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Cathedral Open

The Cathedral will be open daily Monday to Friday during December (up to Monday 16th) from 11.00am to 1.00pm.  We welcome anyone in the community, local or a visitor, to our historical building.

Seniors Musical Afternoon Tea

Our ‘Musical Afternoon Tea’ will be held on Saturday 7th December at 2pm in the Cathedral Hall. (Please note change of venue from previous year). Please add your name to the list in the Church porch by Sunday 1st December or contact Jane on 07715 707160, as this will help us with numbers for catering. Come along and bring a friend.
News shall be announced about a exciting new ‘Seniors’ Group starting on the Thursday 9th January and continuing on the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month. This is your group so get your thinking hats on about a new name for the group! More
details at our afternoon tea.


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”


Cathedral Lapel Badges


The Select Vestry have conceived of a fundraising idea for Parish funds which is also a great way of showing support for the Cathedral – Lapel Badges. Each badge bears the crest of Dromore and is priced at the modest amount of £3.50. Anyone wishing to purchase a badge should place their name on the list in the Church Porch or contact the Church office.

Badges which have already been ordered can be collected at the Church Porch this Sunday. Thank you.