Donemana Presbyterian

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Times of Public Worship – 11.30 am        Summer time - 11 am
Midweek Bible Study / Prayer Wednesday 8 pm                                                                 
Sunday School Times – 10.15 am
Sunday – Youth Fellowship, fortnightly 8.15 pm;  Junior Youth Fellowship 6.45 pm
Monday – Anchor Boys 6.30 pm                                 
Tuesday – Girls’ Brigade 6.30 – 9 pm 
Wednesday – Midweek 8 pm (choir, occasional, 7 pm) 
Thursday – Bowls 8 pm; PW 2nd Thursday in month 7.30 pm
Friday – 6.45 pm Junior BB; 8 pm Company Section
Saturday – Youth Club, fortnightly, 7.30 pm
Communion – 1st Sunday May & November, with further opportunity to partake of the
sacrament at an evening thanksgiving service at 7 pm
Children’s Day – 2nd Sunday June.  Harvest – 2nd
Sunday October. Other special services, - Holyweek, Wed-Fri. 
BB Enrolment am 3rd Sunday Oct,  GB enrolment 3rd Sunday Nov. 
Family services 3rd Sunday in month Sept – May

Some history:

The congregation has historical links with both the Synod of Ulster and the Secession Synod - once two separate Presbyterian denominations reflecting divisions in Scotland. These two denominations came together to form the General Assembly in 1840 - the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

Local history in Donemana is patchy, but both Church bodies functioned in Donemana at various times.  We know that the Secession Synod (Seceders) had formed a congregation in 1798. The current Meeting House is built on the site of what had been a Seceder place of worship - described as being in a ruinous condition in 1836 - to the extent that the Seceders had ended up worshipping in a Public House. The Secession elders still held the leasehold of the site and the necessary legal steps were taken before building the present place of worship there. (Stone gives date as 1876.)


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Situated in the Sperrin Mountains, Donemana can be approached from the main Dungiven/Londonderry road, by turning off into Claudy, and then following the signs to Donemana for the next 9 miles. Alternatively, there is a back road from New Buildings for those coming from Londonderry, which will take you past the manse, just before the Cricket ground (on the opposite side of the road) as you enter the village. A third route is from the Strabane direction, via Artigarvan. For those travelling around in the area, the best mobile reception is 'Orange.'

It is an exceptionally beautiful area, well worth a Sunday afternoon drive - but why not come for worship too!

Donemana is a strong rural congregation with almost 130 children in the Sunday School, and with all the usual organisations. All generations are very well represented at Sunday worship.


 


On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot 

Fahan 

Co. Donegal 

Republic of Ireland F93 XY65