Events 2012
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The Parish of Valley with Bryngwran and Caergeiliog
St. Michael’s Church Fête We had a fantastic day with the community coming together in glorious sunshine enjoying 'Sircus Sircus', getting bargains on the stalls, buying very tasty cakes and relaxing with a nice cup of tea! There was plenty of fun and laughter. The money raised on the day was £2,221.58 !! Thank you to everyone for all their hard work it making it a very successful day! Mothering Sunday Valley The theme of the Mothering Sunday Family Communion, on 18 March, was 'Count your Blessings' which we are all encouraged daily to do. Each one of us can have the gift of 'mothering' which can be shown to family, friends and neighbours. Christmas Messy Church We had a fantastic morning, the church hall was filled with children and adults - about 50 in all! Everyone got involved in all the craft activities and enjoyed the festive atmosphere, being covered in glue and glitter!! It was one of our best Messy Churches! We had lots of fun and laughter and it made a lovely start to the Christmas Season. Thank to everyone for coming, supporting and helping on the day. Bryngwran Easter Bonnet Competition We had a lovely evening on Friday, 23 March, with a high number of good quality entries for the Easter Bonnet competition. The judges, Tony & Shelley Missoni, had their work cut out! Thank you very much to the two of them for giving of their time to help us. There were also games for the children and tea and cakes for everyone, as well as a raffle, tombola and a cake stall. Thanks to everyone who took part and who helped during the evening. Easter Messy Church On Saturday, 24 March, we had a wonderful fun morning of making Easter chicks, painting pebbles, making stained glass windows with crosses, singing, dancing and having the journey of the Easter story from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Sixteen children came along with parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles. Thank you to everyone for all their help on the day and for the lovely sandwiches and cakes for lunch. Christmas Dinner This year St. Michael's Church Christmas Dinner was held in 'The Pepper Mill', Valley. It was a fun filled night and the food was fantastic! Good Friday There in the garden of tears, my heavy load he chose to bear; His heart with sorrow was torn. 'Yet not my will but yours,' he said.   This is our God, the Servant King, he calls us now to follow him, to bring our lives as a daily offering of worship to the Servant King.  (Graham Kendrick-Servant King) Harvest Supper The Harvest Supper was held at 'Cartio Môn', Bryngwran on Thursday, 11 October. We started the evening off with a fish and chip supper then Howard Hughes the Magician came to entertain us. We had a wonderful, fun-filled evening of laughter and magic. The money raised was £81.50 and will go towards Eglwys y Drindod. Easter Day Valley The Easter message reminds us that we are to have a LISTENING HEART, a FORGIVING HEART and an OPEN HEART Messy Church Our Messy Church was held on Saturday, 29 September, 2012. We combined the themes of 'Light and Dark' and 'Harvest'. We had a fun, relaxed morning making lots of different crafts, singing and dancing. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day and to everyone that supported the event. Special Wedding Bryngwran BRYNGWRAN A special ‘wedding’ took place at Holy Trinity on Sunday afternoon, 17th June, with the children taking the whole service, aided by the Rev. Neil Ridings and the Ven. Paul Davies, the new Archdeacon of Bangor! The bride and her father arrived in style by horse and carriage, and the bride was assisted by five flower girls. They all looked beautiful. The groom was calm and collected, and was ably assisted by his best man. The Church was packed with Guests and well wishers, and among the guests were the Mayor of Anglesey and the Lady Mayor and Councillor Bob Parry, our local Councillor. Clychau’r Enfys, the bell ringing group, provided the music for the bride’s march down the aisle and for the bride and groom as they left the church. A lovely buffet followed at the Church Hall, where everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone who took part, prepared the children for their roles and especially to Mrs Sylvia Owen who took charge of all the arrangements with her usual efficiency and energy. Family Communion Harvest Service We celebrated our Family Communion Harvest Service in St. Michael's, Valley on Sunday 23rd September. Younger members of the congregation helped Neil to show how we have to work together as a team to help reach out to those in need, its too big to face on our own but together we can make a difference! All the gifts of food that were given will be taken to 'The Lighthouse' charity in Holyhead to help support the wonderful work of feeding those who are living on the streets. The church windows were decorated with beautiful harvest flowers which were designed by some of  the ladies from the church. Thank you to everyone for all their gifts of food and giving their time to make the church look so beautiful. All good gifts around us are sent from Heaven above, Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, For all His love.  From 'We plough the fields and scatter' written by Matthias Claudius. Holy Trinity Church Outing On the last Wednesday in August, a group from the church went on a trip to Newborough to visit the ancient church of St. Peter. There to meet us was the warden Norman Evans, and he guided us around the church and shared with us his vast store of knowledge about the church and its history. After the visit we then went to the Pritchard Jones hall in the village of Newborough for a meal. The table had been set beautifully for us and we had a wonderful 3 course meal cooked and served by Newborough church members.  The winner of the Pick the Diary Date was Iago Hayes (February 16th), while the second prize (April 22nd) went to Violet Jones. Here is a photo of  Iago accepting his prize, together with some photos of the meal and the group visiting the church. Bryngwran Church Christmas Dinner This year we were very lucky to be invited to join the members of Newborough and Llanedwen churches to celebrate Christmas in the Pritchard Jones Hall in Newborough on Friday evening, 14 December. We received a very warm welcome and a wonderful three-course festive feast with wine, finishing off with coffee and special yummy home made sweets. Everything was of a very high standard, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you very much to our friends at Newborough church, and especially to Norman Owen and his enthusiastic team of helpers! Carols by Candlelight The church was full to bursting and filled with the sound of carols, duets, choirs, musical soloists, poems and laughter. A total of £470 was raised for Holyhead Cancer Support Group. THANK YOU!