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Book launch: ‘Preaching in Belfast, 1747–72’

On Tuesday 20 October in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, the Bishop of Clogher, the Rt Revd John McDowell, will officially launch Preaching in Belfast, 1747-72. This book, by Raymond Gillespie and Roibeard Ó Gallachóir, contains a unique collection of twenty sermons written by clergyman James Saurin during his time as Vicar of Belfast. It provides a vivid insight into […]

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Irish harpers: 17th and 18th century music

Interested in hearing Irish harp music from the 17th and 18th centuries? From Friday 21st August until Saturday, 29th August, The Historical Harp Society of Ireland will perform ‘Songs of the Irish Harpers – the Legacy of Edward Bunting’. This offers a unique chance to hear evocative 17th- and 18th-century music from two of the greatest […]

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Bicentenary of St George’s, Belfast

As part of their bicentennial celebrations, St George’s Church, Belfast, is hosting its second annual lecture on Friday, 24 April at 7.30pm. This will be delivered by Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury, and current Master of Magdelene College, Cambridge. His talk will be followed by a discussion chaired by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh, […]

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WWI short film at St Mark’s, Dundela

A specially commissioned short film documentary ‘The Boys from East Belfast’ focusing on the discovery of letters written by ten soldiers from East Belfast and serving at the Western Front is to be given its first screening at St Mark’s Church, Dundela on Monday, 10 November at 6.00pm. The film is a collaboration between the RCB […]

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Culture Night 2014

It’s that time of the year again and ‘Culture Night 2014’ is set to take the country by storm once more this Friday, 19 September. As usual, the Church of Ireland is playing its part in the festivities and offering members of the public a range of activities, including concerts, historic tours, lectures and silent […]

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The Reformation – this stupid and pernicious tragedy?

As part of the bicentenary celebrations at St George’s Parish Church, Belfast, the parish will host a lecture by Rev Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch (University of Oxford) on Thursday, 8 May at 7.30 pm. The title of the lecture is “The Reformation – this stupid and pernicious tragedy”? It will be followed by a discussion chaired by […]