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….

From Bangor to Bobbio (Saint Columbanus)

Friends of Columbanus Bangor Secretary, Brian Wilson & his wife Anne have just completed the journey from Bangor to Bobbio travelled by Columbanus more than 1400 years ago. They went by Interrail taking 41 trains and completed the journey in 15 days compared to over 20 years taken by Columbanus. They record the main places visited by Columbanus and where he established monasteries. St Columb, Luxeuil, Bregenz, St Gallen, Milan, & Bobbio.

Friends of Columbanus Fun Run/Walk

The Friends of Columbanus Bangor have announced their 5k Fun Run/Walk to take place on Friday 21st August at 7:00pm. The aim of the fun run is to encourage families and runners to take part in an event organised to commemorate the 1400th anniversary of Columbanus’ death. The event will take place in Castle Park…

Cleenish Island Trip Report

On 4th July, 7 FOCB members – David & Ellie Duly, Maire Foley, James O’Fee, Jim Wallace, Rosalind Nevin and Stella Robinson – made the day-trip to Cleenish island, near Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Our aim was to explore the learned Sinell’s historic monastic settlement, where Columbanus studied for some years as a young man. Only…