St Patrick’s Day 2022

You are warmly invited to our diocesan St Patrick’s Day celebrations on Thursday 17 March. The highlight is the Festival Service at Down Cathedral from 11.45am, which will be followed by a complimentary ‘Picnic in the Pews’. 

Simon Guillebaud will speak at the Festival Service on the theme, Radical Discipleship, Radical Mission. Simon is the founder and International Director of the Great Lakes Outreach which is working to bring transformation to the people of Burundi in Central Africa. The author of several books, Simon has a large social media following and shares frequently on challenging and radical topics.

The day begins with Holy Communion at Saul and the Prayer Pilgrimage to the Cathedral. 


9.15 am Holy Communion at Saul
Preacher: Capt George Newell, Leadership & Mission Development Coordinator, New Wine Ireland 

10.15 am Pilgrimage from Saul to Downpatrick

11.45 am Festival Service in Down Cathedral
Preacher: Simon Guillebaud, Author and founder of Great Lakes Outreach, Burundi

Wreath laying ceremony at St Patrick’s Grave 

1.15 pm Complimentary ‘Picnic in the Pews’ (tea and coffee will be provided)

Transport to Saul

From 8.15 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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