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Dr Heather Morris leads Good Friday Three Hour Devotional Service 12 noon – 3pm

Belfast Cathedral - Dr Heather Morris leads Good Friday Three Hour Devotional Service 12 noon – 3pm

The Reverend Dr Heather Morris is this year's preacher at the Good Friday Three Hour Service which focuses on the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross. A much anticipated annual event at Belfast Cathedral, this devotional service follows the last hours of Jesus life on the first Good Friday, from his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane until his final words uttered from the cross of Calvary.

Across three hours from 12 noon to 3.00pm, with silence, prayer, hymns and a series of devotional addresses, Dr Heather Morris will take us to the heart of the meaning of Good Friday and with it, the cost of crucifixion for the Son of God, who died as Saviour of the world.

We invite everyone from across the city of Belfast, to place the cross at the centre of their Good Friday, by calling into the cathedral. Some will stay for the whole three hours. Others are welcome to com and go as they please, either for one of the hours, or simply for a few minutes.

Dr Morris is a gifted preacher and expounder of scripture. She was born in Nigeria where her parents were Methodist mission partner. When her parents returned from Africa, Heather lived in East Belfast and then Dublin.

HeatherĀ  graduated as a speech therapist from Trinity College Dublin before commencing in ministry with the Methodist Church in 1987. Heather served at Belfast Central Mission and in Dundonald Methodist Church, before taking up an appointment in 2004, to the new role of Director of Ministry at Edgehill College in South Belfast. Heather's particular interest is in practical care and pastoral theology. She has a PhD from Edinburgh University in Practical Theology.

In 2013 Dr Morris was appointed the first female President of the Methodist Church in Ireland. She is currently General Secretary of the Methodist Church based at church's offices at Edgehill House. Heather is also the Methodist Ecumenical Canon of St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh.

Heather is married to Neil. She has two adult sons and a granddaughter.