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Acknowledgement - Martin Riley
I would like to thank all of you who sent cards and messages to me and the family after Martin's death and also for the get well messages sent to him when he was ill.
I didn't realise before just how much support and comfort all this gives. We had so many cards and each one had it's own personal message expressed in each person's way.
Thank you also to so many of you who came all the way to the funeral service in the cathedral.
Also many thanks for the very generous donations which totalled over £800. These will be divided between the British Heart Foundation, Bangor Cathedral and the fund to provide a defibrillator for the village of Rhiwlas where Martin and I moved to.
I'm sure Martin would have been very happy in joining me thanking you all for welcoming us in all your churches and I know he felt privileged to take services after his retirement.
Diolch yn fawr i bawb Beryl a'r teulu.
Holy Trinity Corris.
We enjoyed hosting the MA United Service for Palm Sunday. It was a very good turnout and lovely to see so many there.
On Easter Day we were privileged to have the Retired Bishop of Guilford, Christopher Hill celebrating for us. Thanks to Nigel Adams for arranging. Thanks also to Susan for playing for us on both occasion's.
Bishop Christopher is a keen railway enthusiast, involved with the Talyllyn Railway and after the service he visited Corris railway and had a footplate ride, again organised by Nigel.
At our Congregational & AGM combined meeting's we planned our fundraising for the year. The next event in on Sat 26th May in the Institute in Corris from 10.30 - 1pm. This will be a general sale with raffle & tombola stalls.
On July 7th we will be doing cream teas in the church, more details nearer the time.
We continue to do 'Open the Book’ in Corris School and are very pleased Ceri has agreed to take over from Beth organising this for us she brings a lot of experience with her, of working with children. Ceri also organise’s our music for Sunday services. Many thanks to Beth for the past few years organising ‘Open the Book’ and Ceri as we go forward.
St Peter’s Church Flower Festival.
The Flower Festival will open on Wednesday 1st August at 11am with a Songs of Praise on Sunday 5th August. The next planning meeting for the festival will be on Tuesday 15th May at 2pm in the Church room.
Please come along if you would like to be involved in any way.
Bishop visits Llanwrin
On 22nd April Bishop Andy presided at a service of baptism in a full church at Llanwrin. In his address, he spoke on the subject of the Good Shepherd, and related some of his own experience of shepherding, and of the unwillingness of sheep to cooperate with strangers who would wish to help them!
Two children were baptised by the bishop. The service was followed by some lovely refreshments. The Bishop agreed that it was wonderful to see one of our beautiful churches so full of worshipers in a joyful atmosphere.
We at Holy Trinity had a very friendly family service taken by Dean Kathy on Mothering Sunday. So many people helped to make it a joyous occasion. We would like to thank all those who took part especially Dewina for the lovely posies which the children gave to their mums and then to all other members of the congregation. The posies were also taken to older members of the village. Our thanks also go to all the children for their contributions. I believe that Corris Church is really coming to life and itis all due to people who care about the Church and the village.
Cawl a Chlonc
In our session held on March 8th we were pleased to have with us Miriam Davies from CAMAD to discuss further funding for more services and activities to support the emotional well -being of more people in the Dyfi Valley. In order to support the application for further funding, questionnaires were distributed to all present. Miriam also explained the taxi vouchers available through CAMAD
For further information please contact Miriam on 01654 700071
We were delighted once again to have the company of five children with their parents joining us for a chat and activities over a light lunch. Bringing the young and old together is proving to be beneficial to both generations. We will be meeting next in May for afternoon tea.
Cawl a Chlonc
Yn ein sesiwn ar Fawrth 8fed braf oedd cael croesawu atom Miriam Davies o CAMAD i drafod ariannu pellach er mwyn cynnig mwy o wasanaethau a gweithgareddau i wella lles emosiynol mwy o bobl Dyffryn Dyfi. Er mwyn cefnogi’r cais am fwy o arian, dosbathwyd holiaduron I bawb oedd yn bresennol. Egurodd Miriam hefyd y cynllun talebau tacsi sy’n bodoli trwy CAMAD.
Os am fwy o wybodaeth gellir cysylltu â Miriam ar 01654 700071
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