Diocesan press releases

Chinese New Year celebrated in Bangor Cathedral

On Saturday 24th February, Bangor Cathedral hosted Bangor University’s Confucius Institute and several hundred guests to celebrate Chinese New Year. The guests included The Mayor of Bangor, Councillor Derek Hainge, and the Director of the Confucius Institute, Dr David Joyner.

The Cathedral was full and people enjoyed a procession of dragons, colourful costumes and even a panda which made its way around the city.

This was followed by an over an hour of music, dance, martial arts and drama, performed by young people and others.

Canon Nathan Jarvis, the Church in Wales Chaplain to Bangor University said, ‘It was a wonderful day filled with the most amazing talent and a great opportunity for the city to come together within our ancient cathedral. We have so much talent within Bangor and this was a great way to showcase Chinese culture.’