WELCOME

Open to all visitors: Mon—Sat, 10am—4pm

Some restrictions may apply during services and other events.

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

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

If you would like any further information or would like to send a prayer request please use one of the contact forms elsewhere on this site.

Upcoming services:

Evening Prayer: Mon-Fri, 5pm

27 June (Thu)

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Holy Communion

30 June (Sun)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Holy Communion

4 July (Thu)

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Holy Communion

5 July (Fri)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Prayer for Healing

Upcoming events

Midsummer Musical Magic

15 June 2024
A feast of orchestral and choral gems. Proceeds in aid of Down Cathedral Organ Restoration Appeal.

Full Steam Ahead

21 June 2024
A cross-community musical evening supporting those affected by the Downpatrick floods.

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.