The 41st Black Santa Sit-out is underway on the steps of St Anne’s Cathedral. Dean-Elect, Archdeacon Stephen Forde, joined the Bishops of Connor and Down and Dromore and Dean’s Vicar, the Rev Canon Mark Niblock, for the launch.
We will have more reports as the Sit-out progresses, but check out today’s Belfast Telegraph for the first of our daily Black Santa’s diaries, and read how Archdeacon Forde was looking forward to taking part in his first Sit-out!
Canon Mark Niblock, Bishop Alan Abernethy, Dean-Elect Stephen Forde (Black Santa in training) and Bishop Harold Miller at the launch of Black Santa 2017.
Cathedral staff and volunteers enjoyed a Christmas party in the Crypt this year, with lots of festive food, music and good cheer.
Belfast Cathedral Christmas cards are now on sale in the Cathedral Gift Shop, priced at £8 for a pack of 10. The cards feature a beautiful image of the Cathedral in the snow by photographer Chris Hill (Scenic Ireland).
Our choir’s new CD featuring beautiful Christmas music was launched on Monday evening and this is now available in the Cathedral Gift Shop.
There was plenty of Carol singing at Clifton House Residential Home in Belfast on Wednesday December 6, with the residents led in song by the Revs Janice Elsdon and Denise Acheson.
Dean’s Vicar the Rev Canon Mark Niblock had his audience dying with laughter (no kidding) when he delivered his Autumn Talk entitled ‘A Day in the Life of an Undertaker!’ on December 6.