On Palm Sunday afternoon, Belfast Cathedral will welcome members of the parishes of the Mid Belfast Rural Deanery (Connor Diocese) to the 3.30pm Evensong as they begin a Holy Week of shared services with the Cathedral.
Mid Belfast Rural Deanery, of which the Cathedral parish is also a part, gathers together church communities including St George’s on High Street, St Luke and St Stephen’s at Millfield, St Michael’s and St Matthew’s on the Shankill Road, St Mary’s with Holy Redeemer on the Crumlin Road, St Mark’s at Ligoniel, Emmanuel and Holy Trinity at Ardoyne and Ballysillan, and St Columba’s and St Andrew’s at Whiterock and Highfield.
“Although each parish is distinct, together we will share a journey of discipleship that takes parishioners through the story and the emotions of Holy Week to the cross of Good Friday and the resurrection joy of Easter Day,” Dean Forde said. “Within in the Holy Week Services to be held in the Cathedral we shall also make that same journey.”
The music list for Palm Sunday Evensong is as follows;
Canticles: Alternatim Service (Stevens)
Anthem: Even when he is silent (Arnesen)