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Belfast Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, has stood for over 100 years as a place of Christian worship in the heart of Belfast.

Belfast Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, has stood for over 100 years as a place of Christian worship in the heart of Belfast.

The foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid in 1899 and the building itself, Romanesque in style, continued to grow over the years. The 40 metre stainless steel Spire of Hope was added in 2007. The Cathedral contains detailed mosaics by the sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin, elaborately carved stonework by sculptors Rosamond Praeger, Morris Harding and Esmond Burton, beautiful stained glass windows and more.

The InSpire Kids Trail is now available for both schools and families! To pre-book or discuss the trail contents in more depth, contact a member of staff at the Cathedral.

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit is free to visit for quiet prayer.

Please visit belfastcathedral.org for further details.

Guided Tours:

Guided tours take you on your own personal journey through Belfast's magnificent Cathedral. Find out how the Cathedral's story is intertwined with that of its home city, discover the rich historic artefacts and be introduced to the people who helped shape this sacred place.

Admission (includes visitors guide or audio guide, available in eight languages)

  • Adults: £5

  • Concession, student and over 60: £4

  • Children aged 5-12 years old: £3

  • Family ticket two adults, two children: £12


Larger groups, including those from schools or colleges, are asked to contact the Cathedral in advance of their visit. Please phone 028 9032 8332.
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  • Donegall Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2HB

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Amazing architecture and historic building
  • Stunning visual art
  • Visitors welcome to join cathedral services
  • The new InSpire Kids Trail
  • Visitor Guides and Audio Guides available in 8 languages
  • Opening Times

    The Cathedral is open to the public from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm and open Sundays, 1pm tp 3pm. For service times visit belfastcathedral.org where you will find updates regarding time changes.

The Biggest Indoor Easter Egg Hunt in Belfast

Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 11:00am

On the morning of Easter Tuesday, Dean Stephen Forde will be seen sneaking around the Nave, side chapels and even the Baptistery hiding Easter Eggs.

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Cathedral by Night – Messiaen Meditation

Thu, 23 Jan 2020, 7:00pm

Matthew Owens and Ali Darragh perform one of the great works of the early 20th century – Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur at Belfast Cathedral.

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