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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a day in Belfast and my friend and I were deciding on the places we will go to in the train ride. We had the Titanic Museum and the City Hall in mind, but we were not sure about the third place we...More

Thank Zainab F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful St. Anne's(or Belfast) Cathedral is a must if in the city centre. The audio guide well worthwhile - - a nice oasis from the shops. staff very helpful and friendly The tomes containing names of Irish people killed in WW1 very interesting ___you...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We paid for the audio tour which was informative and not too tedious. The cathedral itself was beautiful with many gorgeous stained glass windows. Very peaceful and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Belfast city

Thank Stephen B
BelfastCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Anne's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

We are delighted you came to visit us and glad you enjoyed the audio tour.

Reviewed 17 November 2017

The foundation stone for St. Anne's Cathedral was laid in 1899 & it took just over 4 years to build. Once the Cathedral was completed, the original parish church of St. Anne was demolished having been subsumed by the new building. There are many interesting...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I recently brought a friend to visit St.Anne's who wasn't from Belfast - it was stunning inside - the sense of calmness & having the respect where you are - it has a font of information , stunning architecture & statues - tourists would absolutely...More

Thank Caroline672013
Reviewed 8 November 2017

happened to be in the neighborhood and stumbled upon the church so we took a look see. Enormous. like two churches on top of each other

Thank JRocksmom
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This historical cathedral serves the local community with daily regular services. We were given the option of a local volunteer personal guide, an audio guide or just to wander with a guide book. The cost is currently £5 for adults, which we considered good value....More

Thank g0ldengirl7
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit, stained glass windows, Belfast history, beautiful mosaics. £5 entry fee really reasonable. Peaceful spot in the city. Spent around 30 minutes here, final stop on a city sightseeing tour.

Thank robinson290
Reviewed 13 October 2017

As a regular churchgoer I always try to visit and support the Cathedrals all over Europe, and so passing by and seeing the huge Gaelic cross, popped in to have a look. The welcomer greeted me with "are you here for a long or short...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife and I did a four hour City Tour of Belfast. Afterwards, we decided to walk through some neighborhoods and visit St. Anne's Cathedral as well. Why? Because I read that the church has the largest Celtic Cross in Ireland. What I did not...More

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