the Cathedral

Belfast Cathedral, known locally as St Anne’s, is a Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, part of the Anglican Communion (Episcopalian). It is unusual in serving two separate dioceses, Connor and Down & Dromore, and so has not one, but two, Bishop’s Seats.

Steeped in history A place of worship

The Cathedral is managed by the Belfast Cathedral Board which is responsible for all aspects of the governance of St Anne’s, including the implementation of all statutory requirements for the use of the Cathedral, its offices, other facilities and grounds, and the employment of its staff and volunteers in the service of the Dioceses of Connor and Down and Dromore, the City of Belfast and the wider community in Northern Ireland. The Board of the Cathedral also endorses policies of the Church of Ireland as agreed by General Synod.

Cathedral Staff Members

Introducing some of the friendly faces you will see around the cathedral

The Very Rev

Stephen Forde

The Dean is a former Chaplain at Queen’s University (1989-95). He was incumbent in Booterstown and Mount Merrion, Dublin Diocese, (1995-99) before returning north to the Parishes of Larne and Inver with Glynn and Raloo, where he was rector until his installation as Dean of Belfast on February, 4th 2018.

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Our Location &

Getting Here

Getting to Belfast Cathedral is simple - we're located at the very heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter - the thriving city quarter we lend our name to.

  • Address - Belfast Cathedral, Donegall St, Belfast, BT1 2HB
  • Park securely at Belfast Cathedral - pay to enter our private car park using credit/debit card