Your Kingdom Come

St Patrick’s Day 2020

UPDATE: Please note and share this important change to our St Patrick’s Day programme in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

You are warmly welcomed to the Down and Dromore St Patrick’s Day Celebrations on Tuesday 17 March 2020 with the theme, ‘Your Kingdom Come’.

The bishop writes…

“Please join me on Tuesday 17 March for our annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations which begin a special season of prayer in the diocese. I very much look forward to seeing you in Saul and Downpatrick and welcoming our guest speaker at the Festival Service, Bishop Andrew Forster.”



9.15 am
Holy Communion at Saul with preacher, Ven Roderic West, Archdeacon of Dromore.

10.15 am
Pilgrimage from Saul to Downpatrick.

11.45 am
Festival Service in Down Cathedral with preacher, Rt Revd Andrew Forster, Bishop of Derry & Raphoe.

Wreath laying ceremony at St Patrick’s Grave.

Transport to Saul

  • From 8:00 am private buses will leave from the Mall for the communion service and pilgrimage.
  • The last bus for the communion service leaves at 8.45 am.
  • The last bus for the pilgrimage leaves at 9.45 am.
  • The last bus from Saul to the Cathedral leaves at 10.40 am.

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