St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, to mark 750th Anniversary

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, will celebrate the 750th anniversary of the present building with a Festival Service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, 23rd September, at 3.15pm. The guest preacher will be the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford.

The foundation of the first church on the site is attributed to St Patrick, in 445AD, and the present Cathedral dates from the work of Archbishop Máel Pátraic Ó Scanaill in 1268. Of this building, all that remains for certainty is the crypt. The structure was extended by Archbishop Milo Sweetman in the 14th Century. After several centuries of destruction and…

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