St German's Church Opening for Private Prayer - our hope is that St German’s will open this week for those wishing to visit for private prayer (pending approval from the dioceses). The PCC has agreed that the opening times should reflect when our churches would normally be open each week:
(see separate times for St Saviour's)
N.B. There are strict guidelines on safety that must be followed by all visitors to church as well as those volunteering to be stewards supervising each opening time.
Geraint’s Ordination - Our thoughts and prayers are with Geraint as he makes the final preparations in his vocational journey to being the next assistant curate of the parish of Llangynwyd with Maesteg. As the old cliche goes ‘Our loss is their gain’. We look forward to welcoming him back to St German’s as an ordained deacon later in the year.
Sts Peter & Paul - Please pray for all those training for ministry in our province and those currently discerning a call to diaconal and priestly ministry. Pray too for all those who celebrate the anniversaries at this time to ordained ministry in the church.
Church Hall - No news yet when the hall can reopen or when we can allow groups to start using this. The finance group will meet in July to discuss safely and legally opening the hall.
Memorial Garden - the garden is open every day for church members and local parishioners. We look forward later in the summer to (perhaps and hopefully) having socially distanced services in the garden as well as exploring future use socially of the space in the autumn.
Zoom Coffee Mornings - St German’s next meets this coming Wednesday 1 July at 14:30. If you’d like to participate please let Fr Phelim know. If you need help on the day and time please call Fr Phelim on the landline.
Lift Up Your Hearts - Spiritual Support during the pandemic. This week’s reflections are from Jemima Thackray, a freelance journalist and part time ordinand.
Faith Nurturing - The next faith group will be a book group looking at ‘In Search of a Way’ by Gerard Hughes SJ. This will begin later in July, on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom.
Recently Departed - Dudley Walwyn, Bernard Lewis (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.