Dear Friends

I hope you all had a peaceful and blessed Christmas and the snow and ice didn’t have any adverse effects on you and your families. The Confirmation Service on the 10th of December had to be postponed, unfortunately, but that didn’t stop some hardy worshippers coming together to celebrate the Eucharist and enjoy the cake afterwards. The Confirmation Service will now take place on Sunday 28th January at St Peter’s Church at 10.30am. Please do join us on that day to support our four candidates at this very significant point on their spiritual journey. Hold them in your prayers.

This will be my last letter to you all as Team Leader and Parish Priest as I will be retiring at the end of January. It has been a huge privilege and honour to minister to the communities of the Dyfi Valley. There have been many ups and downs and the path has rarely been straight – the journey of faith never is. I have met some amazing people and done things that I would never in my wildest dreams ever imagined I could do. As you’ve heard me say on many occasions – this was never in my life plan - but as ever God never takes no for an answer and He has led me through it all. God has done that through you all who have loved and supported me through the most difficult of times and through the happiest of times. Thank you one and all.

If there is one thing I have learnt during this incredible journey it is this – trust in God – open your hearts and minds to Him and trust Him – He will lead you – He really does know what He’s doing. I don’t know where God will lead me in the years to come but I am sure He has plans for me, I may not always agree with those plans but I will trust Him and try and follow where He leads.

May God bless you and yours in all that you do in the future.