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Address: Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9032 8332
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Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Magnificent St Anne's Cathedral at the heart of Belfast's Cathedral...
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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Somewhat modest but still beautiful cathedral. Worth checking out while in Belfast.

This is a great little Cathedral. I was especially struck by the custom embroidered kneeler pillows on the back of each chair. There seemed to be no two alike.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family of three (2 adults & 1 teenager) visited St Anne’s mid-afternoon on a Wednesday in early June. When we walked through the door, we were immediately approached (accosted) by a volunteer who informed us that we couldn’t go beyond the entrance of the cathedral without paying the £5 per person fee. The purpose of our visit to the... More 

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BelfastCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Anne's Cathedral, responded to this review

There is no charge for anyone attending St Anne’s for worship or prayer and the Chapel of the Holy Spirit is freely available to visitors before they reach our Welcome Desk, so we are sorry you felt pressured into paying the admission charge. We would love to give free access all the time to our beautiful building but as you... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great little Cathedral. I was especially struck by the custom embroidered kneeler pillows on the back of each chair. There seemed to be no two alike.

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BelfastCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Anne's Cathedral, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The kneelers are indeed quite unique! There are around 1,000 in the Cathedral and each is different and handmade by a member of the congregation based upon the theme of unity. More 

Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I visited St. Anne's as my great-grandfather was baptized there. I was surprised that none of the original structure remained, and that it was heavy on war flags. For some reason there was an American flag as well. I was also surprised to see that Edward Carson was buried there, in the plainest tomb I've seen. Rather dour.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went into this cathedral on Sunday afternoon to have a quiet place to sit and pray.. I wasn't allowed in unless I gave them £5. They should be ashamed..

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BelfastCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Anne's Cathedral, responded to this review

There is no charge for anyone attending St Anne’s for worship or prayer. We regret that there was any misunderstanding about this on the day of your visit. John Mann (Dean) More 

Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As it was raining on Saturday morning, my friend, Jane Glen, and I opted to visit the Cathedral which we had spotted on our way to our hotel, which was just around the corner. We loved it, it is a beautiful church with some amazing artefacts, including the Titanic Pall and some beautiful mosaics.

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We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to St Anne's. More 

Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful old cathedral inside and out, we used the hop on hop off bus, great way to get around and visit all of the sites efficiently, not to pricey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

An impressive building exterior and interior with some interesting things, like St. Patrick's landing paint. Unfortunately, for a complete tour is paid a fee (5 pounds), which I refused to pay, preferring to take photos only in the free part.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

St. Anne's cathedral is near the city centre of Belfast. The cathedral is easy to find and is a very big building. There are opening and closing times so the visitor is advised to check before visiting. The inside of the cathedral are very peaceful and calm, the silence kind of invigorates the spirit and induces gratitude. The various mosaic... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a lovely cathedral which opens its doors to the public for visits. Furthermore, the staff within are very welcoming. Well worth a visit if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visually beautiful building and a Belfast landmark. Famous for the tradition of the Black Santa, its beautiful architecture and its Spire of Hope. St Anne's Cathedral which is often referred to as Belfast Cathedral is definitely worth a visit.

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Additional Information about St. Anne's Cathedral

Address: Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9032 8332
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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