Down Cathedral


You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral.

It is situated within a short walk from Downpatrick town centre and is adjacent to The Saint Patrick Centre.

Down Cathedral is first and foremost a place for prayer and worship, not only for the local congregation and people of the Church of Ireland Diocese, but for all those in Ireland and beyond who cherish the faith of Patrick. It is in effect a house of prayer for all nations.

It is our prayer that all who enter the Cathedral would be lifted out of the strain of the preoccupation with material concern, the intrigue and expediency of political wrangling and the vain search for instant pleasure and be taken back to our roots, to faith in God through Christ, who alone can put life in perspective and give it true meaning and lasting satisfaction.


Opening times during Christmas and New Year

24th, 25th, 26th December, closed all day (except during services)

27th December, Holy Communion at 10am, Cathedral closed after service

28th, 29th December, open 10am to 4pm

30th December, Sunday Service 9.30am

31st December, New Year’s Eve, open 10am to 4pm

1st January, New Year’s Day, open 10.30 am to 3.30 pm




Cathedral shop and toilet facilities

Parking near to Cathedral


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