Cathedral services in Bangor to honour WWI centenary


Staff reporter (NW Chronicle)

BANGOR Cathedral is holding a series of special services on 3rd, 4th and 6th August to commemorate the centenary of the declaration of the First World War.

The Dean of Bangor, the Very Rev Dr Sue Jones said “The Cathedral stands at the heart of the city of Bangor and has done so for centuries. In the Cathedral we remember those who have died in war and it is important for us to remember and commemorate this important event. All communities in this area were affected by WW1 and we remember the sacrifice that was made by so many, we honour the past and we pray for peace in our world.”

On Sunday, August 3 at 11am there will be a bilingual service of commemoration and reflection in the Cathedral, attended by the Mayor of Bangor and representatives of the British Legion. This is followed by an act of remembrance at the War Memorial in Deiniol Road.

On Monday, August 4 at 11 pm, the moment when war was declared is marked by a processional service through the Cathedral.

On Wednesday, August 6 at 1:15pm there will be lunchtime service of prayer, using the resources prepared at that time and used on that day in 1914.

A Eucharist service for the feast of the Transfiguration will be held at 5.30 pm on the same day.

The Cathedral will be open all week between 9am and 4:30pm for prayer, reflection and lighting of candles.

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