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St Columba

St Columba's is located in the heart of Derry City, Northern Ireland and dates back to 1783.

Long Tower, County Londonderry

Opening times

The church is open every week day from 9.30am until approx 8pm and weekends until approx 6.45pm.


Long Tower Street
Long Tower
County Londonderry
BT48 6QQ

St Columba's, Long Tower began life in 1783 albeit on a much smaller scale than what can be seen today. It was modified in 1820 and extended in 1907. It is constructed of dressed stone, slated roofs and random stone walling.

The windows are mainly sliding sashes. Internally the building contains an abundance of historical artefacts to include; various pieces of artwork by English painter Ambrose Wilson, a central gallery, stained glass windows, opus sectiles pictures, the Hannigan Monstrance and Communion rails constructed from Carrara marble.

It is truly a magnificent and historical building, which remains unaltered to this day.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Wifi

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Mass Times: Monday to Friday 10am and 7.30pm. Saturday 10am and 6pm (Sunday Vigil). Sunday 8am, 10am and 12noon. Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays after Morning Mass until 7pm.

  • Catholic Church

  • Repair Grant, £6,000, 2021

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

  • Wolfson Fabric Repair Grant, £4,500, 2021

  • Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants are awarded for urgent repair projects, based on our recommendation, to help keep churches open.

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