From wherever you are I bid you a warm welcome to Christ Church Cathedral here in Dublin. People have been coming to this place to worship God for nearly one thousand years. While the building has journeyed through many changes over the centuries, the constancy of its witness has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any cathedral is to reflect through its beauty the transcendence of God. Every year thousands of visitors come through our doors to either visit a site of unique heritage or to celebrate with us in our liturgies. Irrespective of denomination, faith or non faith we welcome everyone as a pilgrim and it is our hope that as the pilgrim leaves, he or she will have been touched in some way by the love of God which shines in the beauty of this place. Maybe some day you will come as a pilgrim and visit this place which is the heart of Dublin.
The Very Revd Dermot Dunne, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral