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Sunday 1 November Morning Service

Belfast Cathedral - Sunday 1 November Morning Service

We welcome you to join us in person at 11am for Cathedral Choral Eucharist on Sunday 1 November, All Saints' Day.

The preacher is the Dean, the Organist is Mr Jack Wilson and the Belfast Cathedral Choir is conducted by the Director of Music, Mr Matthew Owens.

Following Church of Ireland guidelines, this will be the first occasion, since lockdown, that communicants will have the opportunity to receive communion in both kinds (communion bread and wine received in individual cups). Instructions on the procedure for taking communion in the cathedral will be explained at the start of the service and are provided within the order of service.

The musical setting for Choral Eucharist is Missa ‘O quam gloriosum’ by Tomás Luis de Victoria. The organ voluntaries are: "Cornet Voluntary" by John Travers, and "Piece d’orgue" BWV 572 by J.S. Bach and the anthem is "O quam gloriosum" also by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Following guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Executive, all attending are to wear face coverings as they arrive and leave the cathedral, at times when social distancing will be difficult. During the service, while seated at 2 metre distance, members of the congregation are encouraged to wear face coverings. However quiet congregational hymn singing, while still wearing face coverings, is permitted and encouraged.

Please note that seating will be allocated from the front as parishioners arrive.  Those who belong to the same household will be able to sit together. However those from different households will be asked to sit separately. At present the cathedral has seating for 100 worshippers. At the end of the service, the congregation will be guided to leave from the back seats to those at the front.

Whether you are a regular member of the cathedral congregation or a visitor to our city, we welcome you to join us as we share together in prayer, scriptures, reflection and cathedral music.

For those still unable to join us in person, there will be a Live Stream of the service starting at 10.50am. The service will only be available to view while happening (10.50-12noon). We regret that we can no longer provide the service for later viewing. Please click on Facebook "F" icon at the bottom of this webpage, or on the link immediately below for access.

A recording of the service will later be placed  on the telephone audio facility (028 95 320355) later in the day.

If you are following the service from home, the Order of Service can be downloaded below.

Sunday 1 November Choral Eucharist Download