Down Cathedral

The historical burial place of Saint Patrick

Welcome to the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, close to which we believe the mortal remains of Saint Patrick lie buried. However the cathedral is not merely a tourist attraction but it is a place of pilgrimage and prayer for all people.

Next Service




at 13:00

Ash Wednesday

Holy Communion


St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

Please join us for the annual St Patrick’s Day Festival Service.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Choirs

Celebrate St Patrick’s Choirs

Concert with John Anderson on Saturday 11 March at 7pm. Booking advisable.

St Patrick Festival

St Patrick Festival

See more events happening at the Cathedral during the festival.

Down Cathedral is the Cathedral Church of the Church of Ireland (Anglican) Diocese of Down and here the Bishop of the Diocese has his episcopal seat (Cathedra).

The Cathedral hosts major festivals and services for the Diocese, the highlight being the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March.

The Cathedral is also home to a small congregation who worship here Sunday by Sunday.

The Cathedral is open every day for daily prayer and because of its unique situation and historic association with St Patrick it serves as a focal point for Christians of all denominations.


Contact Us

Please contact us for any reason.
If it’s for a prayer request and would rather not leave your name or email address that’s perfectly fine. But please do include them if you would like us to reply.

You can also contact us at:

Down Cathedral

Cathedral Office, English Street, Downpatrick BT30 6AB Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 4461 4922 Fax: 028 4461 4456