St. Macartin's Cathedral

Last updated 21st May 2024
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For people of faith in these difficult times, listening to Christian music, or better still, watching it being performed online, 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
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During 2021, the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal released funds to support Covid relief efforts in India and also in Haiti following a devastating earthquake.  And now the crisis in Ukraine has displaced numerous refugees in need of support by relief agencies and the Bishops' Appeal seeks urgent donations to go towards such humanitarian work. Individuals and parishes are invited to contribute to support these and other efforts.   Taxpayers in the U.K. can give more help by “Gift Aiding” donations. For more details and to read a special press release, click on the Ukrainian flag here.

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The Dean Writes:

Dear Parishioners and Friends all around the world,

Christmas Day and Easter Sunday are two days in which many people who are not regular parishioners attend church.
However, there are many more who only attend for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Why do we go to church? Why do we
worship God? The excuses and attitudes of people, who do not attend church, are interesting to say the least.Excuses are
truly amazing! They are much like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but doesn’t take you anywhere!

Yet, for many, worshipping God is pure joy. It is a normal part of their lives. God’s presence is as familiar and natural as breathing. They come to church enthused about worshipping God and being with His people. They do not come because of the clergy, or the music, or the people. Their main motivation is to meet with and worship God. If you get in the right attitude and motivation you too will enjoy coming to church.

David speaks of this in Psalm 84. This psalm was apparently written when David was forced to leave Jerusalem during Absalom’s rebellion, and David was distressed about leaving God’s House. David had a strong desire for God’s House - “How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” (verses 1,2).

Today, more than anything else we need God’s presence. Worship provides strength for the day -“Blessed are those whose strength is in You” (verse 4). We gain strength from God’s presence and fellowship with His people. The more you desire to come to the house of worship, the stronger in faith you will become. Conversely, the more you stay away, the weaker in faith you become. There is nothing mystical or magical about that. It’s a fact of life. Worship is not just a spiritual "warmer" on Sunday morning. It is God’s people actively responding to Him. Worship is not a spectator sport. Worship is not something done to us or for us, but by us. Time spent in worship with the Lord strengthens your inner spiritual being. Be faithful to the Lord and His Church, and watch yourself become strengthened spiritually.

Yours very sincerely

Sunday Services 9.00am – 11.00am – Mid Week Service Every Thursday 11.00am – Holy Communion.

Kenneth RJ Hall
The Funeral and Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Doreen "Zoe" Pyper will take place at 2pm on Thursday 23rd May in our cathedral followed by burial in Breandrum Cemetery.
To view the live stream, click on the flower above.
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Our sympathies go to Zoe's family circle, her close friends and neighbours.
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