Sunday Morning Worship 27th September
We welcome you to join us in person at 11am for Morning Worship on Sunday 27th September. We have a special welcome to those who are moving to Belfast in these challenging times.
The service for the 16th Sunday after Trinity will be led by the Dean, the Very Reverend Stephen Forde. The preacher this week is Canon Mark Niblock, Dean’s Vicar. Readers are Denise Murray and the Reverend Janice Elsdon.
The Organist is Mr Jack Wilson and the Belfast Cathedral Choir is conducted by the Director of Music, Mr Matthew Owens.
The voluntaries are: "Miniature Suite for Organ, I Intrada" by John Ireland, and "Tuba Tune" by Norman Cocker. The setting of the Canticle "Jubilate" is also by John Ireland, while the anthem is "God so loved the world" by Sir John Stainer.
Following guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Executive, and endorsed by the Church Leaders, 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 with a change in the advice given by the Executive on singing, the Bishop of Connor has indicated that 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. And at the end of the service, after the organ voluntary, the congregation will be guided to leave from the back seats to those at the front. 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.
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. 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.
Please note that the 2020 Annual General Vestry Meeting for Belfast Cathedral will be held (socially distanced) in the Cathedral Nave at 11.50am on Sunday 4th October, following recently issued Diocesan Guidelines.
If you are following the service from home, the Order of Service can be downloaded below.