World renowned gospel preacher Angus Buchan tonight held the first of two ‘Hope and Healing’ rallies in Magherafelt town centre.
About 1,500 people crowded into the Diamond area of the town to hear the South African speak.
Ulster rugby player Johann Muller also spoke about his faith during the rally.
There will be another gospel rally in the town centre on Friday night.
A large band parade had been organised for Friday evening but this was postponed.