The Rev Ian Mills, who has been part of the Cathedral clergy team over the summer months, will preach for us for the last time this Sunday before he takes up his new role in Larne.
This Sunday we look forward to an organ recital by Catherine Olver. This takes place at 3pm before the 3.30pm Choral Evensong with the Vivamus Choir.
We welcomed 550 guests from the Azamara Pursuit cruise liner, which was docked in Belfast, for a wonderful evening of entertainment on August 15.
This weekend we welcome London-based choir Vivamus for Choral Evensong at 5.30pm on Friday August 17 and Saturday August 18, and at our Sunday services at 11am and 3.30pm.
Thirty one candles, one for each of the victims of the Omagh bombing, burned at the base of the Cathedral’s Spire of Hope on August 15.
Some fascinating topics will form the content of the 2018 Belfast Cathedral Autumn Talks series which gets underway on Wednesday September 5.
Our excellent speakers this year are specialist conservation architect Graeme Moore; Roger Dixon MBE, from National Museums of Ireland; practicing Barrister Patrick Good QC; and retired nurse Joan Thompson OBE, who many will know as the secretary of the Friends of Belfast Cathedral.
Graeme’s topic for the first talk is Royal Exchange – reconnecting the city centre and Roger speaks on Ghosts, witches and fairy tales from Ulster’s haunted past on October 3.
On October 31 Patrick will share some recollections on The Bar of Northern Ireland, while Joan concludes the series on December 12 giving a talk entitled In simplicity and singleness of heart (Florence Nightingale 1859).
Talks begin at 12.45pm and last 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be served at 12.15pm.
A suggested donation is £5. Further information below.
The Young People’s Choir of Blackburn Cathedral sang for us at services on Friday July 27 and Sunday July 29, and also gave a concert at lunchtime on Saturday July 28.
An exhibition focusing on the beautiful work of textile artists Wilma Kirkpatrick and Helen O’Hare which has added such value to the Cathedral’s textile collection in recent years has gone on display in St Anne’s.
A big thank you to everyone who supported the Samaritans’ awareness and fundraising event in St Anne’s on Tuesday July 24.
We are looking forward to this weekend’s visit by The Young People’s Choir of Blackburn Cathedral, who will sing for us at services on Friday evening and on Sunday, and also give a concert and an organ recital.