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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Dedication of Chapter Room and Choir Room at Lisburn Cathedral

The work completed to the Lisburn Cathedral building and grounds was dedicated by the Rt. Rev. Alan Harper - Bishop of Connor, at a Dedication and Gift Day Service in Lisburn Cathedral on Motherís Day - Sunday 26th March 2006.

The work included new heating, restoration of the Chapter Room and Choir Room, a toilet with disability assess, new lighting in the grounds and the flood lighting of the Cathedral Building.  The architects were Greeves Kelly Cairns Architects; T.G.M. Consulting were responsible for the internal electrics and heating; Caldwell Consulting were responsible for the outside lighting; and the building work was carried out by Annvale Construction.

The Rector, the Rev. Canon Sam Wright and the Vicar - the Rev. Kenneth McGrath, led the service.  Frank Bailie, the Praise Band and the Cathedral Worship Group led the praise.  Scripture readings were by Ruth Gardiner and the Bishop of Connor, the Rt. Rev. Alan Harper, gave the address.  Members of the design, consultants and construction firms also took part in the service.

Pictured in the beautifully restored Chapter Room of Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday 26th March 2006 is L to R: (front) The Rev. Canon Sam Wright - Rector, the Rt. Rev. Alan Harper - Bishop of Connor and the Rev. Kenneth McGrath - Vicar.  (back row) Des Cairns - Greeves Kelly Cairns Architects, Terry McGinnity - T.G.M. Consulting, Mark Burns - Caldwell Consulting, Bill Davison and David Gilpin - Annvale Construction and Keith Neill - Youth Outreach Worker at Lisburn Cathedral.