Welcome to the web site of Belfast Cathedral. We hope you will enjoy discovering more about the Cathedral Church of St Anne and the activities of the faith community which worships here.
St Anne's Cathedral has stood for over 100 years as a place of Christian worship in the heart of the City of Belfast. This Visitors section of the website will give you just a taste of what this wonderful building has to offer the visitor, the pilgrim and the regular attendee at daily and Sunday services. Probably the most important visual art in the Cathedral are the mosaics (seven years work by two sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin), the carved stonework (sculpted by Rosamond Praeger, Morris Harding and Esmond Burton), the many fine stained glass windows, the carefully sourced marble tiles on floor and walls and the delicate wood carving. Not to mention the lovely needlework in both cushions and kneelers, most of which was done by members of the Cathedral community.
The building itself is Romanesque, giving it a lofty grandeur associated with that style: semi-circular arches and massive pillars, vast and high single windows, and the whole possessing an uncluttered spaciousness that draws us into awe and wonder at the greatness of God.
It is a living place where day by day the cycle of worship is maintained and which welcomes visitors as tourists, pilgrims, regular worshippers, or merely those who seek a quiet place to ponder alone.
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