Archbishop of Canterbury to attend Corrymeela 50th anniversary service

The Archbishop of Canterbury will be at St Anne's Cathedral on Sunday
The Archbishop of Canterbury will be at St Anne's Cathedral on Sunday

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will take part in a service to mark the 50th anniversary of the cross-community Corrymeela project this weekend.

The leader of the world’s Anglican community will attend St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast on Sunday at 3.30pm alongside other church leaders including the Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin, ex-Presbyterian Moderator Ken Newell, and Methodist President Rev Brian Anderson.

Archbishop Welby was last in Northern Ireland for St Patrick’s Day, when he attended a service in Downpatrick.

During the service there will be stories from Corrymeela and honouring of the project’s previous leaders, staff and volunteers.

The Corrymeela project was set up in 1965 by Presbyterian Rev Ray Davey.

It runs a centre at a clifftop just outside Ballycastle, and caters for roughly 10,000 visitors per year.

It is designed to bring together youth groups, schoolchildren and others from across different backgrounds, for arts, storytelling activities and more.