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ST PETER’S CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVAL.
On the 30th and 31st July the church was bustling with ladies and gentlemen very busy arranging flowers and accessories under the guidance of Mrs Ann Parry in preparation for the opening of the flower festival on Wednesday the 1st of August which was the end of the months of planning and the opening of the Festival. The festival was opened with a Service of Holy Eucharist fittingly presided over by Revd Canon Kathleen who then formally opened the festival with prayers and blessing.
The festival then opened daily until Monday 6th August. On Sunday evening there was a Songs of Praise with the bilingual hymn singing conducted by Alwyn Evans who was also the soloist, with Mrs Margaret Hughes the Organist and accompanist, there were also instrumental items by Matt and Anna Swan. This evening really was a splendid addition to the festival and enjoyed immensely by all who attended.
St Peter’s Church is indebted to all that helped in any way to make the Festival a success but especially to Mrs Ann Parry who co-ordinated and planned the arrangements.
We also wish to thank our sponsors
W.LL Williams, Brunton & Co, J.B.Roberts& Son, Janet and Gwyn Evans, Travis Perkins and Machynlleth Rotary Club
The proceeds to St Peter’s Church over the six days was £1270.11
Holy Trinity Corris held its commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the RAF on Saturday 22nd September. The Service was led by Reader, Christina Miller together with the Reverends George and Mary Bolt who are the RAFA Chaplains to Tywyn Branch.
The service was well attended, including by the RAFA members who paraded their Standards. The tens of thousands of RAF personnel who died in the two World Wars and who are still suffering in various combat situations right up to the present day, were remembered together with the irony that fighting is often necessary in order to achieve peace and to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this country.
Acknowledgement - Martin Riley
I would like to thank all of you who sent cards and messages to me and the family after Martin's death and also for the get well messages sent to him when he was ill.
I didn't realise before just how much support and comfort all this gives. We had so many cards and each one had it's own personal message expressed in each person's way.
Thank you also to so many of you who came all the way to the funeral service in the cathedral.
Also many thanks for the very generous donations which totalled over £800. These will be divided between the British Heart Foundation, Bangor Cathedral and the fund to provide a defibrillator for the village of Rhiwlas where Martin and I moved to.
I'm sure Martin would have been very happy in joining me thanking you all for welcoming us in all your churches and I know he felt privileged to take services after his retirement.
Diolch yn fawr i bawb Beryl a'r teulu.
Holy Trinity Corris.
We enjoyed hosting the MA United Service for Palm Sunday. It was a very good turnout and lovely to see so many there.
On Easter Day we were privileged to have the Retired Bishop of Guilford, Christopher Hill celebrating for us. Thanks to Nigel Adams for arranging. Thanks also to Susan for playing for us on both occasion's.
Bishop Christopher is a keen railway enthusiast, involved with the Talyllyn Railway and after the service he visited Corris railway and had a footplate ride, again organised by Nigel.
At our Congregational & AGM combined meeting's we planned our fundraising for the year. The next event in on Sat 26th May in the Institute in Corris from 10.30 - 1pm. This will be a general sale with raffle & tombola stalls.
On July 7th we will be doing cream teas in the church, more details nearer the time.
We continue to do 'Open the Book’ in Corris School and are very pleased Ceri has agreed to take over from Beth organising this for us she brings a lot of experience with her, of working with children. Ceri also organise’s our music for Sunday services. Many thanks to Beth for the past few years organising ‘Open the Book’ and Ceri as we go forward.
St Peter’s Church Flower Festival.
The Flower Festival will open on Wednesday 1st August at 11am with a Songs of Praise on Sunday 5th August. The next planning meeting for the festival will be on Tuesday 15th May at 2pm in the Church room.
Please come along if you would like to be involved in any way.
Bishop visits Llanwrin
On 22nd April Bishop Andy presided at a service of baptism in a full church at Llanwrin. In his address, he spoke on the subject of the Good Shepherd, and related some of his own experience of shepherding, and of the unwillingness of sheep to cooperate with strangers who would wish to help them!
Two children were baptised by the bishop. The service was followed by some lovely refreshments. The Bishop agreed that it was wonderful to see one of our beautiful churches so full of worshipers in a joyful atmosphere.