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“A wonderful cathedral.”

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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Slip inside and rest awhile.....even pray.....look around and just take in the beauty of the building.....walk around and examine all the things to see...my interest is always in the Memorium Books - as a calligrapher I admire the lettering. A little oasis of calm on your tour of Belfast.

Thank quill-drill
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is an old church with modern touches. Our extended family enjoyed our peaceful visit, and the stillness in the middle of a bustling city. The stained glass is outstanding and the space is a wonderful to relax. I highly recommend as a respite from a busy day.

Thank desertminky
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Full of very interesting history the museum is absolutely stunning (regardless of winning the carbuncle award). Worth a wonder around and truly is aweinspiring

Thank Finn B
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Arrived as a musical recital was taking place - organ & violin.
A great bonus. Enjoyed sitting & listening as we took in the features of the Cathedral.

1  Thank Helen B
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Spent a very interesting hour looking round this interesting church. Lots of history & a very helpful clergy. Worth a visit if you're in Belfast.

Thank Ann Marie C
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