• 17 March 2020

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2020

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
Please note that, due to the Coronavirus crisis we have taken the precaution of cancelling lunch in the marquee.