If you are a visitor to Belfast, a new resident in the North Belfast area, or a neighbour we haven’t met, we’d love to have you visit us. Join us for the celebration of the sacraments, pray quietly in our beautiful and historic church, meet our parishioners from many parts of the City and beyond, find opportunities for service, and get to know Jesus better.
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May God bless you always.
Father Michael Sheehan
For more than two centuries, St. Patrick’s has faithfully provided for the spiritual and pastoral needs of the people of inner-city Belfast, as well as workers and visitors to one of Ireland’s principal cities. It has also played a significant role in the Diocese of Down and Connor, hosting the episcopal consecration of a number its bishops.
St. Patrick’s follows in a long and noble Christian tradition within the City, tracing its roots to the most ancient foundations of the Faith in this part of Ireland. Its origins are first recorded in the 1306 Taxation of Pope Nicholas.
St. Patrick’s has also served as a beacon of light for the people of Belfast during some of the City’s darkest and most troubled years. The death toll of parishioners during that 30-year-period of sectarian strife known as ‘The Troubles’ stands at 100. Some of the worst atrocities of that conflict were committed within the parish bounds, and its people still bear the physical and emotional scars of that traumatic chapter in Ireland’s recent history.
The present Church is an imposing edifice, rendered in sandstone and ...