Further Information

on St Anne's



Visitors arriving at the Cathedral will be greeted by one of our Welcome Desk staff – Agnes, Margaret or Gemma. They are supported by our volunteer Stewards, who also act as tour guides.



The Cathedral’s team of sextons comprises Sam, Mark and Brian, who are on occasions supported by casual sextons. Their’s is a caretaking role within the Cathedral buildings and environs during normal opening hours and special services and events.

The Cathedral Board

  • The Dean (Chairman)
  • The Bishop of Connor
  • The Bishop of Down & Dromore
  • The Dean’s Vicar
  • The Archdeacons of Belfast and Down
  • The Rev J Elsdon
  • The Rev Canon M Taylor
  • Mrs G McGaughey (Hon Sec)
  • Dr V KcKinley
  • Mr J Watson
  • Mr R Kay MBE
  • Dr M Callender
  • Mr R Totten MBE
  • Mr R Moore
  • Mr A Reilly
  • Dr R Cromey
  • Mr N Pierpoint
  • Mr Patrick Good

The Cathedral Chapter

  • The Dean
  • Treasurer & Chapter Clerk: The Rev Mark Niblock
  • Chancellor: The Venerable DA McClay
  • Precentor: The Venerable GTW Davison

Canons of Connor

  • The Rev Nigel Baylor
  • The Rev Mark Taylor
  • The Rev David Humphries
  • The Rev Stephen Fielding
  • Canons of Down and Dromore
  • The Rev R Nesbitt
  • The Rev SH Lowry
  • The Rev G Harron
  • The Rev G Withers

Chapter Canons

  • The Rev Michael Parker

Minor Canons

  • The Rev NDJ Kirkpatrick
  • The Rev J Bell
  • The Rev S Richardson

Ecumenical Canons

  • The Rev Dr R Patterson
  • The Rev Ruth E Patterson
  • The Very Rev Edward O’Donnell
  • Lay Canons
  • Mr Robert Kay MBE
  • Mrs Myrtle Kerr