Church News Daily

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.  

Frances Autumn 2020 Newsletter

By Stephen Richmond | Oct 24, 2020 |

The latest Newsletter for The Koinonia Trust from Frances has just been posted in her blog on the website and can be found by clicking here The Koinonia Trust Autumn 2020 Newsletter or the PDF can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

France’s latest Prayer requests can be found here – Frances Prayer Points

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Alpha Youth Series

By Stephen Richmond | Oct 1, 2020 |
News Daily Youth alpha via zoom starting this Sunday at 7.30pm.  For everyone secondary school aged. to start or join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Open Doors Standing Strong 2020

By Stephen Richmond | Oct 1, 2020 |

Meet persecuted Christians from China, Nigeria and Syria


Persecution. Poverty. Pandemic. In a year unlike any other, the persecuted church has been pushed to the limit. But despite danger and discrimination from so many directions, Christians are courageously following Jesus around the world – and God is continuing to grow his church.

Sadly, we can’t meet in person this year, but on 3rd October you’re invited to Standing Strong Online – an inspiring and faith building evening of encounter – with thousands of believers from across the UK and Ireland, for one evening with our extraordinary family to celebrate one faith, one hope, one Lord.

Register now at

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Kingdom Kid’s

By Stephen Richmond | Sep 25, 2020 |

Staring next week tune in to watch our latest kid’s materials called Kingdom Kids.

Watch the Trailer below to find out more.

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Church Update – 25th September

By Stephen Richmond | Sep 25, 2020 |

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 |

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.


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 |

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Waiting Patiently

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 14, 2020 |

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The Helmet of Hope

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 13, 2020 |

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Putting on Contentment

By Stephen Richmond | Aug 12, 2020 |

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