Face Coverings in Churches

19.8.2020 | Moderator, Statements, COVID-19 Emergency


The following statement has been issued by the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates of All Ireland, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland:

At this time, both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland, the governments have not formally made mandatory the wearing of face coverings at services of worship. This is, in part, due to the fact that as churches we are committed to maintaining 2 metre physical distancing between household groups and strict adherence to all government guidance on hand hygiene, cleaning, ventilation etc.

It, however, remains our responsibility to ensure that our services of worship are safe places for all who join with us. It has become increasingly clear that the wearing of face coverings, in conjunction with hand washing etc., is likely to reduce the spread of coronavirus, thus helping to protect others. Their use is therefore one way in which we can evidence protection for the most vulnerable, support for our health workers, and practical love for our neighbours.

Following further recent consultations with public health authorities, we join with Christian church leaders all over this island in formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing, from Sunday 30th August 2020, and earlier if practicable.

We understand that some people are exempted from the wearing of face coverings, as outlined in the two jurisdictions.

We also recognise that whilst it may not be appropriate for those who are leading from the front during worship, including preaching, to wear face coverings, they should at all times continue to maintain at least 2 metre physical distancing from one another, and 4 metre physical distancing from the front row of the congregation.

The Most Revd Eamon Martin

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

The Most Revd John McDowell

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

The Rt Revd Dr David Bruce

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland

The Revd Dr Tom McKnight

President of the Methodist Church in Ireland

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Rejoice in the Lord

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Rejoice in the Lord

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Waiting Patiently

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Waiting Patiently

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The Helmet of Hope

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 13, 2020 | Comments Off on The Helmet of Hope

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Putting on Contentment

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Putting on Contentment

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Celebrating Life

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Celebrating Life

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Putting on Praise

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Putting on Praise

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Closed Doors

By Stephen Richmond | Jul 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Closed Doors

A few thoughts from Rossnowlagh

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Church reopening video

By Stephen Richmond | Jun 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Church reopening video

Information about the reopening of the church for Sunday Services from 5th July.

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