The annual Black Santa Sit-out for charities, founded by Dean Sammy Crooks in 1976, takes place on the steps of St Anne's Cathedral the week before Christmas every year. Dean Stephen Forde completed his first Black Santa sit-out on Christmas Eve 2018, having started on December ...
Belfast Cathedral is home to beautiful works of art - mosaics, textiles, carvings, stained glass and many historical artifacts. This is a sacred space, a living, working Cathedral, open to people of all traditions and faiths, and offering four services a day throughout the year. We run a cross community choir school project and the annual Black Santa charity sit-out. You can made a donation specifically to Black Santa below.
The costs of running and maintaining this building in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter are enormous. Since 2014 we have charged an admission fee for anyone wishing to tour the Cathedral. St Anne's is also used for concerts, conferences and other events. Any donations made to support the Cathedral will help us stay open and further the work to which we are called by Christ in a city that needs this Cathedral to be active and involved in its life. We thank you for your support.