Sunday 18th October Morning Service
We welcome you to join us in person at 11am for Cathedral Choral Eucharist on this Sunday 18th October, marked as St Luke's Day. In line with the Northern Ireland Executive's guidelines issued this week permitting church and cathedral services to continue, and following Church of Ireland guidelines for Holy Communion, this will be our first cathedral eucharist since March. Full instructions on receiving communion safely, for those who wish, will be given at the start of the service.
We also welcome as our special preacher, the Very Reverend Eddie O'Donnell, of St Brigid's Parish, Derryvolgie and Ecumenical Canon of St Anne's. The Dean will be assisted by Mrs Gillian McGaughey. The Organist is Mr Jack Wilson and the Belfast Cathedral Choir is conducted by the Director of Music, Mr Matthew Owens.
The musical setting is "Missa Brevis" by Howard Skempton. The organ voluntaries are: "Fanfare" by Kenneth Leighton, and "Prelude and Fugue" also by Howard Skempton.
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 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.