You are welcome to join us at any of our services, either as a visitor or as a prospective member of our congregational family.
At Belfast Cathedral there is a wide variety of services, suited to a variety of requirements and preferences of those who may attend. We welcome new members, but we recognise too that many people simply want to attend and feel comfortable without sensing pressure to ‘sign up’. By the same token, we are peculiarly suited to those who simply wish to ‘dip in’ from time to time.
As in other Anglican/Episcopal cathedrals, the staples of our common prayer life centre on the offices of Morning and Evening Prayer and the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, or the Eucharist. Some of these services are routinely said and others are sung. But all provide opportunities to draw aside, reflect, open ourselves to God, and to invite God to touch us in return.
Through our liturgy and the blend of prayer (verbal and silent, spoken and sung), reflection on Holy Scripture (proclaimed, prayed, sung and expounded) and the numinous beauty encountered in the physical surroundings and musical offerings; many experience Belfast Cathedral as a ‘thin place’ where heaven and earth meet, spirit and body coalesce, the divine and the human kiss.