BBC Radio Ulster’s 9.03am Service of Worship on Christmas Day comes from Belfast Cathedral, so please tune in.
The pre-recorded service will feature members of the Cathedral Children’s Choir reading the Christmas Story from St Luke and music from the Cathedral Choir’s Christmas CD. Prayers and readings will be led by the Rev Canon Mark Niblock. Dean’s Vicar, and the Rev Maithrie White, while the address will be given by the Dean, the Very Rev Stephen Forde.
The Dean will reflect on his role as Black Santa – the 2021 charity sit-out on the Cathedral steps, which began on December 13, finishes on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas broadcast will be repeated on Boxing Day morning, Sunday December 26.
The Cathedral is hosting a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on both December 23 and Christmas Eve at 7.30pm. This is a service of traditional readings, congregational Christmas carols, and music for Christmas by Bach, Darke, Matthew Owens, Poston, Praetorius, John Rutter, and Philip Stopford.
The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison, is due to attend the Cathedral’s ‘First Choral Communion of Christmas,’ which begins at 11pm on December 24. The Bishop will give the Blessing. The service will feature readings and music from the Cathedral Choir.
The Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Rev David McClay, will preach at the 11am Christmas Festival Eucharist in the Cathedral.