There are Cathedrals all over the world, and all are in their own way just as beautifully unique as each other. But there is one that is right up there when it comes to both its historical stature and importance and that is St Columb's Cathedral in Londonderry. At first glance you would think the cathedral was only built a few years ago but in reality this cathedral was built 376 years ago. The reason it looks so new is due to the £2.8m renovation project that has just recently been completed and leaves the cathedral looking brand new. Once inside however you can see that this cathedral really is as historical as it is beautiful, and although not as big inside as some cathedrals in the world, St Columb's Cathedral has a huge personality. The tour guides that work here are so knowledgeable and make your tour so enjoyable.
St Columb's Cathedral
Dominating the skyline on all approaches to the City of Londonderry is Saint Columb's Cathedral, which has stood on its prominent site inside the famous Walls of Derry since 1633. Dedicated to the name of Saint Columba (Columb) who established a Christian settlement here in the sixth century, the Cathedral's primary purpose is the worship of Almighty God. In addition to the Sunday Services there is an act of worship each day (Monday to Friday) and the Cathedral is open daily to welcome visitors from far and near.
This website brings to you some information about the history of the Cathedral and the various aspects of her life. I trust you will take time to explore this website, to discover some of the treasures of Saint Columb's or to find out more about the Cathedral's life and witness.
If I can help you or answer any questions you might have you are welcome to contact me by telephone or email or If you would ever like to visit the Cathedral in person you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.
May the Lord be with you.