News & Items of Interest
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In the October Newsletter I described the Singh family of Aberangell as Hindu. Of course they are in fact Sikh. Many, many apologies for this.
Sponsored Organ Playing
Many thanks to all who supported our three organists on October 17th.
The total raised to date is £1203.62, this amount will significantly help with the day to day running of our Ministry Area.
Thank you very much for your generosity.
Refugees - A Poem
The harrowing images of refugees fleeing their war-torn countries, searching for peace and safety continue to be brought into our homes – our warm, neat, comfortable homes. Homes that these families once had, people they loved, jobs and businesses, food and shelter, school and healthcare, dignity and security. Now what do they have? This adjacent poem brings it home to me.
The Songs of the Sinless
Hear the sad songs of the sinless
Call across the crystal sea,
Calling out for peace and safety
Calling out to you and me.
Can you hear their voices singing
Even from their ocean grave?
“We are lost but others follow
Others that you have to save!”
For we left our homes and country
Driven out by war and strife.
Driven out by men of evil
Men who cared not for our life.
So we left the land our fathers
Strove to make a better place;
As we fled our ancient homeland
Tears of sorrow stained our face.”
“All our worldly goods forsaken
Only hope – to that we clung.
Even that was taken from us
Now our final song is sung.
Shall our hopes for a bright future
Sink beneath the ocean blue?
Let our torch of hope and triumph
Pass instead from us to you!”
By Nigel Beeton
Tea Party Pictures
Here are some pictures taken at the tea party at Alice Hughes' house on Saturday 26th September 2015.
It certainly looks like a fun afternoon with sun shining and plenty of peopla attending.
Battle of Britain 75th Anniversay Service
This service has now become a regular feature at Holy Trinity. However,this year it was tinged with sadness as the Rev’d Dick Stauton who used to lead the service with Christina Miller has died earlier in the year. There followed a short tribute to him during the service.
Holy Trinity was delighted to welcome a much larger than usual congregation with representatives from the Royal British Legion Machynlleth, RAFA Tywyn and the Corris Community Council along with others.
The RAFA paraded the Standards to the opening hymn “O God Our Help in Ages Past” - a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the defence of our country.
Following the service which was led by Christina Miller, refreshments were served.