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“The Spire”

St. Anne's Cathedral
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Owner description: 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.
Crewe, Cheshire
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“The Spire”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a wonderful building with the exception of the new spire. There was a very knowledgeable man there who told us why they had it installed but it looked nicer without it. The services chapel was excellent and again he could tell us all about it. Lovely to see the Youth Services honoured in another side chapel.

Visited September 2012
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“sentimental feeling”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

walking round just after a service we were amongst a few "Foreign" visitors , the Tapestry on the wall commemorating the "Titanic" disaster is a work of art, and looking at it brings a lump to thev throat and a tear to the eye, Magnificent.

Visited August 2012
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“Things to notice”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

I like it here as every time I visit I notice something new. The cathedral sits in my favourite part of Belfast so it's nice just to sit & soak up the atmosphere

Visited September 2012
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“Look for the Celtic cross”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Quite a plain church, best part the cross outside on the wall.The kneelers are nice. Not much to see really and a bit noisey for prayer.

Visited September 2012
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“Stunning”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

A great welcome from the guides. A wonderfully spiritual place. The stained glass and Chapel of Reconciliation are superb.

Visited September 2012
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