Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, was the guest preacher at special service in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on January 21.
The service was part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which runs from January 18–25. Archbishop Brown is also preaching in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, at 7.30pm on January 22.
The service at St Anne’s Cathedral was led by the Dean, the Very Rev John Mann with Fr Hugh Kennedy, Administrator of St Peter’s Cathedral. In attendance were the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy; the Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Rev Harold Miller and Bishop Noel Treanor; Bishop Donal McKeown; Bishop Anthony Farquhar; the Rev Dr Rob Craig, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. The Methodist President was represented by the Rev Dr Donald Ker.
Choral music at the service was led by the choirs of St Anne’s Cathedral and St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast.
The theme of the service was ‘Is Christ Divided?’ as set out by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. This year the Liturgy was prepared by the Churches in Canada.
Other services and events are taking place in churches during the annual
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Photographs: Canon Douglas Goddard.