The United Diocese of Down And Dromore


Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention opens at St Anne’s

Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention opens at St Anne’s

Monday 21 August 2017

Four hundred people gathered in St Anne’s Cathedral on Saturday night (19 August) for the opening night of this year’s Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention. The event, chaired by Bishop Harold, marked the Convention’s first visit to the cathedral. 

The Rt Revd Henry Orombi, formerly Archbishop of Uganda, and the Very Revd Dr Trevor Morrow, from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, spoke on the theme of ‘Our World, God’s Word’.  

Bishop Harold also had the opportunity to interview John Mulholland (above) from St John’s Parish Church, Moira, on Logic youth club’s visit to Uganda with CMS Ireland. The team spent time with their South Sudanese partners and visited Madi West Nile Diocese.

Among the stands at the event was Eggshell Cambodia, a charity which aims to provide Christian care for vulnerable Cambodian children. Founders, Mark and Liz Fetherstonhaugh (below), first developed a concern for Cambodia in 2008. They are parishioners of Willowfield Church and have been visiting and taking volunteer teams every year for the past 6 years. 

The convention is continuing at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, in Bangor, until Saturday, 26 August, with satellite events at St Saviour’s Parish Church, Dollingstown, and Union Road Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt. More information is available at

Photo credits: Peter Cheney

Mark and Liz

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