Monthly Archives: December 2019

Annual Sit Out

Our annual sit out to support the work of The Southern Area Hospice is going to take place between 9am and 5pm on Friday 13th December. Collections will take place at the following locations, with the kind permission of the owners:

Graham’s Newsagent, Market Square

Supervalu Supermarket, Banbridge Road

Eurospar Supermarket, Hillsborough Road

Please support.


Community Carol Service

The Cathedral is once more delighted to host a carol service for the community at 6.30pm on Sunday 15th December. At last year’s service there was literally standing room only, so we are hoping for a similar level of support this year as we continue to support the vital work of The Southern Area Hospice, Newry.

Once more, we will have a choir consisting of children and young people from Dromore Central Primary School, St Colman’s Primary School and Dromore High School, led and accompanied by our own Children’s Worker, Mrs Christine Shanks.

Also, we can expect to be blessed by our new singing group SOMA who are quite literally growing from strength to strength. SOMA have only been in existence since October 2018 but already have over 40 members and they will be singing a couple of seasonal pieces on the evening.

And finally, we will have a representative from The Southern Area Hospice to speak on the work of the Hospice and the increasing need for the support of the general public.

Please do make this evening something of a priority to attend and do see it as an opportunity to bring along someone who may be on the fringes of church life to what we trust will be a great blessing to us all.



To help prepare us for Christmas, forget the wrapping of presents, the shopping, the housework, come join us on Wednesday 18th December at 8pm in the Cathedral Hall to relax and watch a Christmas movie and enjoy some festive treats. Everyone is very welcome to come along.

History Reading Group

The Dromore Cathedral History Reading Group are next scheduled to meet in The Clayton Hall on Monday 3 February 2020 at 7. 30 pm.

The book for discussion at this meeting will be –

Big Week – The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two by James Holland.

The book describes how, during the third week in February 1944 and in preparation for the Normandy campaign of June 1944, the combined allied air forces launched their first ever round the clock bombing offensive against German cities and industry.

Officially titled “Operation Argument”, it was commonly referred to as the “Big Week”