Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Cathedral Church of St. Anne

On Sunday, I went to the 11:00 service at St. Anne’s. It was commissioned in 1896 after Belfast became a city. Completed in 1981, it is built in what is called ‘eclectic style.’

The Baptistry has a mosaic ceiling with over 150,000 pieces of hand-placed glass.

There are also mosaics in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Over the doorway is a mosaic commemorating the 1500th anniversary of St. Patrick coming to Ireland.

In it’s ceiling are four archangels depicting the glory of God.

The organ was built in 1907 and rebuilt in its present position in 1975. According to the brochure, it has four manuals and 70 speaking stops and was built by Harrison and Harrison of Durham.

If you’re there at the right time, the stained glass windows are reflected in the cross.


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