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,
Lent is really about denying yourself of something that you enjoy in order to be reminded that it is God that you depend on
in life; that it is your heavenly Father that you most need in life - not Facebook or a favourite food! This is the real meaning of
Lent. In this way, Lent mirrors the forty days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. He voluntarily removed himself from the
pleasures of life and company of people so that he could draw close to God, hear from Him, and prepare Himself for what was to come - an intense period of public ministry culminating in His death and resurrection.
Like Jesus, every baptised person has a public ministry and should also have a vision! Our vision for our Cathedral here in Enniskillen is to have Saint Macartin’s at the heart of the community, strengthening commitment, outreach, worship and Christian Love. Reflecting on that vision for our Cathedral, we need to become a community of disciples. Discipleship is not just about learning. It is also about service and being equipped for God’s service in the world. Growing the Church is about making disciples in obedience to Jesus’ commission in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 28. Serving the common good is about equipping every Christian disciple to make a difference in that world, in their workplace, in their family, in their community, so that the Church as a whole is a blessing to God’s world and a channel of His grace and love.
We have a vision of a growing, flourishing church in Enniskillen. To help us with that vision we want to equip our parishioners. Pilgrim is a teaching and discipleship resource. It aims to help the local church to create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day. Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers!
As well as Pilgrim, we have at present many successful ventures – Sunday Lights/Sunday Lights Café (Sunday School), Mothers’ Union, Mens’ LIFE, Messy Church, Xplore for our Confirmation Class and above, Youth Club, uniformed organisations, Tuesday Club and Bowls – read all about them in the Cathedral News. There is something for everyone – do lend your support and encourage others to get involved. The season of Lent is a time for refreshment and renewal. We all need times of refreshing and if we do not care, we will find ourselves growing cold and indifferent in our relationship with God and with others.
Wherever you are in the world, may you all experience the joy of worshipping God in a new and refreshed way this Lenten Season!
"The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty Saviour, who will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love." Zephaniah 3:17
Our weekday services up till Holy Week are as follows - all are most welcome. (The Thursday morning services are ones of Holy Communion (30 minutes), followed by a cup of tea/coffee. We are encouraging parishioners who may be in Enniskillen shopping then to drop in for this short service - a mid-week pause and praise with God!) :
Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm - Compline
Thursday 1st March 11.00am - Holy Communion
Wednesday 7th March 7.30pm - Compline
Thursday 8th March 11.00am - Holy Communion
Wednesday 14th March 7.30pm - Compline
Thursday 15th March 11.00am - Holy Communion
Wednesday 21st March 7.30pm - Compline
Thursday 22nd March 11.00am - Holy Communion
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