Worldwide Missionary Convention to open with focus on persecuted church

Thursday July 22nd 2021

Bangor Worldwide is preparing to host its 85th Missionary Convention between Friday August 20 and Sunday August 29.

The majority of the events will be held at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor, Co Down, including (in a change to what was previously advertised) the special opening day’s events on Saturday August 21. 

Chairman Tom Clarke said: “We are starting our Convention with Faith, Freedom and the Future – exploring the persecution of Christians across the globe. Former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali will be our main speaker – he was also the Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan.

“Also taking part will be Fiona Bruce MP and Jim Shannon MP, who will explain how the UK government supports freedom of religion. There will be an afternoon session starting at 3.30pm and an evening meeting at 7pm and Mark Johnston will lead our praise at both events.

“A Story Box exhibition will run from 2.30 to 6.30pm – a unique feature specially created for this event by several mission agencies who will bring to life what faith as a persecuted Christian looks like.”

Mr Clarke added: “Numbers will be restricted because of the current Coronavirus regulations, so we would kindly ask that people register online. A booking link will be available from 2nd August on our website.

“Bible teaching is an important part of our Convention and we will be holding morning Bible studies each weekday at 11.30am. This year, Jonathan Lamb, minister-at-large with Keswick Ministries will be leading these sessions looking at the book of Habakkuk. Registration is also required online.”

For more information on these and all the events taking place during the convention, visit the website or follow on social media – @BangorWorldwide on Twitter; Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention on Facebook. 

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