“Come and see”. That was the reply Jesus gave to those who asked Him where He stayed. We know that God is everywhere and that He abides in our hearts but it is also true to say that He makes Himself very present in sacred buildings.

St Margaret’s has been a sacred building since 1826. Every year since then, in fact every day since then, people have come through the doors of this church and found themselves in the presence of God. Many people on first entering say that they are struck by the feeling of welcome they experience from the building itself; they are awed at times by the feeling of peace and calmness that settles gently upon them. That is not surprising.

These walls have absorbed the countless celebrations of the Sacraments and prayers of generations of believers. “Locus iste a Deo factus est”, the beautiful music of Bruckner, was sung when St Margaret’s was dedicated as the Cathedral of the Diocese. “This place was made by God” the music says. That is true. But it is also true to say that this place is made by the people who enter its doors and worship you have there.

As you have opened through the website into the doors of this church, I hope that you find not only information, history, events and facts but more than that I hope you find Christ the Lord.

Welcome to St Margaret’s. Welcome to the House of God.

Very Rev Canon Patrick Keegans
Mass Times

Saturday Vigil:


Daily Mass:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Holy Day of Obligation:
10.00 am & 6.00 pm  

Saturday after both Masses