The Church of Ireland - part of the Anglican Communion
Services & Meetings
(last updated 4th January 2015)
Hello, you are very welcome to our website. Whether you are already a church member or a visitor, we invite you to look around - you will find much to interest you!
If you have any comments you can use the form on the "Contact us" page. St. Macartin's Church of Ireland Cathedral has a prominent position in the main street of Enniskillen, the largest town in County Fermanagh. The church has a long and distinguished history, much of which you will find on this website. If you know details that we haven't recorded, tell us and we will publish them!
Click HERE to listen to our bells (recorded in March 2003)
To go to the Parish Hall redevelopment page clickHERE
We are somewhat surprised that there are church members who regularly use the Internet but are unaware that this website exists! So if you find it interesting and/or useful, please spread the word around - the more visitors we have the more encouragement there is to keep it alive.
The Dean writes:
Dear Parishioners and Friends around the world,
About 700 years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah spoke of His Coming.There was
something in Isaiah’s Words that spoke to his people. There was something in the message of
this Child that was to be born, this Son that was given, that gave Israel a reason to cheer.
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder: And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor; Mighty God, Everlasting Father; Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Many in Isaiah’s day were not godly people. In fact, the nation of Israel had messed up so badly, that God was bringing the nation of Assyria down upon them to punish them. They were walking in darkness - in the shadow of death - because they had abandoned God. And it was to these people (who walked in darkness) that God gave the guarantee of a great light, a child of hope and promise, and a future for their people that would be a Wonderful Counsellor, a Mighty God, an Everlasting Father, and a Prince of Peace.
That promise still stands for all of us today, whether we are walking in light or darkness. If we are walking in light, following Him, then we will know His Peace and Presence with us, but if you are not and are struggling through dark days or ‘the pits of life’, then that message is all the more important, because it was also written for you! The Child that was born at Bethlehem brings hope in an uncertain world to all who call upon Him, and acknowledge Him as their trusted Friend.
There are many opportunities for you to attend church during the coming year and truly worship our Heavenly Father. As you draw close to Him may you experience that true Heavenly joy that He sent us though the ‘Holy Child of Bethlehem’.
Let His grace and forgiveness give you hope. Let His mercy bring you joy!