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Llanishen Harvest Auction Thanks

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

Trelleck Grange Car Treasure Hunt

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:
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.

RABI Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show

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

Family Praise and Picnic on Sunday 29th July

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.)

Llanfihangel Garden Party

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.

An invitation to find out more about the Eucharist

For some time now people from the four parishes in the Llanishen group (aka LlannauGrange) have met in the Vicarage on a Monday evening to share questions about the Christian faith in an atmosphere which is relaxed and supportive.

From May we are going to find out more about the communion service (aka Eucharist) by following a course of 6 sessions from the ‘Pilgrim’ books published by the Church of England.

Would you like to join in? Meetings are provisionally set to be on May 14, May 21, June 11, June 25, July 9 and July 16. We put the kettle on, open the biscuit tin and start gathering at 7pm, start the session around 7.20pm and finish by 9pm.

I would be happy to also set up a morning or afternoon group if people are interested but can’t do evenings.

The booklet for the course costs £5 if we order in batches of 6. It is also available as an ebook for the single book price of £5.99. You can see more about it on

If you would like me to order a booklet for you, please let the Vicar know by Friday 13th April.

Too late for breakfast

I’m afraid you’re too late now for this morning’s breakfast. The last egg has been fried and the bacon and sausages consumed. Even the cake crumbs have been cleaned from the plate.

Thanks to the team who did a great job cooking, serving and clearing away.

But you could always come and share ‘a meal with Jesus’ tomorrow!
There will be communion services at 9.30am in the Vicarage or 11am in St Tysoi’s, Llansoy.