A Service of Installation for the Rt Rev George Davison, Bishop of Connor, will be held at Belfast Cathedral at 3.30pm on Sunday March 13.
Clergy, lay readers and members of Diocesan Council have been invited, along with the Chapters of Belfast and Lisburn Cathedrals, ecumenical guests and members of the Bishop’s wider family.
Due to the pandemic, Bishop George’s Consecration in Armagh Cathedral in September 2020 took place in the presence of a very small congregation, and so Sunday’s Installation Service will be the first opportunity for the whole diocesan family in Connor to give formal welcome to Bishop George.
The Bishop will seek admission to his Cathedral of St Anne at the closed West Door, before his installation by the Dean to the Bishop’s Stall or Throne.
During the service, the Bishop will be presented with symbols of his ministry in the diocese, before he preaches to the congregation.
Music will be led by the Cathedral Choir, and will include Evensong by Howard Skempton, with the Collegium Regale setting for the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Charles Wood, and the Anthem Lead me Lord by SS Wesley. Hymns will include God is Here and I heard the voice of Jesus say, in addition to By Faith and Facing a Task Unfinished by Keith Getty et al.
Due to social distancing requirements, attendance is by invitation.