Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

Celebrations in Armagh

St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, will celebrate the 750th anniversary of the present building with a Festival Service of Choral Evensong tomorrow (Sunday) at 3.15pm. The guest preacher will be the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford. All are welcome to attend the Service.

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…

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