The Bangor Bell Comes Home!
20 September 2009 the Diocese of Down and Dromore began a season of
continuous prayer and invited parishioners throughout the diocese to
take part. Bangor
Abbey (which enjoyed a 24/7 expression of prayer long before it became
trendy!) held 24 hours of prayer beginning at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 21
The prayer vigil
concluded with a service of Holy Communion on Thursday 22 October,
and on a very special evening in Bangor Abbey, the Bangor Bell came
'home' to the site where it first rang out at Holy Communion over 1000
years ago. Our
thanks are due to Ian Wilson and the Bangor Museum for allowing us
to 'borrow' the bell and to bring our 24 hours of continuous prayer to
an end in such an appropriate and memorable way. Below are
some photos of the event.