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Ordination Day 24th June 2017
Saturday 24th June was a special day for the Ministry Area and a very special day for Jen Evans and Sandra Wheeler.
Sandra was licensed as a Reader and Jen was ordained as a Permanent Deacon at Bangor Cathedral. The celebrations continued on Sunday 25th June with a Ministry Area United Eucharist followed by a special lunch at Plas Dolguog.
Congratulations to Sandra and Jen.
Holy Trinity Church Corris
Corris church is having a “make over”. The Reverend Kath, the Church wardens with Jo and Steve set to, and stored out cupboards, boxes and furniture.
Plans have been made and hopefully when we next have a joint service in Corris all our friends and fellow members of the Bro Dyfi Ministry area will join us in worship.
We have welcomed some new members to our congregation and continue to raise money from our sales. We thank the Reverend Peter Ward and his wife for taking our service on Sunday May 28th. It is always pleasure to welcome them.
Reading the Bible
I get ‘light bulb’ moments when reading the Bible- ‘I hadn’t thought of it that way, or, I hadn’t related it to that.’ It’s just like when new artefacts or writings are found to support the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. That is why my calling is to be a licensed Reader.
I enjoy reading the Bible but all the more I love the challenge to explain that through the Bible we can learn of how God has remained faithful to the human race however much we revile Him. His love is there for each and every one of us and we don’t have to earn it, His love is a gift.
It is three years since my calling to be a licensed Reader, and over the last year I have spent on pastoral placement in Bro Cyfeiliog a Mawddwy.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your warm welcome.
However much we may want life and that in the Church to remain the same – it doesn’t. Refurbishing of St. Peter’s, changes to Llanwrin, reroofing of Cemaes - in all this, we the people of God are called to take His love out into the world.
Our task is to continue to build our church by worshipping together, by supporting our Ministry Area financially and by coming together to learn, eat and laugh together as well as sharing the sadder and perhaps more reflective parts of our lives. By doing this we will gain the confidence and strength with and from one another, enabling us to show God’s love to the world.
June 24th is a very special day for me – it is not only a recognition of 3 years of academic and pastoral work but it gives me the license to minister to each one of you within the church community and to the wider community of Bro Cyfeiliog a Mawddwy. I am sure that the Holy Spirit is moving within the church. As the people of God, we have Christ’s example to follow.
Come and celebrate with us on the 24th June in Bangor Cathedral at 3pm – a coach is being organised [ See Ken to book and pay for a place] On the 25th there will be a Celebratory Eucharist at St. Peter’s.
Some of my friends will be able to share with us on the 25th and I look forward to seeing you all at St. Peter’s. God willing my Reader ministry will remain in this Ministry Area – please come and support me.
Wishing you every blessing.
Candlelight Vigil for the People of Manchester
A candlelight vigil was held at St. peter's Church, Machynlleth for the people of Manchester and everyone affected by Monday's terrible tragedy.
Sending our prayers and love to Manchester this evening
Ar Ddydd Iau Mawrth 30ain daethom ynghyd ar gyfer sesiwn arall o ‘Cawl a Chlonc yn Y Llofft Eglwys St Pedr Pleser o’r mwyaf oedd yn ystod Ymweliad yr Archddiacon â ‘n hardal weinidogaeth oedd cael croesawu Archddiacon Andrew a Phillip Davies un o swyddogion newydd yr Esgobaeth atom i gael sgwrs hamddenol dros ginio. Yr un mor bleserus oedd cael dathlu penblwydd un o ffyddloniaid ‘Cawl a Chlonc’ Mrs Mary Lander ar ddathlu ei phenblwydd arbennig yn 90oed Rydym yn ddiolchgar iawn iddi am ddod a’i chacen benblwydd i rannu gyda ni.
Mae’r sesiynau hyn yn profi’n llwyddiannus iawn o ddod â rhai a ymwelir gartref gan aelodau’r Tîm Bugeiliol, at ei gilydd am bryd ysgafn o fwyd a chael cyfle am ‘glonc go iawn. Hoffwn ddiolch i aelodau’r tîm am eu hymroddiad a’u haelioni. Bydd y ‘Cawl a Chlonc’ nesaf ar Fehefin 1af.
Another session of Cawl A Chlonc was held on Thursady March 30th at St Peter’s Church. As this was the day of the Archdeacon’s visitation to our Ministry Area it was a great pleasure to have the company of Archdeacon Andrew and Philip Davies, a newly appointed officer in the diocese, for lunch.
It was also a great pleasure to celebrate the 90th birthday of Mrs Mary Lander, of one of our faithful supporters of Cawl a Chlonc. We are very grateful to her for bringing her birthday cake to share with us.
These sessions are proving to be very successful in bringing together those, who are visited at home by members of the pastoral team, to come together for a light lunch and a chat. I am very grateful to the team for their dedication and generosity. The next ‘Cawl a Chlonc will be on June 1st