HOPE CHURCH: meets evey Sunday at 10.30am i Ysgol Friars School Hall.
ST JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH: St. Weekly Sunday Service 10.30am
MASS: Our Lady and St James RC Church, upper Bangor: Mass times Sunday 10am and 5pm.
BANGOR CATHEDRAL: Weekly Services. Mon: 8am Eucharist, noon Cathedral Prayer Group, 6.30pm University Anglican Society Service. Tues: 8am Morning Prayer, 10.30am Eucharist, 5.30pm Choral Evensong. Wed: 8am Morning Prayer, 10.30am Eucharist. Thurs: 8am Morning Prayer, 10.30am Eucharist, 5.30pm Choral Evensong. Sunday: 8.30am Eucharist, 9.30am Offeren / Boreol Weddi, 11am The Cathedral Eucharist, 3.15pm Choral Evensong.
QUAKER MEETINGS: Sundays, 10.30am; Tuesdays, 1-1.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Dean St. For details, phone 01248 602156.
BANGOR INDEPENDENT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH: The service includes hymns, prayers, clairvoyance and spiritual healing and takes place every Wednesday at 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Dean St. The service will finish at approx 8.30pm with free refreshments and healing shortly later. Admission £2 to include refreshments and towards the church funds’. Phone 01407 840531.
BANGOR CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALIST CHURCH: Established in 1947 and affiliated to the Greater World Spiritual Centre, London. Services at 7pm every Thurs at the Quaker Meeting House, Dean St with free refreshments after the Divine Service. No admission fee, only a free-will collection taken during the Service. There is a different guest speaker every week. Everyone is most welcome to attend.
BANGOR & MENAI BAHA’IS: The Baha’i Community of Bangor and Menai invite you to join in activities here. The Baha’i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all mankind in one universal cause, one common faith. Contact bangorba[email protected] gmail.com or 07577 777392.
WEIGHTWATCHERS: Classes at Penrhosgarnedd Community Centre on Mondays at 5.30pm.
HIRAEL CLUB: Cash bingo every Tues. Doors open at 1.30pm for a start at 2pm. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and light refreshments. GUIDING: Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units. Contact Pat Gadd on 01248 601868.
ARMY CADETS: Parade every Tuesday at the Drill hall, Glynne Road from 7pm. If you are over 12 then come along. Call 01248 600363 for details.
GLASINFRYN COMMUNITY CENTRE: Chi Qigong class every Tuesday 6.307.30pm. Gentle energising exercises suitable for all. Beginners welcome. First class free. Jill Turner 01248 351672
YOGA: Mondays 10–11.30am, Garth Rd Community Centre, (road to Bangor pier, left up hill at red post box) Call Katie 07717 661717.
BANGOR COMMUNITY CHURCH: Meet every Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm at Coed Mawr Community Centre, (behind Mcdonalds).
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD: Pentecostal church. Prince’s Rd, (off College Rd) Upper Bangor. Meeting every Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm. Warm welcome to all.
BUDDHISM: Weekly meditation classes at Coleg Menai, Friddoedd Rd, on Tuesdays from 7-8.15pm. The sessions give an introduction to meditation and also explore some of Buddha’s practical teachings, both of which can help to reduce stress and increase happiness. For details phone 01492 878778 or see website meditatenorthwales.com.
RED CROSS: is looking for volunteer drivers and helpers to assist at Ysbyty Gwynedd and in people’s homes – contact Corinna on 01248 351103
UNDODIAID BANGOR UNITARIANS: Meet on 3rd Sunday of every month at Talgai Hall, behind Llandygai Church at 11am. All are welcome to this small, friendly group to explore spiritual questions, without dogma, and support each other to live a more compassionate life in community with others across North Wales. For details phone 01248 490543 or explore the website www.ukunitarians. org.uk/bangor.
WIDOWERS AND WIDOWS: Social group covering Anglesey, Bangor, Caernarfon and Llyn, set up for widowed people to enjoy life again in the company of other widowed people who understand. As a guide it is suggested people aged 50-70 will get the most from membership, as it aims to be active, out and about. At the moment it meets regularly in Bangor, Menai Bridge and Caernarfon and also meet up weekly for walks, and go to opera, ballet, gigs, cinema, meals, pub quiz and weekends away. If you are an internet user go to www.meetup.com and enter “Anglesey&Gwynedd Widowed” (without the quotes) then apply to join. Or Call Dilwyn on 01248-601599, email dil[email protected], or Lyn on 01286-678252, email [email protected]hoo.co.uk Please note: this is not a dating group.
BANGOR LUNCH CLUB: Royal Voluntary Service’s lunch club on Wednesdays in Ysgol Hirael, Orme Road, Bangor. Come along for a free lunch for the first 2 weeks. Limited space available for people aged 50+, so call now on 01248 661915 to book your seat.
PILATES: Pilates Classes at the Garth Community Centre. Run by Angie Masterson, who has been teaching many forms of exercise for over 35 years. Contact Angie Masterson 01407 831 348 or 07740 902 125 or Les Day on 01248 355180 for further details.
ZUMBA DANCE-FITNESS: Weds & Thurs 6.30-7.30pm, Academi, Deiniol Rd. Salsa Tues 8.30pm. Swing Jive Weds 8.15pm. Burlesque Tues 7.30pm. Helen 07751017157
ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE: is looking for new volunteers to join the team and help with its Community Transport, Good Neighbours and Positive Steps services in Gwynedd and Ynys Mon. If you have a few spare hours a week and would like to make a difference in someone’s life, the RVS would like to hear from you. Contact Gwenda Hughes on 01248 661915 or [email protected]alvoluntaryservice. org.uk
SSAFA GWYNEDD: Seeks new caseworkers in the Gwynedd area to help and support veterans and their families. If you can help, contact Andy Williams 07958524298.
BANGOR U3A: Meet 10.30am on Thursdays in Capel Berea Newydd (between Ffordd Penrhos and St.David’s Retail Park).For people who are retired from work or parenting. New members welcome.Come early after 9.30am for a chat and stay for the event. Further information from www.bangoru3a.org.uk or u3a.org.uk.
STROKE SUPPORT: Had a Stroke? Need some support? Then come to our local Stroke Cafés or Stroke Groups to meet other Stroke survivors, families and carers in a friendly supportive environment at: Kyffin Café, High Street, Bangor – Every other Friday 10am-noon. For more information contact Dave Smith 01248 421356 / 07397279897 or e-mail nanty[email protected]
PLAYFORD DANCING: Do you love dancing? Are you secretly oldfashioned? Did you know there is the opportunity to learn Playford dancing in Bangor? This is 17th/ 18th century social dance (think Jane Austen) with informal sessions approximately monthly on Tuesday evenings. Beginners welcome to learn. No partner needed. Fantastic live music! For more information, phone Nicki on 07960 371620 or find on facebook - https://www. facebook.com/dr.nicki.h
MORRIS DANCING: Thursdays 8-10pm. Cadi Ha Morris are looking for new members of any gender, aged 16+ to dance or as musicians. Come along on a Thursday evening to try it out free of charge! No experience or partner needed. Just turn up in loose comfortable clothes and trainers or similar. Based in Bangor, it teaches and performs traditional Morris dances from the Cotswolds. September to May practice indoors in Bangor. The summer is spent displaying the team’s skills wherever it can. If you love dancing and are looking for a new challenge, want a new group of friends or simply want to keep fit, free of charge, come and give it a go. For more information, find on Facebook or www.cadihamorris.co.uk; email cadihamor[email protected] or phone Nicki on 07960 371620
BLOOD CANCER: If you or any of your family of friends are affected by lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia or any other blood cancer, there is now a support group that meets on the first Thursday of alternate months in Bangor from 7pm-8.30pm at St Davids outpatients department, Ysbyty Gwynedd. As well as meeting others with similar experiences, there will be interesting speakers and informative discussion and the kettle is always on. If you want to know more, call Karen Bonell on 07710 393891 for an informal chat.
PALS SUPPER CLUB: (People Alone Like Socializing) Gwynedd, Anglesey & Conwy. If you’re alone (for whatever reason) over 55 and interested in meeting others in the same situation, for supper once a month. Please join the online group meetup.com/ PALS-supperclub and join for supper, interesting conversation and good company on The second Friday of every month. PALS plan to hold regular monthly supper nights in different towns. This is a bilingual group for single adults aged over 55, living in roughly a 50 mile radius of Bangor, North Wales, to expand their friendships with those who find themselves in similar solo circumstances, to get out and socialize.
NORTH WALES GUITAR CIRCLE:/ Cylch Gitar Gogledd Cymru now meet at Split Willow, Llanfairfechan every 1st Tuesday 7.45pm, ring Jane on. 01407 831480. Used to meet at Bangor City Football Club.
FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP: intermediates and above. This weekly meeting is now at The Boat Yard, Garth Road, every Thursday from 7–9pm. No agenda… just come along and chat in French. Contact: jan[email protected]cali.co.uk
8STARMUSIC: Runs music recording sessions every Monday at the MATRA office in Maesgeirchen from 6pm till 8pm, with some sessions planned to take place at the Audiozone studio in Bangor. For any queries, contact the Letters Grow Facebook page or [email protected]m
LIBRARY: TEl 01248 353479. Friday: Make friends with a book, reading group, May 31, 10.45am-12.45pm.
CHARITY CONCERT: with Côr y Penrhyn and Stavanger Brass Band from Norway. Saturday, June 1, at Bangor Cathedral, 7pm. The ticket price will be £10 each. Raising funds for St David’s Hospice and MNDA. Tickets can be bought online at: https://neuaddogwen.com or via Alun (Côr y Penrhyn) on 07379600899.
DYSLEXIA AWARENESS: The Miles Dyslexia Centre will host a programme of events over August 20-22. These will be a series of lectures and practical workshops, suitable for educators and parents, from 10am-4pm, covering such topics as: Recognising and Identifying Dyslexia; Multisensory Teaching Approaches; The Social and Emotional Effects of Dyslexia; Dyscalculia and Maths; Teaching Reading and Spelling. This series of lectures/ workshops will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about Dyslexia / Dyscalculia alongside the MDC team who will be available to offer expert advice and guidance. Each day costs £85, book all three for the discounted rate of £200 (tea and coffee provided!). Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Please phone Kelly Edwards/ Joanna Dunton on 01248 382203/ 01248 383618 or email dyslex-ad[email protected] for more information