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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Address: Princes Dock Street | Corporation Street, Belfast BT1 3AA, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9024 6609

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Old beautiful Church

This old Church of Sailortown in the Docks area. St Joseph's has fallen into disrepair since being closed in 2001 It was once a thriving Church to the wonderful community of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This old Church of Sailortown in the Docks area. St Joseph's has fallen into disrepair since being closed in 2001 It was once a thriving Church to the wonderful community of Sailortown but back in late 60s 70s the area came under redovelopement and the community were moved far and wide, Thinking they would return but this never happened. There... More 

1 Thank eileen701
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was on the street for another reason entirely, when the sight of this building made me stop. Its a fantastic creation. The colours of the facade are a warm dance of indigo, ginger and sandy blocks. The tall arched windows and pyramid-topped pillars rise through repeated triangular features to the topmost spire. Its a fantastic-looking church. Bushes so tall... More 

4 Thank Steveodo
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

I and my wife visited Belfast in August 2016 and really loved the city, in fact so much that we have bought an apartment in the Merchant Building that has been erected next to this church. Both of us really liked the Sailortown district with its neatly-maintained small houses and proximity to the docks and the river, which give the... More 

3 Thank Ivan K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

I made a point of leaving the crowds, during the recent Tall Ships festival, to have a quick glance at St Joseph's. It was sad to spot the obvious signs of decay, such as the broken glass in the fanlight above the entrance. It appears to be the case that this church is being allowed to slowly fall into disrepair,... More 

4 Thank Daytripper24182
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My parents were married in St Joseph's Church and some years later emigrated to Australia when I was a baby. My mother was born and raised in Dock Street and I had always wanted to see where she grew up and get a feel for many of the things she told us about her life in Belfast.Alas, that is gone... More 

7 Thank BelfastBoy49
Sailortown, Belfast N. Ireland
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Reviewed 11 October 2006

Febraury 2001 One of Belfast’s oldest and best known churches world-wide, St Joseph’s in the heart of the city’s Sailortown district, has been closed by the Catholic Church and sits at the mercy of dockland developers. The “Chapel on the Quays”, as it is known, was home to thousands of Sailortown people for four generations and a beacon of light... More 

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