• 13 March 2020

Changes to our St Patrick’s Day programme

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

It is our intention to go ahead with the service at Saul, the prayer pilgrimage and the Festival Service but as a precautionary measure we have cancelled lunch in the marquee.

We will of course continue to monitor the situation in the light of government advice.

Current advice may be found on the Public Health Agency website.

We do hope that you will join us for worship and to pray together for our nation.


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