St Denis Church, Llanishen, is now decorated for Remembrance weekend.
Do pop in and have a look even if you cannot come to the service there on Sunday morning at 9.30am.
Many thanks to those who have knitted poppies, lent flags, and who will contribute readings and music in the service.
There will also be Acts of Remembrance at 10.50am on Sunday in Trelleck Grange and Llansoy churches and our church bells will join in with the national ringing at 12.30pm on Sunday.
A week of what??!!
A WAP is one way to go on retreat – in daily life, without going away to a retreat house. Those taking part meet together at the beginning – perhaps on the Sunday afternoon – to be introduced to ways of praying with a passage from scripture. Then, each day during the week, they undertake to spend about half an hour praying by themselves and then meet with the person who is ‘accompanying’ them for no more than half an hour. That person will listen to what happened in their prayer time and offer suggestions for what to pray with next. At the end of the week everyone meets together again to celebrate what has happened during the week.
If you’ve never done something like this before, it may sound scary but it can be a wonderful experience of drawing close to God and receiving support, encouragement, guidance.
It would be a good way to make space for Jesus in the busyness of Christmas preparations.
The dates are Sunday 2nd December – Saturday 8th December.
Your prayer time can be when and where you choose; individual meetings would take place at the Vicarage.
If you would like to know more, even if you can’t manage this particular week, do talk to Janet.
Trelleck Grange celebrate their Harvest Festival on Sunday 7th October
Harvest Thanksgiving Service in church at 11am
Harvest Lunch at The Fountain at 12noon
Main course choice: Beef / Lamb / Pork / Vegetarian (Nut Roast)
Adult £8.95 Child £4.50
Dessert choice at the meal £4.50
Tickets must be booked and paid for by Tuesday 2nd October
Contact Grace 01600 860263
Jesus’ disciples saw the difference prayer made to Jesus himself and they asked him to pass on a few tips. And so he taught them what we know as The Lord’s Prayer.
A group is gathering over 5 Monday evenings to think about that prayer – what does it say and what does it mean?
We are using a booklet from the Pilgrim Course – information is on www.pilgrimcourse.org
You can order the book (£6) from Amazon or ask Janet to order for you.
The next meeting is on 8th October in the vicarage.
7pm coffee and catch-up
finish by 9pm
If you can’t get to the meetings you can still listen to some of the audio and/or watch the videos on the Pilgrim Course website
Thank you to all who supported the Harvest Supper and Auction in the Carpenter’s Arms on Sunday evening, especially to
our magnificent auctioneer, Gary Jones,
and his glamorous assistant, Jocelyn Hickling,
and to Paul and Jacqui for their hospitality.
Between you all, you raised a record £952 as well as having a highly entertaining evening.
Next year’s date is already booked: 22 September 2019
2.30 pm Sunday 30th September 2018
Starting at Great House Farm Fishing Lodge
Each car entry £5 for 2 entrants and £10 if more than 2 are in the car.
Proceeds to the church.
Prize of a magnum of champagne.
Please register with Will Wright: email@example.com
This is important, as he will arrange the timings.
We will gather for a cup of tea at the end – No need to book this.
We support the RABI.
They are holding an
Afternoon Tea with Fashion Show by Baroque Boutique, Abergavenny
on Sunday 19th August at 3pm
at Brythe Farm, Bryngwyn, Raglan NP15 2DA
by kind permission of Tim & Olwen Parry
Tickets £12.50 to include a glass of prosecco and afternoon tea.
Info and tickets:
Gwilym Richards 01600 860300
Rachel Wooff 01291 689359
Neil Smith 07885 257788
UPDATE 29 July: It’s raining! So it’s the wet weather option. 11.45am at Grange Springs Lakes, Great House Farm NP16 6QN
11.30am outdoor Act of Worship in a field with road access and parking, easily found off the top end of the Gethley Lane. NP25 4PU. It will be well signed.
12.15pm family Picnic at Stanley Cottage, Parkhouse, a short distance from the field also signed and with parking and toilet facilities.
Bring a picnic for you, your family or to share then join in both or either event.
(If the weather is poor, both events will be at Grange Springs Lakes, Great House Farm NP16 6QN. 15 mins later and signed from Parkhouse and Trelleck Grange church.)
Thanks to George and Angela Prichard for a most enjoyable evening in good company on Saturday.
The weather was perfect, the food delicious and the Trelleck Grange church funds benefitted.
(Did anyone take a photo of the actual spread?)
It was perfect weather for tea on the lawn last Saturday.
Tables were laden with sandwiches and cakes and there was liquid refreshment in plenty to slake thirsty throats.
The ‘fifties’ theme produced some stunning outfits and the quiz sent us down memory lane as plates of food were cleared.
The afternoon was a great success and resulted in a boost for church funds.
Thanks to to Betsi and Chris for their hospitality.