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European Heritage Open Days

My first time inside meant I could take photographs of the stained glass. Hopefully this church... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom
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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... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 Sep 2017
“European Heritage Open Days ”
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Princes Dock Street | Corporation Street, Belfast BT1 3AA, Northern Ireland
The Docks
+44 28 9024 6609
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My first time inside meant I could take photographs of the stained glass. Hopefully this church will be restored and be of benefit to the local community, which has now been left with few resources.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I could not find this church the last time I visited Belfast but this time I came across it by accident. The “Chapel on the Quays”, as it is known, served the community of Sailortown and many foreign sailors for about 120 years but unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

4  Thank eileen701
Reviewed 13 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...More

5  Thank Steveodo
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...More

3  Thank ivankP9451FP
Reviewed 23 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...More

4  Thank Daytripper24182
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...More

8  Thank BelfastBoy49
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,...More

47  Thank Sailortown
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