Annual Pentecost (Whitsunday) Ecumenical Service


On the afternoon of Sunday 8th June 2014 at 3.00pm, the Day of Pentecost, the annual ecumenical service which has customarily been led by both Bishops of Clogher will take place this year at St Macartan's Cathedral, Clogher. According to tradition, a monastery and bishopric were founded in Clogher circa 490 by St Macartan on the orders of St Patrick. The present Cathedral structure dates from 1744 and is of a neo-classical style.

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, the Rt Revd John McDowell, and the Most Revd Dr Liam MacDaid, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, will lead this special annual service, together with local clergy.

During the service two young people will give their reflections on Pentecost, and the singing will be led by church choirs from the local area. Bishop MacDaid will give an address, and local historian Mr Jack Johnston will deliver a historical talk about the Cathedral immediately after the service.

A warm invitation is extended to all to join in this occasion, and refreshments will be made available afterwards.