What do you do when life falls apart, and it feels as if God has left you? How do you keep going when your faith is rocked to the core? Sometimes things get so hard we’re not sure where God is – or what he’s up to.

Drawing on their own experiences, Patrick Regan and Andy Flannagan will join the service remotely in Down Cathedral on St Patrick’s Day to address these deep questions in word and song.

St Patrick’s Day Service from Down Cathedral via webcam
12.00 midday on Wednesday 17 March

Due to restrictions around COVID there will be no congregation at Down Cathedral, nor will there be in–person worship at Saul. In place of the pilgrimage the Dioceses of Down and Dromore will be sharing a pre–recorded Prayer Pilgrimage on their website and social media channels.

Patrick Regan

Patrick Regan OBE is the founder and CEO of Kintsugi Hope, a charity which aims to create safe and supportive spaces for those struggling with emotional and mental health challenges. He is also the founder of urban youth work charity XLP and the author of five books. Patrick has travelled widely working with and on behalf of the poorest communities and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of poverty and justice.

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Andy Flannagan

Andy Flannagan is a Luton–based, Irish singer–songwriter who was previously a hospital doctor. His campaigning song writing drew him into the political arena, and he is Executive Director of Christians in Politics. One of his driving passions is to see a just rewiring of the global economic system. As a writer and performer Andy is first and foremost a story–teller, weaving hope and pain into songs that soar with beautiful, poignant melodies that betray his Irish roots.

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Cover image from downanddromore.org.