Visit to Bangor

Sr Elizabeth Jane writes:

bangor01“At the beginning of October I travelled up to Bangor in Wales to speak at the Readers’ Day in the Cathedral there. The theme for the Day was: ‘A Rule of Life:  Providing focus and freedom’ and I had been invited by our Oblate, the Revd Susan Blagden, who is the Training Officer for the Diocese.

I had never been to this part of Wales before and hadn’t realised I would be entering a foreign land where Welsh is spoken equally with English!

Bangor is, of course, on the Menai Straits with the Welsh Mountains as a backdrop – so it is a very pretty part of the world. The Cathedral, too, has very ancient foundations – reaching back to the sixth century when St Deiniol become the first Bishop of Bangor.

bangor02I found the people very welcoming and the theme of a Rule of Life was appreciated and gave ongoing food for reflection. The Day ended with a Eucharist at which the Bishop presided and preached and at which Lay Readers were both newly commissioned and re-commissioned. It felt a very good Day and I was very pleased to be a part of it”.

The photographs are of Bangor Cathedral

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