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2019

January

  • St Matthew’s, Llanelwedd

The felling of a hazardous tree in the churchyard at St Matthew’s, Llanelwedd by tree surgeon Glenn Morris and his team. Our prayers for good tree-felling weather were certainly answered!

2018

December

  • Christmas
  • Story Time

image Listening to & taking part in the Nativity story, walking to Bethlehem as we sung ‘Little Donkey‘ & played our instruments (beautifully but noisily), singing a fun Christmas version of ‘Wheels on the Bus‘, decorating candles to take home, blowing bubbles, eating satsumas & Santa cookies …. & smiling & laughing a lot!

  • Friday Fellowship

Friday Fellowship’s Christmas celebration with a Bring’n’Share supper. Friday Fellowship is an opportunity for ladies to meet together once a month to share food and faith.

  • Coffee Connection

Coffee Connection’s Christmas celebration with gluhwein, mince pies, sausage rolls, tea, coffee & biscuits.

November

  • Friday Fellowship

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    Friday Fellowship is held on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 pm.
  • Armistice Centenary

After our Benefice Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s, Bettws, bells were rung at each of the seven churches to celebrate the Centenary of the Armistice. The photos depict St Mary’s Church, Llanfaredd, and the ringing of the bell there by its Church Warden, Norman Tyler, and a young parishioner.

  • Service of Remembrance

The names of local residents & a German air crew who had lost their lives in service during both World Wars were read out. The artwork was created by local children at Franksbridge School.

  • All Souls Service

image This year, the Benefice’s All Souls Service was held at St Mary’s Church, Bettws.

October

  • Charity Concert

A wonderful evening that raised more than £1500 shared equally between Hope House and Colwyn Benefice image image This beautiful patchwork bedspread, hand-stitched by Ann Tyler, was one of the amazing prizes donated by local residents.

  • Helping the Homeless Wales

Children & parishioners at Story Time and Cregrina’s Sunday service helped decorate and fill 10 shoeboxes for homeless people in Wales. The shoeboxes were filled with woollen items & vests, toiletries, snacks, notebooks, pens & vitamins. Story Time is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:30 at St Matthew’s, Llanelwedd. Cregrina’s services on the 2nd & 4th Sunday’s have children’s activities during the service.

September

  • Charity Shop

Once again, parishioners were extremely generous with their goods and time in supplying and running the Charity Shop in Llandrindod Wells for a week. Together, we raised essential funds to support Colwyn Benefice. image

  • Fun Cricket & BBQ

The sun might have been intermittent but nothing could deter the high spirits & excitement of Fun Cricket played by parishioners and children from across the Benefice at Franksbridge School’s playing fields.

  • Cregrina Church Coffee Evening

This annual Coffee Evening in aid of St David’s Church, Cregrina was, as always, great fun. Our thanks to everyone for their support.

  • Hundred House Show

Colwyn Benefice’s Children’s Craft Tent was a creative hub at Hundred House Show. The delightful children thoroughly enjoyed painting, beading, sticking and colouring.

August

  • Hundred House Sheep Dog Trials 2018
  • Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast is held at The Drovers Tea Rooms, Builth at 10 am on the last Saturday of each month image

  • Celebrating Coffee Connection’s 1st Birthday

Coffee Connection is held at Hundred House Hall from 10 am to noon on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month

  • Scout Service at St David’s, Rhulen with 10th Feltham Scout Group

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July

  • Story Time

Story Time is for all pre-school children & babies with their parents & carers.  It is held at St Matthew’s Church, Llanelwedd from 2:30 – 3:10 on the 3rd Thursday of each month image

  • Friday Fellowship

image Held at 6:30 pm on the second Friday of each month, Friday Fellowship is for ladies of all ages to meet new friends & old, chat, eat, share & encourage each other in their faith.

  • Confirmation Service

Sunday 8 July was a very special day for Chloe, Keegan, Rhys and Vicky-Lynn as they were Confirmed by John Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Swansea at St Matthew’s Church, Llanelwedd.

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  • Mens’ Breakfast

Held on the last Saturday of each month at 10 am at The Drovers, Builth

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  • St Bridget’s Church, Llansantffraed

Presentation to Evy, Secretary of St Bridget’s image

  • Celebration’ Flower Festival

The 2-day Flower Festival at St Matthew’s Church, Llanelwedd was a joyous delight of colour and perfume. Each of the vibrant and artistic displays focussed on something we can be grateful for and celebrate today. The Festival concluded on Sunday evening with a heart-lifting Songs of Praise led by The Bracken Trust Singers.

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June

  • Afternoon Tea at the Rectory

A truly wonderful, sun-filled afternoon when parishioners – from the very young to the quite old (!) – gathered together to enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and sport a fantastic array of hats.

May 2018

  • Story Time at St Matthew’s Church, Llanelwedd at 2:30 every third Thursday of the month. May’s session included floating handmade boats as we listened to ‘Jesus Calming the Storm’.
  • Made by the children during the Village Service at St David’s Church, Cregrina

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