As part of the annual 4 Corners Festival, there will be a walk from St Peter’s Cathedral in Divis, West Belfast, to St Anne’s Cathedral, starting at St Peter’s at 3pm on Friday February 3.
There will be the opportunity to spend time in both Cathedrals which are full of history and contemporary stories of Belfast life.
The Administrator of St Peter’s, Fr Martin Graham will greet the walkers, and speak about the art and architecture of the Cathedral as well as its history and its renovations through the years. This visit will finish with a short prayer service sung by the St Anne’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir.
Moving into the Cathedral grounds, the tour will visit St Peter’s Immaculata Youth Centre and where leader in charge Stephen Hughes will speak about some of the issues he faces, about the image Divis has and how various efforts are helping to change that perception.
The group will also hear from some young people who were involved in gangs and anti-social activity about how the centre has helped them turn around their lives. Light refreshments will be served.
The group will then walk approximately 20 minutes to Belfast Cathedral in the city’s Cathedral Quarter. Dean’s Vicar, the Rev Canon Mark Niblock, will give a talk on the art and architecture of St Anne’s and about its pivotal role in encouraging inter-church dialogue and activity in Belfast.
This part of the programme will be completed by 5.30pm when the evening service begins for anyone who would like to remain for it.