Every Good Friday since 2001, the church has held a special service to commemorate all those who have died in the Northern Ireland conflict since 1968. The service is held on Good Friday to mark the 1998 Belfast Agreement, which was instrumental in largely bringing the Northern Ireland ‘troubles’ to an end.
This takes the form of different members of the congregation and interested members of the public taking it in turn to read the more than 3,600 names. This is the only religious service of its kind in Ireland. The readers include people from throughout the island who have lost loved ones as a result of the conflict e.g. the Justice for the Forgotten group, as well as leading public figures such as the former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon and the Provost of Trinity College, Professor Patrick Prendergast.
The service has been suspended for the past two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.