ACCORD is a voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships.


Tel : 7136 2475


Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshops Venue: Thornhill Centre, Culmore Road, Derry Places available September 23/24th 2011 and November 11th/12th 2011 Booking online at accordni.com or Contact Accord : 028 71362475.

If you or anyone you know has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation of child abuse directly to the Church authorities in relation to any member of Church personnel, please contact one of the following diocesan designated persons.
Child Safeguarding
Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Mrs Paula Cunningham, Safeguarding Officer
Diocesan Pastoral Centre
164 Bishop Street
Tel (028) 71362475
Committee Members
Mary McCafferty, Kathleen Bradley,
Nicki Fallon, Carina Boyle, Angela McIntyre,
Caroline Catterson, Fr John McDevitt, Eddie O Kane
Designated Liason Persons
Mary McCafferty 07514265252
Noel O Donnell 075596500793

Youth 2000 is an international initiative of young people called to spread the good news of the Catholic faith. We pray together, we organise retreats and other spiritual events to help others to know and love God.

Contact : Yvonne Murray : 028 7962 8244

Legion of Mary
Eucharistic Adoration
Disability Action’s Advice Service has put together a leaflet and standard letter for anyone who feels they may wish to challenge their bank or building society regarding excessive penalty charges to their account. Please call in for a leaflet to Disability Action, 58 Strand Road or telephone to make an appointment to discuss your concerns or telephone 71360811 and ask for Claire-Marie or Patricia.


NEXUS Counselling Service offers support to anyone who has been sexually abused, sexually assaulted or raped at any time in their life and are now 17 years old or over. NEXUS believe that the survivor is never to blame, regardless of the circumstances. NEXUS offers workshops for survivors of sexual abuse on a variety of topics including anger management, stress management, self-awareness and assertiveness. Family Education and Support Groups are offered for family members, parents and partners or survivors who may also need support. Contact NEXUS in confidence at 71260566.

New Experience for Survivors of Trauma. (NEST) - Are you burdened by feelings of guilt or shame? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety and/or low self esteem? If you were able to break free from the pain of what has happened to you, would your life be different? The NEST Programme will enable you to do just that and also give you resources to deal with present and future life tasks. For more details telephone The Pastoral Centre, Maghera 02879642983 or Derry 02871347220 for assessment for the Autumn course, September 2009.