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For  over a century the bells of Bangor Parish Church have rung out over the town.  The peal of bells in St Comgall's Parish Bangor, were supplied by Taylor

"1899. In honour of God and of St Comgall, Robert Atkinson of Belmont, Belfast, and of The Fort, in this Parish, Esquire, gave me and my seven sister to this Church."

The bells of Bangor Parish Church set in the centre of Bangor are an integral part of the town and have always been ecumenical, rung to celebrate not only Parish and national events but those of the town as well.  They were rung on 2 February 1938 to celebrate the Moderatorship of a local Presbyterian Minister and four days later on the 6th rang a muffled peal to mark the death of the Primate of Ireland.

Practice Night: Friday 19.30 - 21.30 September - June

Service Ring:  09.30 - 10.00

 

Tower Contact:
Elaine Ferguson
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Brief Detail of Parish

Directions

From Belfast: on the Belfast Road go straight ahead at lights by Bangor Abbey into Abbey Street. Straight ahead through two roundabouts. After second roundabout travel 100 yards down Main Street then turn right into Market Street and continue into Asda Car Park. You can see the Church past Asda Filling Station and across the road.

From Newtownards: On Newtownards Road at Balloo Road roundabout go straight ahead. At next roundabout with Circular Road turn right onto South Central road. At next roundabout (by Lidl) turn left into Bloomfield Road. Continue to the end of Bloomfield Road and turn left into Gransha Road. Continue through traffic lights into Castle Street. Castle Street Car Park and Asda Car Park are on the left and St Comgalls is on the right.

From Groomsport or Donaghadee: On approaching Bangor follow signs to Belfast until you are on East Circular Road. At Gransha Road roundabout turn right into Gransha Road. Continue along Gransha Road and through traffic lights into Castle Street. Castle Street Car Park and Asda Car Park are on the left and St Comgall's is on the right


Below are the Weights of St.Comgall - Bangor Bells.

    Cwt Qrs Lbs
Treble 2 feet 4 ¾ inches 5 2 8
Second 2 feet 4 ¾ inches 5 3 15
Third 2 feet 7 ¾ inches 6 3 17
Fourth 2 feet 10 ⅜ inches 7 3 12
Fifth 3 feet 1 ½ inches 9 3 21
Sixth 3 feet 3 ¾ inches 11 2 18
Seventh 3 feet 7 ½ inches 14 1 21
Tenor 4 feet 1¼ inches 21 0 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bells are tuned in the Key of E Flat


Below are the Incriptions of Bangor Bells

 

 

Treble
IB
J.Taylor & Co Loughborough England 1899
2
J.Taylor & Co Loughborough England 1899
3
J.Taylor & Co Loughborough England 1899
4
J.Taylor & Co Loughborough England 1899
5
J.Taylor & Co Loughborough England 1899
6
J.Taylor & Co Loughborough England 1899
Seven
IB
J.Taylor & Co Loughborough England 1899
W
Edward Maguire D.D.Dean of Down. Rector.
Robert Edward Ward D.L      Church Wardens
William McDonagh
MDCCCCXCIX
Tenor
IB
J.TAYLOR & Co FECIT A.D.MDCCCXCIX
W
IN HONOROEM DEL
ET SANCTIC COMGALL
ME
SEPTEM QUE SOORORES MEAS
ROBERTUE ATKINSON
DE BEAUMONT BELFAST
ET DE CASTLLO IN HAC PAROCHIA ARMAER
HUIC ECCLESIA D.D.
Latin inscription of Tenor W which, translated, says:
“1899. In honour of God and of St Comgall, Robert Atkinson of Belmont, Belfast, and of The Fort, in this Parish, Esquire, gave me and my seven sisters to this Church.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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