Chapter celebrates 400th anniversary with fundraising walk

Wednesday May 27th 2009

Dean John Bond.Clergy from the Chapter of St Saviour, Connor, will celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Chapter’s foundation by walking from Belfast Cathedral to Lisburn Cathedral.

The Dean and Chapter will step out to conquer the 12 plus mile hike, along the Lagan Towpath, on Saturday June 6.  The proceeds of the sponsored walk will help build a much-needed school in Connor’s link diocese of Yei in Southern Sudan.

The Dean of Connor, the Very Rev John Bond, said he hoped the whole Chapter would take part in this anniversary fundraising venture.

The walkers will leave St Anne’s at 1pm and anticipate arriving at Lisburn Cathedral five or six hours later. “It’s a fair distance and none of us are seasoned walkers in that respect, but we are doing it primarily to help build Mongo school,” said Dean Bond. They will participate in a short period of prayer in Lisburn Cathedral on completion of the walk.

A Celebration of Holy Communion will be held in Lisburn Cathedral on Tuesday June 9 when the preacher will be the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor, and this will be followed by a Chapter Dinner.

Please support the Dean and Chapter as they participate in this sponsored walk. Further details are available from the Dean of Connor, The Very Rev John Bond, Tel: 028 25861215 or email

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