Parish celebrates Saint Gall of BangorFriday 5 October 2012
Through October 2012, St Gall’s Church on the Crawfordsburn Road is celebrating the life of the 7th Century Bangor Saint whose name it bears. Gall, a monk of Bangor Abbey, journeyed into Europe and in 612 A.D founded an Abbey in St Gallen, Switzerland, the city that bears his name.
‘All are warmly welcomed to a series of unique events which will explore the ancient legacy of St Gall. Using music we shall explore something of his life. With scholarship we shall explore the world that he lived in. With celebration we shall enjoy his Christian legacy through worship and prayer, reflecting the ancient monastic traditions of Bangor. All but the Candlelit Charity Evening are free to attend.’
‘Ancient Abbey Music – Sacred Sounds’
Friday 12 October at 7.30 pm
With the Balligan Consort. An evening of sacred music with commentary telling the story of the place that Abbey music has in shaping our contemporary musical landscape. With recorder and harp soloists. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Candlelit Choral Charity Evening
Saturday 20 October at 7.45 pm
With The PSNI Ladies Choir, Harlandic Male Voice Choir and the Masonic Male Voice Choir. Donations will be asked for the NI Breast Cancer Appeal, 2nd Battalion Mercian Regimental Benevolent Fund and the Masonic Welfare Fund. Admission for this evening is by ticket – Contact 0797 144 5396
St Gall Festival Teddy Bear Service
Sunday 21 October at 10.00 am
Bring your Teddy Bear along to a joyful celebration service! Hear the ancient legend of Gall and his journey into Europe. And his friend the bear!
Service of Holy Communion with Vigil to follow
Sunday 21 October at 6.30 pm
We remember our legacy to the saints of Bangor with a 24 hour Prayer Vigil. If you have someone you would like to be remembered in prayer please write their name into the Intercessions Book available at the church.
‘The Achievement of Iona: Early Irish Christianity and the Wider World’
Thursday 25 October at 7.30 pm
With Damien Bracken, Senior Lecturer in the Deptartment of History, University College Cork. One of the most extraordinary figures in the early Irish and British church was Adomnán, the ninth abbot of Iona. This lecture explores the writings of this early Irish legislator, scholar, and religious leader to discern how he expressed his people’s Christian identity.