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Titanic Churches and Graveyards

There are a number of churches throughout the greater Belfast area with a connection to the Titanic, from Rosemary Street First Presbyterian Church, which is Belfast's oldest place of worship and was attended by Thomas Andrews and his wife Helen as well as Lord and Lady Pirrie to Belfast City Cemetery where Sir Edward Haraland is buried.

Places To Visit

Bangor Abbey, Bangor

Founded in 558AD the main body of the building dates from 1830's, the tower from 15th century and steeple dates around 1693. Interesting gravestones include a memorial to the assistant surgeon of the Titanic, local man John Edward Simpson.

Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church, Belfast

Built in 1856 at a cost of £4,500 in memory of Mr John Sinclair.

Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Belfast

St Anne's Cathedral was consecrated in 1904. It contains mosaics by Sir Charles Nicholson and sculptures by Rosamund Praegar and Maurice Harding. The Spire was added in 2006. A modest entry charge applies though Cathedral is free for private prayer.

Saint Mark's Church, Belfast

This was CS Lewis’ local church in which he was baptised on 29 January 1899 and confirmed on 6 December 1914. There is a stained glass window in the church, donated by the Lewis brothers in memory of their parents, designed by Irish artist M. Healy.

Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast

Complete with bell and cast iron fountains, this Victorian cemetery was opened in 1869 as Belfast's first cross-denominational burial ground. Download a Heritage Trail to help you uncover and explore this fascinating site.

Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Comber, Newtownards

Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church was built on a site donated by James Andrews and the stained glass windows in the church depict family members. Members of the Andrews' family are also buried in the graveyard.

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