Historic Cathedral hosts day of praise and worship


Musicians preparing for the day of praise and worship in Clogher Cathedral.

A day of continuous praise and worship is being held in St.Macartan’s Cathedral, Clogher, on Sunday, 10th March to help raise funds for major projects at the historic building.

During the afternoon on Sunday,10th March, from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, visiting choirs, musicians and worship bands will play for visitors. This will be followed by a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving at 7pm when the preacher will be Revd. Stephen McElhinney, Director of Missions for S.A.M.S. Ireland.

The Rector, the Revd Olivia Downey stated; “We are very grateful to choirs, musicians, organists and worship bands who are giving of their time and gifts freely over the four hours to fill this beautiful historic Cathedral with worship. It is a wonderful opportunity to come along during these hours for five minutes or all afternoon to listen, pray and spend time in the presence of The King of Kings. Among those already signed up for a slot over the afternoon are local church choirs, organists, worship bands and Down Cathedral Choir.”

Also during the afternoon, the graveyard around the Cathedral, one of the oldest in Ireland and the burial site of both Catholic and Protestant Bishops, Presbyterian moderators, and soldiers from many wars will be the subject of a tour by local historian, Jack Johnston, focusing on the soldiers’ graves from six wars ranging from the ‘Siege of Derry’ to ‘The American Civil War.’

The weekend events also include a parish auction in the former Clogher Primary School with viewing from 11am -1pm and the auction beginning at 2pm.

St Macartans Cathedral Clogher

Revd Downey added: “As a relatively small community facing a rather large challenge we turn not only to our faithful parishioners and community at this time, but also to our friends wider afield and ask for support in this first leg of this crucial project. A warm welcome and a cup of tea awaits you.”
Among the improvements which are to be carried out is a replacement of the entire heating system in the Cathedral.