A King comes to Belfast!

A King comes to Belfast!

Yesterday, the 13th of September, Belfast welcomed a royal visitor in the form of the newly crowned King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla. Following their visit to the Royal Residence in Northern Ireland, at Hillsborough Castle, the couple made their way to St Annes...
Great Place Great People: William Bristow

Great Place Great People: William Bristow

The church of Rev. William Bristow, St Anne’s Cathderal   Reverend William Bristow was born in 1736 in Wiltshire, England but later made his name in Belfast. Bristow was an Anglican minister and the Vicar of St Anne’s Cathedral between 1772-1808. He was also...
GPNB: Advent

GPNB: Advent

Advent marks the beginning of the lead up to Christmas and lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day. This year Advent began on Sunday 28th November. The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin ‘coming’, which traditionally signifies how it is a time of...
St. Anne’s: The Black Santa Sit-Out

St. Anne’s: The Black Santa Sit-Out

The Black Santa Annual Sit-Out The ‘Black Santa’ tradition at Belfast Cathedral was first established in 1976 by Dean Sammy Crooks. The 2021 Sit-out, continuing a great Belfast tradition now in its 45th year, gets underway on the steps of St Anne’s Cathedral in...
Ronnie Lawrenson on St Anne’s Cathedral

Ronnie Lawrenson on St Anne’s Cathedral

Ronnie Lawrenson first came to St Anne’s as a parishioner in 1958. He is one of the Vergers at the Cathedral, helping to show people around and telling them some of the history. Ronnie Lawrenson Interview (Long edit) Ronnie Lawrenson Interview (Short...