Service of Thanksgiving for St Columba

The annual St Columba Service of Thanksgiving, in Gartan, drew its largest attendance for a number of years on Sunday afternoon – the day after the saint’s Feast Day which falls on June 9th.

The Service was the first organised by the Rev David Houlton, who was instituted as Rector of the United Parishes of Conwal with Gartan in January this year. He was assisted by his wife, the Rev Heather Houlton, the Dean of Raphoe, the Very Rev Arthur Barrett, the Rev Canon Brian Smeaton and the Rev Katie McAteer. The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Rt Rev…

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