Good Friday meditation service in St Anne’s Cathedral

Good Friday meditation service in St Anne’s Cathedral

Bishop Trevor Williams to lead Good Friday Three Hour Service in St Anne’s Cathedral

The principal service on Good Friday is Belfast Cathedral is the Three Hour meditation on the seven last words of Jesus that he spoke from the Cross.  The congregation will be guided in their thoughts by the Rt Revd Trevor Williams, former Bishop of Limerick.  In addition to Bishop Trevor’s reflections there will be silence, music, prayers and readings.  The service being at 12.00 noon and there will be opportunities to come and go every twenty minutes.  Those who would like to attend should feel free to stay for as long or as short a period as they wish, as we mark the final three hours of our Lord’s time hanging on the Cross

During the Three Hour service on Good Friday there will be a basket at the back of the Cathedral for donations for the famine relief appeal in East Africa.  The Dean is releasing a further £5,000 of Black Santa funds to Christian Aid for support in South Sudan.

Belfast Cathedral to host Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair

Belfast Cathedral to host Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair

Brides and grooms make sure to ‘Save The Date’ for ROCK THE FROCK : The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair taking place at the stunning location of Belfast Cathedral on Saturday 6th May. Brought to you by the original and inventive folks at Frock Around The Clock, the special event will showcase inspirational wedding exhibitors offering handmade, vintage, bespoke and DIY wedding services for creative couples. With everything from vintage wedding dresses and contemporary occasion frocks to bespoke jewellery, inspirational photography and gourmet marshmallows to stunning cakes, unique stationery and chic décor, it is the perfect destination to find the ideal people to help make your wedding day dreams a reality! There will also be the chance to win a fantastic vintage & handmade prize bundle!

A cool and stylish event, the Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair is a celebration of the genius crafty and creative wedding talent that we have right here in Ireland, the event features fashion-forward inspiration and experts who can create tailor-made wedding products and services to suit your taste, personality and imagination. With 50 fabulous vintage sellers, bridal designers and bespoke wedding suppliers, it all makes for a less ordinary feel with a twist on the traditional. A gorgeously glamorous fair that is friendly, fun, and relaxed, it is designed to put you at ease and make planning your big day a pleasure. Many of the products and vintage treasures can even be purchased and taken away on the day!

All visitors to the event will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a fantastic bundle of wedding prizes which includes a bespoke wedding cake from Cakes by Naomi, 50% off wedding band hire from The Treblemakers, free hire of an original postbox from Rose Cottage Events, £50 off wedding car hire from Ideal Wedding Cars, £50 off bridal make-up from Absolute Make-up, a vintage 1950s rhinestone brooch from Norma Jean Vintage, pearl earrings and 25% off floral hair crowns / hair comb orders from The Pretty Curious Design Studio, 50% off a handmade bridal shawl from Rebecca Denley Textile Artist, and an embroidered designer t-shirt from Mangu Pango.

The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair will take place from 12-5pm on Saturday 6th May at Belfast Cathedral (St Annes), Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB. Admission costs £5 and proceeds go to the upkeep of the Cathedral. More information on the event and the exhibitor list can be found online at frockfairsni.com and on facebook.com/frockaroundtheclockvintagefairs