Resumption of Public Worship - Our church buildings are now open and able to resume public acts of worship. Please attend carefully to the safety instructions, posters and guidance from stewards and parish officers during the services. During Holy Communion please stay in your seats and Fr Phelim will bring Holy Communion to you. Social distancing remains our key safety precaution. Face coverings may be worn, according to Welsh government guidance, but are not compulsory. We are not yet able to share communion from the chalice or exchange the peace. Recorded hymns will be played but we can’t yet sing along with them. Please see the side bar for times of services this week.
Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings- Are also now permitted but there are still very strict and separate guidelines for each service. We are preparing the risk assessment for funerals at the minute but not ready yet for baptisms and weddings (but hope to complete these by the end of August). For funerals the key changes are that no Requiem Masses are permitted as yet. Also, attendance at church based funerals is strictly by invitation only.
Memorial Garden - the summer season has resulted in a lot of growth which is wonderful to behold. Many thanks to those who are currently maintaining and restraining the growth of shrubs and weeds. The Gardening Club normally meets on the first saturday morning of each month which will be this coming Saturday. Please join us if you can.
PCC Meeting - next meets on Monday 3 August at 7pm on zoom. We will discuss church and hall re-opening, finances, and also how our ministry and service to our community and neighbourhood might react to the pandemic and lockdown. See Fr Phelim for details.
Faith Nurturing - Next meets on Wed 12 August looking at ‘In Search of a Way’ by Gerard Hughes SJ. at 7pm via Zoom. Contact Fr Phelim for details. We’ll look at chapters -4-6.
Lift Up Your Hearts - Spiritual Support during the pandemic. This week’s reflections are from the Dr Carla Grosch Miller, a URC minister and practical theologian.
Recently Departed - Dorothy French, Joan Bennett, Beryl Olive Bridges (RIP)
Here can be a found a copy of the news items of events and services taking place in each of our churches. Sometimes there is overlap (baptisms, visiting the sick, pilgrimages etc) but mostly events are pertain mostly to one place.