Saint Malachys Church

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The Church was designed by Thomas Jackson of Waterford and it is in the ecclesiastical style of the Tudor period. Saint Malachy’s Church is regarded as one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival style of the churches and monasteries in Northern Ireland.

Sir Charles Brett stated: It is as though a wedding cake has been turned inside out, so creamy, lacy and frothy is the plasterwork. (‘Buildings of Belfast’)

The Sanctuary floor is mosaic, the principal colour being blue. At the foot of the Altar is a pelican, a common Christian symbol of sacrifice. Saint Malachy’s is, perhaps, best known for its fan vaulted ceiling which is an imitation of the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey.

Address: Saint Malachys Church, Alfred Street, Belfast Northern Ireland


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