The Parish of Valley with Bryngwran and Caergeiliog
Easter Flowers in St. Michael’s Church
This cross was decorated with a flower as each person came forward to receive communion, symbolising the Easter message of hope and New Life.
Easter Bonnet and Easter Bunny Competitions
The evening was a great success. Thank you to Clwb Y Ddrindod for performing "Huwcyn Cwsg" and to everyone who took part in the Easter Bonnet and Easter Bunny Competition. A very big thank you to our Area Dean, the Rev'd Madalaine Brady for coming and judging. She had a very difficult job in deciding the winners because the entries were of a very high standard as you can see from the photos!
Eisteddfod Môn Drama Festival
On Thursday evening, 24 April, the children of the Trinity Club competed in the Eisteddfod Môn Drama Festival in Llandegfan with their drama Huwcyn Cwsg. They came second out of five drama groups in the under 25 years of age category, winning a prize of £130! We are very proud of them, and grateful to Sylvia and Margaret for training and supporting them.
Fun Evening in Tre-Ifan playing fields,Caergeiliog 11th June 2008
Even though the rain poured down on us all, it didn't dampen the atmosphere or stop us all enjoying ourselves. We had two competitive football matches, Clwb y Drindod v The Blues and The Young Ones v The Oldies.The Clwb y Drindod v The Blues match finished at 3-3 at full time and Clwb y Drindod won on penalties 3-2. The Young Ones v The Oldies match finished at 4-4 at full time, went to penalties and The Young Ones won on 'Sudden Death'. The Oldies team donated their runners up trophy to the Reverend for his wonderful goal! On the night, £106 was raised for St. David's Church Caergeiliog, £218 for the playing field and £55 for Clwb y Drindod, Bryngwran.Thank you to everyone for all their hard work, donations and support of the evening.
Man of the Match
The Oldies v The Young Ones
Clwb y Drindod v The Blues
Winners - Clwb y Drindod
Runners-Up - The Blues
Rev. Ridings receives theRunners-Up Trophy
The Valley Playgroup
The Valley Playgroup have visited us twice recently. On 25th June they came for a visit to St. Michael's church to look around. They had a story and sang a song, then went into the centre for milk and biscuits.
On the 16th July they visited us again for their Sports Day which was held in the Rectory garden. The sun came out for us and kept dry. Everybody had a lovely time and the garden was busy with parents and grandparents coming to support.
Each child received stickers after each race and then a certificate and medal at the end for taking part.
Visiting St. Michael's Church
Sports Day - the children with the Playgroup leaders
The children with their certificates and medals
The 'Treasure Hunt' on Sunday, 13th July was a great day with lots of fun and lovely sunshine. We were divided into three teams, Cats, Dogs and Cows. We had to go around Penrhos Nature Reserve with a map and try to find as many pieces of pasta as we could and the team with the most won. In the end it was Dogs that won which was the Ridings and Nason team. It was enjoyed by everyone and at times it became very competitive! A big thank you to Bob and Mary Mason who organised the whole event and bought all the ice creams at the end for the children
Summer Fête 2008
The St. Michael's Garden F ête was a huge sucess. We had beautiful sunshine and plenty of people walking around. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made items, supplied items and worked so hard putting the fête together - wonderful team work! The money raised for the Parish Share is £1,427 and counting!
Bryngwran Sports Day 2008
The evening of sports was great fun and the sun shone for us this time! Before the sports activities started we crowned a Queen and Princess who were voted for in Bryngwran Primary School. They were presented with gifts for the occasion.The two teams that played football were Bryngwran v Bodedern. Bodedern won 4-2. The Oldies v The Young ones ended up as a draw. There was also cricket and a golf activity going on which was organised, along with the football, by Anglesey Sports.On the night £141.00 was made for Bryngwran Church, £100 for the playing field in Caergeiliog and £30 for St. David's Church, Caergeiliog. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work at making it a successful evening.
Fun Musical Evening 2008
A big thank you to Martin for coming and playing the piano and making it a really enjoyable evening for both the young and the old!The winners - The Cheeky Monkeys
Harvest Festival 2008St. Michael's Church
Harvest Gifts to be donated to the 'LightHouse Centre' in Holyhead to support the work with the homeless and the vulnerable.
Harvest Festival Supper, 2008St. Michael's Church
It was a really good night, plenty of lovely food and two fun games of Bingo. Thank you to everyone for all their contributions and support. £100.60 was taken on the night for St. Michael's Church.
Switching on the Christmas Lights in Bryngwran
On 7 December, the Christmas lights were switched on at 7 pm by Rev Neil at Tony & Shellie's home. Father Christmas dropped by, and we all had wine, soft drinks and mince pies. All the proceeds go towards Bryngwran Church funds, and we are very grateful once again to Tony and Shellie for their hard work and generosity.
Family Service in St. Michael's Church
The Family Service took place on Sunday 21st December in St. Michael's, Valley. The Sunday School led us in prayers, worship and a wonderful nativity. We are very proud of all their hard work in making it a lovely service.
Carols by Candlelight in St. Michael's Church
Monday, 22 December provided a lovely evening of entertainment. The church was full and was beautifully decorated with candles and holly giving a warm welcome to everybody. Many people took part including the Sunday School, Brownies, Rainbows and Guides. Afterwards we all had a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie to finish off a wonderful evening. Thank you to everyone who put it all together and supported the wonderful cause. We raised £216 for The Holyhead Cancer Support Group.