Year of Pilgrimage - We had planned to go to Rome as in previous years yet this is unlikely for the foreseeable future. Instead, we would like a St German’s pilgrimage day (or days) to take place. One suggestion so far is to retraces something of the pilgrim journey of St German’ when he visited Wales (e.g. Margam, Llancarfan, Llantarnam). Indeed, we may do a few of these trips if there is enough interest and perhaps ending back in St German’s. Please let us know what you’d like.
The Parochial Church Council met last week (as did the finance team) to look at finances and church and mission priorities for the coming year. With increasing financial pressure we agreed our focus should wherever possible, be to combine service to the local community that is also self sustaining and raising funds for the wider mission of God’s Kingdom in this place. A list of priorities were made and key among these is the provision of toilets in our church building which will allow more groups to use and hire the church space as well as the hall. Many thanks again to all who have continued to support us financially during these last few months. It is deeply appreciated.
Public Worship - Worship with restrictions is now permissible. 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.
Memorial Garden - Many thanks again to those who are currently maintaining the growth of shrubs and weeds. We are also exploring more social use of the garden and especially now given the news that up to 30 individuals can gather outdoors. If you would be willing to join in to such an event please let us know. Ideas so far: BBQs, Cream Teas, Pizza Nights etc.
Faith Nurturing - Next meets this Wednesday 12 Aug exploring ‘In Search of a Way’ by G. Hughes SJ. at 7pm via Zoom. Contact Fr Phelim for details. We’ll look at chapters -4-6.
Recently Departed - Tracey Silver, Stephen Brown (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.