Welcome to the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity – known as Down Cathedral – close to which we believe the mortal remains of Saint Patrick lie buried. Down Cathedral is not merely a tourist attraction for people interested in Patrick – it is a place of pilgrimage, prayer and welcome for everyone.

The cathedral is open to all visitors: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm.

It is my pleasure as Dean of Down to welcome you.

Here you will find information about services and events in Down Cathedral, a little about our history and ongoing ministry today.

As well as being a very historical site and popular place to visit, Down Cathedral is primarily a Christian place of prayer and worship.

I would love to welcome you in person as a visitor to our Cathedral and if you would like any further information or would like to send a prayer request please use one of the contact form elsewhere on this site.

Every blessing.

Very Rev Henry Hull

Upcoming services:

Evening Prayer: Mon-Fri at 5pm

3 March (Sun)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Third Sunday in Lent
Holy Communion

7 March (Thu)

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Holy Communion

10 March (Sun)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lent 4: Mothering Sunday
Morning Prayer

14 March (Thu)

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Holy Communion

Live Stream

The Organ of Down Cathedral

Down Cathedral stands prominently on the Hill of Down, overlooking the ancient and historic town of Downpatrick.

It is a special place steeped in history and prayer. Tradition holds that Patrick was buried on the Hill of Down and for over 1600 years Christians have worshipped on this site. They still do.

With a host of fascinating features to see both inside and out, Down Cathedral is one of the destinations on St Patrick’s Trail and well worth a visit for pilgrims and tourists alike.

We look forward to welcoming you to this sacred place.

Contact Us

Use this form for general information requests or just to say hello.

For prayer requests please use the form on our Prayer for Healing page which, if you wish, allows for anonymous submissions.

If you have a tour request please go to the Tours page.

Cover photo on this page by Christian Papenfus.