St. Macartin's Cathedral

Last updated 23rd January 2021
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For people of faith in these difficult times, listening to Christian music, or better still, watching it being performed on line, is very uplifting - a real spiritual experience. During the Coronavirus crisis, we introduced a page carrying links to music videos which we hope will be a blessing to all. You can access the page by clicking HERE
The Dean writes:

Dear Parishioners and friends around the world,

Christmas certainly looked different in 2020, but the story was still the same! That was the message for Christmas
in 2020. Coronavirus made our Christmas celebrations look very different from usual. However, the message of
the baby born in Bethlehem was, and is, still relevant!

The angels announced, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.’ (Luke 2: 10,11). The birth of this baby brings great joy and good news for everyone! As the king of the universe, He has come as our Saviour. In an uncertain world, He offers joy and hope, because He holds this pandemic in His hands. This is a real cause for joy!

‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favour rests.’ (Luke 2:14). We may feel anything but peace amid the anxieties over our current circumstances. How can a Jewish infant born to a poor family in first century Palestine bring peace to our lives today? Jesus established peace with God through His death on the cross. Trusting the Prince of Peace for our lives brings God’s peace amid the huge uncertainties we face. As the carol says, ‘Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let earth receive her King.’

Wishing you every blessing in 2021.

Yours very sincerely

Kenneth RJ Hall

                                                      On-line Streaming of Services on YouTube
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Streaming of each Sunday morning service starts at 10.55am - if you see no pictures after that time, refresh/reload the YouTube Page - look for a refresh button at the top looking something like one of these:
The Sunday service "Live" button will also open the recording for several days after the event, following which it will go into the archives.

It is possible to download the text of the morning service (browser permitting) by clicking

We are surprised and delighted to see the interest in our services on-line, not only in our own country but also in  foreign lands. There may be those who would like to make a donation towards the heavy costs entailed in maintaining the cathedral and to this end, we have set up an account with PayPal. Those who wish to contribute are invited to use the following button:

If you are looking for information about our non-uniform children's organisations, please note there is a new tab above.

The Church of Ireland Bishops in Northern Ireland  have decided that all in person Sunday gatherings for worship, along with all other in person church gatherings, should remain suspended in all Church of Ireland parishes in Northern Ireland until  Friday 5th March 2021 - with the exception of weddings, funerals, arrangements for recording and/or live-streaming, drive-in services and private prayer (as permitted by regulations).  This same step is also being taken today by the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, and the Roman Catholic Church.
Here in St. Macartin's, we would invite everyone to tune in on Sunday mornings to take part in our streamed services. They can be accessed through the red button below. Please note that Thursday morning services will not take place for the time being.

It is with sadness that we report the death, from Covid-19 of the Right Rev Ellinah Wamukoya, the Bishop of the Diocese of Swaziland. You may recall her visit back in 2015. More details can be found on this website's "Announcements" page.

Good News about Ivan Kee: As many of us know, Ivan has been very ill with Covid-19 but is now making a good recovery. He appears on the online video diary of Dr Monica Monaghan speaking about his experience. He and Avril have had a terrible time in recent months and warrant highly our continuing thoughts and prayers. If you are on Facebook, click on this link to view: otherwise click on Ivan's photo.