Cadence House of Prayer, Bangor was established in February 2011, with a desire to
see 24/7 worship and prayer rising to God. As teams grow in experience and size,
we hope to increase the number of weekly and daily sessions, eventually leading to
a 24/7 schedule. Cadence HOP does not seek to begin a new thing but rather to re-
In circa 443 AD St. Patrick and his companions came upon a valley on the shores of Belfast Lough, and there they had a vision of angels. According to Bernard of Clairvaux, “they beheld a valley flooded with heavenly light, and with a multitude of the host of heaven they heard, as it chanted forth from the voices of angels, the psalmody of the celestial choir.” The place became known as the valley of angels. Apparently, circa 457 AD St. Patrick prophesied that an abbey would be founded in this valley, and he prophesied the birth of it’s founder, Comgall.
St. Comgall was born in 517 in Antrim, and after starting working life as a soldier,
took monastic vows. In circa 558 AD he founded the abbey in this valley of the angels
In the 800s Bangor Abbey declined due to repeated Viking raids on Ireland, although there was a resurgence in the 1100s by St. Malachy. The oldest structural part of the abbey remaining is part of a wall built during this time, known as Malachy’s wall, separate from, but close to the current abbey church.
We believe that the God-
We believe that those angels are still here in the valley, and that God wants to
restore that place of 24/7 worship and prayer, just as He is raising up houses of
prayer all over the earth. It probably won’t look like the early monastic communities
but it will include dedicated musicians and singers, and pray-
Although we cannot know the day or the hour that Jesus will return, we see the House
of Prayer movement as part of the broader end-