Our choirs have returned from their summer holidays and are looking forward to singing in the Cathedral again!
The Cathedral’s Autumn Talks series kicked off on Wednesday September 5 with a talk by specialist conservation architect Graeme Moore.
The Rt Rev Harold Miller, Bishop of Down and Dromore, will be the guest speaker at the next Interdenominational Divine Healing Ministries’ Service in St Anne’s on Monday September 10.
Bishop Miller will speak on the theme of ‘inner healing’ and will bring a message of hope for situations in which there is anxiousness, addiction, a lack of joy, or unforgiveness.
All are most welcome, especially those who are attending a healing service for the first time. Prayer ministry and anointing will be offered.
The service begins at 8pm.
Christian Aid’s ‘Uprooted and Overlooked’ exhibition which is touring the country to raise awareness of the 40 million internally displaced people around the world can now be viewed in Belfast Cathedral.
Belfast Cathedral will once again open its doors to animals, birds and insects of all shapes and sizes when it holds its second annual Pets’ Service on Sunday September 30 at 3.30pm.
Charities wishing to apply for funding from the Cathedral’s annual Black Santa Sit-out can now download an application form (see link below) or collect one from the Cathedral Office.
This year will see the 42nd annual Black Santa Sit-out on the steps of St Anne’s Cathedral in the days before Christmas. It will be Dean Stephen Forde’s first Sit-out, although he did spend some hours on the steps last year as Black Santa in training!
Funds raised will be distributed to successful applicants at the Good Samaritans Service in February 2019.
Most of the money raised at the Sit-out goes to charities in Northern Ireland, with a proportion given to Christian Aid. The range of charities includes medical research; those caring for children, youth and the elderly; those which work to improve opportunities for young people and a host of small charities which cannot afford paid fundraisers.
To access the application form please click HERE. Deadline for completed applications is October 26.
Pictured is the original Black Santa – the late Dean Sammy Crooks – who established this Belfast tradition in 1976.
There will be retiring collections for Christian Aid’s Kerala Flood Appeal at each of the Cathedral’s services (10am, 11am & 3.30pm) on Sunday, September 2.
We received a visit this week from two relatives of Lord Edward Carson, the only person to be buried in St Anne’s Cathedral.
The Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev Stephen Forde, representing the Bishop of Connor, along with the Most Rev Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, spoke at a reception on the eve of the Global Conflict | Human Impact Conference.
We look forward to inviting people to step in and look around beautiful St Anne’s for free on September 8 and 9 as part of European Heritage Open Days 2018.