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Sunday 13 December Morning Service

Belfast Cathedral - Sunday 13 December Morning Service

You are welcome to join us for our Morning Prayer: A Service of the Word on the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

We are pleased to be holding open public worship once more, following the lifting of the recent lockdown restrictions.

Today we  welcome the Reverend Canon Mark Taylor as our preacher, along with members of the parish families of Whitehead and Islandmagee, both in person and online.

The service is led by Dean Stephen Forde, and the cathedral choir, conducted by the Director of Music, Matthew Owens, will sing two anthems: This is the record of John by Orlando Gibbons and How beautiful upon the mountains by Sir John Stainer. The organist is Jack Wilson.

There will be enhanced safety precautions in place in the cathedral to ensure social distancing measures are strictly enforced, some of which include:

  • Face coverings are to be worn by congregation members throughout the entire service.
  • No singing is permitted by members of the congregation.
  • At the end of the service, those sitting on the North (shop) side of the Nave, will leave the cathedral by the GLASS WEST DOORS. Those sitting on the South (Baptistery) side will leave by the SOUTH PORCH. The congregation will leave from the West end seats first. Please leave when guided by the cathedral wardens. Please ensure that you maintain 2m social distance at all times when leaving, and continue to wear your face covering.
  • Please DO NOT STOP ON THE STEPS TO CHAT! You are asked to make your way straight to the carpark. The PSNI have been known to film those leaving churches to ensure they are maintaining 2m social distance. To facilitate this, the clergy will not have the opportunity to greet parishioners at the end of the service.

For those joining online the order of service can be down loaded below. Unfortunately the service can only be viewed live at 11am.

Sunday 13 December Morning Service Download