I hope everyone is keeping well and safe.
As I send this I am just returning from the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham where I have been having joined the Families Pilgrimage. For those of you who don’t know the shrine it is a wonderful place of peace and sanctuary. I am an Associate Priest of the Shrine and I have helped lead an annual pilgrimage here every year since I was ordained, that is until the plague stopped everything! It is so good to be back here and I have offered prayers and lit candles for those who have asked me to pray for them in particular and for everyone in Dyffryn Clwyd in general. Next year on the 8th of August I am planning on leading a pilgrimage here once more and I will soon be sending details out if anyone would be interested in joining.
Attached is the newsletter and reading sheets for the Feast of All Saints.
Coming up we have the Feast of All Souls on Tuesday which we mark with a special service in Llanrhydd at 6pm. At this service we will pray for our loved ones departed, naming each too them and lighting candles as we do so. It is an opportunity to come together and, whether you have lost someone recently or years ago, and bringing our emotions, our gratitude for lives lived and the pain of loss, before God.
We also have our next Wild Church next Saturday at 2pm in Llanbedr DC.
On the newsletter there are also a number of dates coming up –
The 14th of November will be held as Remembrance Sunday and some services will be at slightly different times to allow the Act of Remembrance and 2 minutes silence to happen at 11am.
On the 21st the Bishop will be coming to celebrate Christ the King with us. There will only be 1 service in Dyffryn Clwyd that Sunday at 10.30am in St Peter’s Ruthin. Could I please urge you, wherever you normally worship, all to come to this so that we can truly come together as the Body of Christ in Dyffryn Clwyd and celebrate the culmination of our Church Year with our Bishop.
Mission Area Leader of Dyffryn Clwyd www.DyffrynClwyd.Co.Uk