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St. Anne's Cathedral

Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 8332
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Magnificent St Anne's Cathedral at the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is a treasure trove of art, culture and music. Services take place four times daily, with a sung service most days. The Cathedral has a range of choirs, including a new Boys' Choir, with many members recruited from St Anne's innovative cross-community Choir School project. The Cathedral was consecrated in 1904 and extended over the years, with the eye-catching Spire of Hope added in 2006. Today, as well as being a sacred space and place of worship, St Anne's also provides a stunning backdrop for concerts, recitals and carol services. Inside its lofty interior are mosaics by Sir Charles Nicholson, and sculptures by Rosamund Praegar and Maurice Harding. The mosaics of Italian glass are by sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin - the mosaic over the font is said to hold more than 150,000 pieces! St Anne's has spectacular stained glass windows and some very fine needlework, including the poignant Titanic Pall. Visitors can avail of a guide booklet and optional audio tour. There is a shop stocking original gifts. As St Anne's is the Cathedral for the City of Belfast, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit is free to visitors for quiet prayer at any time.
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Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

As soon as I got into this beautiful cathedral I was surprised and amazed the the friendliness of the woman taking care of the church. She welcomed me, explained me some points and gave me a explanation map of the whole building. Very nice people....More

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

A distinctful building - the only thing I feel out of place is the new dome, which is not in keeping with it's era. However a place of interest not to be missed when visiting Belfast.

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Reviewed 15 January 2012

The resting place of Sir Edward / Lord Carson, this magnificent cathedral is definitely worth a visit if you want to delve into Belfast's history. Christmas Eve at the Cathedral is the most wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Sang in here as part of Queen's Consort and loved the experience!

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Nice welcome and very helpful with leaflets etc and a real sense of peace and calm

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Reviewed 18 December 2011

lovely place to visit but especially appreciated being allowed in when it had closed for the day. A member of staff was there for the Black Priest vigil - http://www.belfastcathedral.org/black-santa/ - so very obligingly let me have a look around.

Thank S P
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Just around corner from the Premier Inn in Waring Street the Cathedral is an amazinf mix of the traditional with its fantastic stainles steel spire which has become a new Belfast landmark.

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Reviewed 10 December 2011

A very tranquill place to go away from hustle and bustle and have a little time for prayer lovely building

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Reviewed 7 December 2011

St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast is unusual in being a largely 20th century building in a Romanesque style. It's a pleasant place for quiet reflection, slightly away from the main shopping areas of Belfast. Although it's not on the same scale as the great cathedrals...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2011

a very welcoming cathederal with a warm feeling, worth a visit

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