St Anne’s has been a place of worship for over 114 years and still represents the best that Belfast has to offer in terms of worship, arts, music and hope.
Belfast Cathedral maintains a high standard of choral music, with five sung services during the week. The cathedral choir, made up of Sopranos, Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars, sings for the Sung Eucharist and Evensong on Sundays, while the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars sing Evensong up to three times a week - on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday.
In addition to its liturgical duties, the choir gives concerts, broadcasts, makes recordings and tours in Northern Ireland and abroad.
Belfast Cathedral Children's Choir brings together children from across Belfast and beyond aged 7-13 twice a week. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings and from Advent Sunday 2019 will sing regularly on Sunday mornings, as well as other special services throughout the church year.
Cathedral Staff Members
Introducing some of the friendly faces you will see around the cathedral
13:00 - 13:30
Everyone is welcome to join us for a spoken service combining prayers, psalms and Bible passages and bread and wine is shared. If you don’t receive communion you may still come forward for a prayer of blessing at that point in the service in an offering of thanksgiving.
Choral Evensong is a beautiful tradition during which the ‘song’ of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation at the end of a busy working day. The service is led by the cathedral choir and includes the bible readings for the day and prayers. Details of the music can be found on the Music and Services List, either on the News or Music Overview pages of the website.
Evening Prayer with Plain Chant - Chapel of Holy Spirit
Everyone is welcome to join us at the end of the day for a service combining beautiful plainchant with prayers, psalms and Bible passages, taking place in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit