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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:

Our guided tour takes 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.

Hark Fair at Belfast Cathedral

Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 7:30pm

Join Belfast Cathedral in an atmospheric night with live music and lots of beautiful gifts from local artists and craftsmanship.

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Advent Carol Service

Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 6:30pm

Enjoy this festive carol service celebrating the start of the Advent season at Belfast Cathedral.

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

22 - 24 Dec 2019

Celebrate the Christmas season with this Festival of Lessons and Carols at Belfast Cathedral.

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First Communion of Christmas

Tue, 24 Dec 2019, 11:00pm

Celebrate the First Eucharist of Christmas at Belfast Cathedral!

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Christmas Day Eucharist

Wed, 25 Dec 2019, 11:00am

Celebrate Christmas Day at Belfast Cathedral!

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Messiah with the Ulster Consort

Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 7:30pm

A festive performance from the brilliant Ulster Consort and Laudonia at Belfast Cathedral.

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Theology in the City

20 Nov - 04 Dec 2019

Join Belfast Cathedral for a series of conversations around traditional bible stories inviting participants to dialogue across difference.

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Christmas Crafts

Sat, 07 Dec 2019, 11:00am

Join Belfast Cathedral for their Christmas Craft fair! A day of family fun and excitement with a variety of Christmas themed arts and crafts.

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Christmas at the Cathedral

20 - 21 Dec 2019

Get into the festive mood in the perfect surroundings of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast with Peter and special guests for an evening of perfect music!

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