The Parish of Valley with Bryngwran and Caergeiliog
The theme today was the ten different ways God cares and mothers us as His children and they are also examples of what we are asked to do for each other and for others. These ways are LOVE, SACRIFICE, FORGIVENESS, HEART (knowing God's love to care for people), FOOD (provision), PROTECTION, GUIDANCE, SHELTER, SADNESS (being there for people) and JOY. We ended the service with the theme from Colossians of clothing ourselves in love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Good Friday22 April, 2011
See from his head, his hands, his feet, sorrow and love flow mingling down: did e'er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown? Were the whole realm of nature mine. that were an off'ring far too small; love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.
Easter Day24 April, 2011
A class of students were asked to identify the Seven Wonders of the World. The list included Egypt's Great Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China, St. Peter's Basilica....... But one of the students came up with this list:The Seven Wonders of the World are:1. To see2. To hear3. To touch4. To taste5. To feel6. To laugh7. To love.At this Easter time a gentle reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be built or bought.Alleluia! Christ is risen.He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Eglwys y Drindod (Bryngwran)Flower and Gardening Competition6 July, 2011
St. Michael’s Church Summer Fête16 July, 2011
The fête was a huge success despite the drizzle for the first hour or so. In the end the sun came out strong and many people came to see the magician 'Mr. Magico' and enjoyed the Punch and Judy and magic show. We had a great variety of stalls and St. John came with an ambulance for everyone to look around it. We raised £1694.66 Thank you so much to everyone involved in the build up and on the day itself in helping putting it all together. It was a very enjoyable day!
Harvest Family ServiceSt. Michael’s
The Harvest Family Service in St. Michael's was once again filled with wonderful produce, tins, biscuits and pasta to donate to 'The Lighthouse' in Holyhead towards their wonderful work looking after the homeless and vulnerable. The church itself was decorated with beautiful flower and vegetable arrangements and a lovely display of harvest crafts by the Sunday School. A big thank you to everyone for all their hard work and donations.
Young People’s Thanksgiving ServiceEglwys y Drindod, Bryngwran
Some of the children and young people who recently took part in the Young People's Thanksgiving Servcie at Eglwys y Drindod Bryngwran.
Messy Harvest Church8 October, 2011
We had a wonderful morning of crafts, storytime, singing and dancing. We had 15 children plus parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles who enjoyed getting involved in the activities too! Thank you to everyone for all your support in helping and providing the food and making it a wonderful success.
Harvest Supper14 October, 2011
Our annual Harvest Supper took place in the Church Hall, Valley. We had homemade soup and apple pies followed by our own version of the quiz show 'Mr & Mrs'. Ten couples took part and had lots of fun and laughter. It made a very enjoyable night!
Parish Christmas Dinner8 December, 2011
The annual Parish Christmas Dinner was held at The Valley Hotel on Thursday, 8 December. The food was lovely and a fun night was had by all playing bingo. The vicar won even though he's never played before!
Messy Church10 December, 2011
The Christmas Messy Church took place in the Church Hall, Valley. We had a wonderful morning of doing crafts all relating to the Christmas story and ending at the crib for story and singing time. It was fantastic to see lots of children, parents, grandparents and aunties and uncles who all seemed to really enjoy the event. A huge thank you to everyone who helped and supported it.
Christmas Family Service18 December, 2011
The theme of the service was 'What is Christmas about?' We had props to show all the things that are important to us like Christmas trees, Father Christmas, cards, presents, Christmas dinner, being with family and friends, etc. and then we balanced it out with remembering that Christmas is also about those who are hungry and cold, supporting fair trade and charities and thinking of people less fortunate than ourselves - a challenge for us all!