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Columbanus Community Folk Festival June 11  – 17

Ards CCE are putting on their annual folk festival named after Columbanus, in Bangor from 11th the 17th June. There is something for everyone to enjoy –  From Tuesday’s Community Youth Concert at 6.45 in St Comgall’s Parish  Centre featuring local schools music song and dance of all genres, a special recital by CCE and…

Columban Way AGM

The weekend of 10th March  2018   marked a meeting of significance to the Celebration of St Columbanus with the General Assembly of the Association of the Columban Way being hosted in S Over 60 visitors representing the Civic governance of the towns along the Columban Way including the mayors of Ards and North down, Luxiuill…

FOCB – Tuesday 1st May 2017

All welcome to the Notice of Annual General Meeting of Friends of Columbanus Bangor to be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st May 2017 in the Session Room of First Bangor Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Bangor Agenda Apologies Minutes of the AGM of 2017 Finance report Proposals for changes to the Constitution (to be considered…

FOCB Meeting – 27th February

The next meeting of FOCB will take place at 7.30pm, 27th February at First Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall. It is the AGM and all members are invited to attend. Any annual subscriptions outstanding will be collected by the treasurer on the night. Preparations will be made for the forthcoming visit of the Civil Dignitaries from France,…

FOCB Meeting – 8th November 2017

The next meeting of FOCB will take place at 7.30pm, Wednesday 8th November at First Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall. The advance agenda is: Apologies Minutes Business arising Finance: Treasurer’s Report Reports: Christian Heritage Working Group Turas Columbanus European Association of the Columban Way November Festival: Stewards Sales Publicity Recruitment AOB Next meeting Date Ideas AGM? Looking…

Journey Of A Single Day V

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017 Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Columbanus Click the Images for More Information.

FOCB Meeting

The next meeting of FOCB will take place at 7.30pm, Tuesday 26th September at First Bangor Presbyterian Church Halls. The advance agenda is: Chairman’s welcome and apologies Minutes Membership arrangements (Secretary) Treasurer’s report (Treasurer) Christian Heritage Working Group (Secretary and Treasurer) Chairman’s report Arrangements for the Columbanus Commemoration Weekend (25/26thNovember) Presentation on the Turas Columbanus  Any…

Columbanus; from Leinster to Bobbio

Born around 540 CE, Columbanus was one of the most influential spiritual and cultural figures of the early Middle Ages and one whose legacy has lived on since. As recently as 28 August 2015 his influence has been recognised by none other than Pope Francis who called him the “Father of Europe”. Not only did…

COLUMBANUS POP-UP EXHIBITION

Friends of Columbanus pop-up exhibition tells the story of Bangor and its saints in six panels. The exhibition can be seen at local libraries on the following dates: 28th Sept. – 10th Oct. Newtownards Library 12th Oct. – 24th Oct. Holywood Library 26th Oct. – 7th Nov. Bangor Library 9th Nov. – 18th Nov. Donaghadee…

COLUMBANUS 1400 FESTIVAL

Bangor’s commemoration of the 1400th anniversary of the death of Columbanus will come to a climax over the weekend 20th to 22nd November when the Columbanus 1400 Festival will be held in the town. The festival opens with the now-traditional Journey of a Single Day concert in Bangor Abbey on the evening of Friday 20th….