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Bishop of Down & Dromore

Bishop of Down & Dromore

The Right Reverend David Alexander McClay, B.Th., M.A.

Crest of Diocese of Down & Dromore

Bishop of Down & Dromore
Down & Dromore Diocesan Office
Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street

028 9082 8850

Guild of Lay Readers


The Revd Willie Nixon
The Rectory
700 Saintfield Road

Tel: (028) 9081 2342


Mr J D Johnston
11a Lilburn Hall
Co Armagh
BT66 7TL

Tel: (028) 3832 2044

Diocesan Readers

Mr D S Armstrong
Mrs R Armstrong–Woodroffe
Mrs E L Barnett
Mr W D Barr
Mr J D Beare
Mr L G Bellew
Mrs A M Bennett
Mr A Boyce
Mrs H A Boyd
Mr A R Brannigan
Mr D J Charleton
Mrs M F Clarke
Mrs C A Connolly
Mr S D Connolly
Mr A Cooke
Ms E J Fleming
Mr T Forde
Mrs J Gee
Mr J Green
Mrs L H Green
Mrs S E Griffiths
Mr P H Harris
Mr F J Henderson
Mr A A Higgins
Mr T Howard
Mrs G M Jess
Mrs S L King
Mrs R I Lappin
Mrs K E McAlpine
Mr N McCormack
Mrs C L McFarland
Mrs P C McIlwaine
Mr D Manning
Mrs R Marsden

Diocesan Readers (Cont’d)

Mr D W Monahan
Mrs M R Moore
Mr C W Morris
Mr T Mullan
Mr J R Myles
Mr A Paul
Mrs H Patterson
Mr R E Quinn
Mr C Sanlon
Mr J G Savage
Mr K Shaw
Mrs E M Simpson
Miss G Stevenson
Ms B Tays
Mrs D Tennis
Mr D Thomas
Miss H Uprichard
Mrs M E Whyte
Mrs D Wilson
Mr J T Wilson
Mrs S M Wilson

Emeritus Diocesan Readers

Mrs F O Adair
Mrs V J Boal
Miss M T Collins
Mrs A S Crutchley
Mr D G Cruise
Mr T M Fitzsimons
Miss J O Frame
Mr C Gee
Mr C B Hilton

The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Down


Down Cathedral is the Cathedral Church of the Church of Ireland (Anglican) Diocese of Down and here the Bishop of the Diocese has his episcopal seat (Cathedra). The Cathedral hosts major festivals and services for the Diocese, the highlight being the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March. The Cathedral is also home to a small congregation who worship here Sunday by Sunday. The Cathedral is open every day for daily prayer and because of its unique situation and historic association with St Patrick it serves as a focal point for Christians of all denominations.


The Very Revd T Henry Hull

028 4461 4922

028 4461 4456


The Cathedral Church of the Christ the Redeemer, Dromore


There is evidence of the Lagan-side site being in active use for the purpose of Christian worship since 510AD when St Colman (a disciple of Patrick) founded a place of prayer here. The church was built, destroyed and rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries and was seat to renowned bishops Thomas Percy and Jeremy Taylor in their time.


The Very Revd Geoff Wilson

Diocesan Officers

  • Diocesan Secretary

    Down & Dromore Diocesan Office
    Church of Ireland House
    61-67 Donegall Street
    BT1 2QH

    Tel: (028) 9082 8830

  • Finance Officer

    Down & Dromore Diocesan Office
    Church of Ireland House
    61-67 Donegall Street
    BT1 2QH

    Tel: (028) 9082 8830

  • Down Glebes Secretary

    Mr B H McCleary
    144 Cregagh Road
    BT6 9ET

    Tel: (028) 9020 7111

  • Dromore Glebes Secretary

    723 Upper Newtownards Road
    BT4 3NU

    Tel: (028) 9029 4741

  • Registrar

    The Rectory
    3 Ward Avenue
    BT20 5JW

    Tel: (028) 9127 4912

  • Director of Ordinands

    122 Mount Merrion Avenue
    BT6 0FS

  • Diocesan Building Surveyor

    41 Farlough Road
    BT71 4DU

    Tel: (028) 8774 8111

  • Diocesan Board of Education Honorary Secretary

    The Rectory
    10 Coleraine Road
    BT56 8EA

    Tel: (028) 7082 4298

  • Diocesan Communications Officer

    Church of Ireland House
    61-67 Donegall Street
    BT1 2QH

    Tel: (028) 9082 8850

    Fax: (028) 9023 1902

  • Diocesan Representative for Bishops' Appeal

    The Rectory
    34 Inishbeg
    Co. Down

    Tel: (028) 4482 8231

  • Diocesan Representative for Bishops' Appeal

    St Finnian's Rectory
    3 Upper Knockbreda Road
    BT6 9QH

    Tel: (028) 9079 3822

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