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TUESDAY, 28th SEPTEMBER – McMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT EVENT

At 7pm in St Illtyd’s Church Hall, Penrhiwfer, CF40 1RS.

Fun quiz and lots of lovely tea/coffee and cakes. Savoury as well as gluten free provided.

In aid of McMillan Cancer Support – A very warm welcome is extended to all.

ON LINE EVENING PRAYER HAS NOW RESUMED

This takes place each Sunday at 6pm. Please contact Father Philip (PhilipLeyshon@churchinwales.org.uk) for the Zoom link.

BIBLE STUDY

This resumes on Wednesday, 15th September. Please contact Father Philip (PhilipLeyshon@churchinwales.org.uk) for the Zoom link.

SUNDAY ONLINE ACTS OF WORSHIP

This will resume in October

CROSS IN THE RHONDDA PODCASTS

The podcast for ‘Cross in the Rhondda’ is available now on Apple podcast. The link is
https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/cross-in-the-rhondda/id1566840366

RHONDDA MINISTRY AREA

As you will be aware the Rhondda parishes are working together to form a new Ministry Area which will come into being by 1st January 2022. Here is a prayer which can be used through this period of transition:

Father God, You Son Jesus Christ commanded us to share the Good News of your love, revealed in him, to all peoples and nations. Blest with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, inspire the work of the Ministry Area Transition Team to tell out the joyful story of our faith as it helps our churches in the Rhondda to come together in unity of purpose and in fellowship of loving service. This we ask in Jesus holy name.  Amen. 

MINISTRY AREA LEADER

Fr. Philip Leyshon has accepted Bishop June’s invitation to become the Ministry Area Leader for the Rhondda Deanery. His role will be to lead and support the Rhondda Deanery’s parish, as part of a Ministry Area Leadership Team of clergy and lay ministers, as we move forward into the formation of a ministry area. We congratulate him on this appointment.

As we begin this process I am sure we will all support Father Philip and the other priests in the area. Working with them and parishioners throughout the valley, and trusting in our Heavenly Father, we now embark on this new venture which, hopefully, will bring us closer as the Anglican community of the Rhondda.

Kevin

GIVING TO THE CHURCHES

We are deeply grateful to those who give to our churches regularly whether through free will offering envelopes or through bank transfers..

Church in Wales – Gift Direct now online

It is now even easier to give regularly to your local church. With church buildings closed income is drastically reduced and yet we continue to support the spiritual needs of local communities as well as supporting the most vulnerable in society.

When life returns to normal we will continue to play a vital part in the life of our communities.

Further details of the Gift Direct scheme (which can be accessed on line now) please see here

https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/en/clergy-and-members/gift-direct/