St. Macartin's Cathedral

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,

In the Nicene Creed we say ‘We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.’ In the gospel
accounts of the Resurrection there is a lot of looking and seeing. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome
went early to the tomb. They saw the stone rolled aside and in-side the tomb a young man dressed in white said to them: ‘Do
not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him……He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him’ (Mark 16: 6,7).

Like the women we would probably have been left ‘trembling and bewildered’ by what we saw that morning. Had the body been taken? Was the young man an angel or a deceiver? Was Jesus raised to life again, or was this an elaborate hoax?

Easter gives us a choice. We can approach life looking for disappointment, fear and despair, or we can look for Resurrection and find not just an empty tomb, but encounter the living Christ. He continues to meet people in their daily lives bringing new hope, forgiveness of sin, healing and wholeness and the assurance of His presence through the darkest of times.

The Resurrection conquers hopelessness. It gives you purpose and meaning. It gives you a reason to live. So do not settle for another nice little Easter – accept the challenge. If you are a regular attender at church that is a good start, however if you are irregular, or have not been for a while, pick up that challenge and join a vibrant band of worshippers in the Cathedral (or wherever you are in the world) on a Sunday morning. Experience the life, hope, and faith that Christ brings.

The Easter Collect sums it up:

                                                                                                       Almighty God
                                                                           through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
                                                                                               you have overcome death
                                                                             and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
                                                                              Grant that, as by your grace going before us
                                                                                     you put into our minds good desires,
                                                               so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect;
                                                                                     through Jesus Christ our risen Lord
                                                                         who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
                                                                                         one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Yours very sincerely,

Kenneth R J Hall
Last updated 27th March 2018
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                                      HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Monday 26th March 7.30pm - Compline
Tuesday 27th March 7.30pm - Compline
Wednesday 28th March 7.30pm - Service of Late Evening Office
Maundy Thursday 29th March 11.00am - Holy Communion; 7.30pm - Holy Communion
Good Friday 30th March 7.30pm
Sunday 1st April 9am - Holy Communion; 11am - Holy Communion