St. Macartin's Cathedral
Enniskillen


Welcome to our website! Whether you are a regular member, occasional visitor or just simply curious, we hope you will find information here that will be interesting and relevant. Perhaps you are planning a trip to Northern Ireland. We would strongly advise making beautiful County Fermanagh part of your itinerary. During the summer our four-century-old church is open to visitors every day  and it would be even nicer if you could attend one of our services. We'd love to meet you!
The Dean Writes:

Dear Parishioners and Friends around the world,

We are very aware of how special the arrival of a new baby is to a family! This Christmas we celebrate again God’s gift of
Jesus: ‘Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!’ (2 Corinthians 9:15).

What can we say about this baby?

He is God Himself:
The unthinkable has happened: God has become a human being! The eternal, creator God enters the world of time and space, both fully human and fully divine. This divine baby can bring hope and joy to our messy world, because He has fully become part of it. He doesn’t stand apart, but demonstrates a commitment to be with us and on our side in the midst of sin and suffering.

He is human like us: Jesus fully engaged with all of human experience. By His cross and resurrection, He can release us from the power of wrong, hurt and shame to secure for us a life of love, peace, joy and forgiveness.

He is one with us: Just as we can reach out and hold a new baby, so we have a God who wants to be intimately involved in our lives and to have a relationship with Him - to reach out and hold us as ‘Emmanuel’ meaning ‘God is with us’ (Matthew 1:23). Therefore, the question is: Are we with Him? Are we ready to make room for Him at the centre of our Christmas celebrations this year? Many, often too many, celebrate Christmas without Christ. Please do not be one of that many!

If you live locally or in many other countries in the world, there are many opportunities for you to attend church during Advent and Christmas and truly worship our Heavenly Father. As you draw close to Him may you experience that true Heavenly joy that He sent us though the ‘Holy Child of Bethlehem.’

Let His grace and forgiveness give you hope. Let His mercy bring you joy!


Yours very sincerely,

Kenneth R J Hall
Last updated 27th November 2018
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If you like Christian rock music, you may well enjoy listening to Spirit Radio, broadcasting from the Irish Republic. The station is rapidly expanding its network of FM transmitters to reach larger cities in the State but there is also Medium Wave coverage on 549 metres (545KHz), accessible in most of the Republic and in all of Northern Ireland. Its website is at https://www.spiritradio.ie/  and you can listen on-line at http://streamdb5web.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/SPIRITIE?stationCallSign=SPIRITIE (or click on the icon beside this text).
Admittedly, its greatest music appeal would be to people in the age range 15-35, but there are also inspirational messages, information features and news bulletins with at times a distinctly Christian slant. It is entirely non-denominational.

If you are looking for photographs from the Women's Institute's "Battle's Over" celebration - please click HERE
A recording of the RTE Remembrance service in the cathedral can be viewed by clicking HERE:
And an album of photos from Remembrance Sunday can be viewed by clicking HERE
Scroll down for our Advent Calendar!

We are delighted to present this really excellent advent calendar on-line - full of good things and not a single calorie!

We are very grateful to some lovely people at tuerchen.com in Germany, who very kindly are allowing us to use their software free of charge. (The content, however, has been determined here in Enniskillen).

The calendar is live from the first day of December right up to Christmas Day.

Each day, there will be revealed a video of Christmas music, traditional and modern. As well as that, in each box there are some verses from the Bible, the Christmas story being unveiled as the month proceeds.

So don't miss it - you can always access it from here, but why not save a link to it on your computer, phone or other device?

The link is: https://tuerchen.com/818a5b4b
Further photos, kindly shared by Selwyn Johnston are viewable by clicking  HERE