The Market Place Theatre was packed to capacity on Tuesday evening for a special Advent evening that was hosted by Armagh Cathedrals Partnership. The evening entailed music and a selection of readings and prayers and the music on the evening was presented by the U3A Choir and also a Choir from St Catherine’s College.

The guest speaker on the evening was Dr Francis Campbell who was born near Newry and he has had a very distinguished career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and served as British Ambassador to the Holy See from 2005 -2011. Since 2014, he has been Vice – Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where he is also Professor of International Relations.

The theme for hs presentation was: Living in uncertain times, the question is “How do we live for the Kingdom in a time of turmoil and how do we get our priorities right?” After his presentation, a pupil from each of the post primary schools in Armagh put a question to Dr Campbell.

Cardinal Sean Brady and Archbishop Richard Clarke were both present on the evening and all enjoyed what was a very special celebration.