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Sunday Services 29th May

Belfast Cathedral - Sunday Services 29th May

Please join us at 11.00am on Sunday Morning, 29th May, 2022 for Choral Eucharist at 11.00am on the Seventh Sunday of Easter, the Sunday after Ascension Day.

The service is led by Gillian McGaughey. The preacher is Melanie Sloan, our student intern training at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. The celebrant is the Dean. Holy Communion can be received in both kinds, using individual cups.

The musical setting for Choral Eucharist is Missa Brevis  by Giovanni Palestrina. The Communion Motet will be O scarum convivium (O sacred banquet) by William Byrd.

The service will be followed by Tea or Coffee which this week will be served in the cathedral hall. Please also note that the cathedral’s Talbot Street Car Park will not be open for those attending the morning service. These changes are due to arrangements in place for the afternoon service.

At 3.30pm there will be a Livestream broadcast of the Service of Thanksgiving marking the Twentieth Anniversary of the award of the RUC George Cross, and the Centenary of the creation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Access to the cathedral is by invitation.

The Order of Service is found below.

Preces and Responses – Clucas

Psalm 150 – Chant CV Stanford

Dyson – Evening Service in D

Anthem- “And I saw a new heaven” by Edgar Bainton

Additional Choral Music will include:

Walking with God, by George Rawson and WH Pontuis

Gwahoddiad by L Hartsough and JT Davis

Hallelujah ­Words by Leonard Cohen, Arranged by Roger Emerson

Chariot’s Comin’ Traditional Spiritual, Arranged by Dan Besig & Nancy Price

We respectfully ask you to wear a face covering when moving inside the building.

However if you wish  face coverings may be removed when you are in your seats.  

A copy of the Morning Service can be downloaded below.

Please note that next Sunday 5th June, at 3.30pm the Cathedral will host the Belfast Lieutenancy Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving for the 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. A limited number of tickets remain available for members of the cathedral congregation and the public. Please apply by 4pm on Tuesday 31st May, to the Cathedral Administrator by e-mail to


Sunday 29th May Morning Service Sheet Download
RUC George Cross Association Centenary Service Download