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December and January Services at the Shrine Church of Pennant Melangell


When possible Morning Prayer is said daily at 9am, Pilgrim Prayers at noon and Evening Prayer at 4pm, the church being open throughout – please note the change of closing time due to the shorter daylight hours.
 
First Sunday of Advent, 3rd, 3pm: Service of reflection – by candlelight. The figures of Mary, Joseph and the donkey are blessed and their Posada begins around those homes willing to give them shelter for a night. Please see below. Tuesday 5th, 2.30 pm: Advent Group at the Centre – a time for getting. Please note that the first of these is on Nov. 28th and focuses on a time for giving.
Thursday 7th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing – St Nicholas.
 
Second Sunday of Advent, 10th, 3pm: Service of Reflection – the greening of the church and the blessing of  the tree of hope. If you are willing and able to, please bring some evergreen with you such as ivy, mistletoe, cedar, fir or holly.  
Tuesday 12th, 2.30 pm: Advent Group at the Centre – a time for forgiving.
Thursday 14th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing – St Lucy.
 
Third Sunday of Advent, 17th, 3pm: Carol Service by candlelight, followed by mulled punch and mince pies at the Centre.
Tuesday 19th, 2.30 pm: Advent Group at the Centre – a time for forgetting.
Thursday 21st, noon: Advent Pilgrimage in Church and Holy Eucharist.
 
Fourth Sunday of Advent, 24th,  3pm: Crib Service. Did you ever want to be an angel, shepherd, star, king, animal, Mary or Joseph in a nativity story but never had the chance? Now’s the time! If you’d like to - whether you’re an adult or child - come dressed as the character you’d most like to be and we’ll share the Christmas story in a way that reminds us that God’s plans can include us all!
7pm: Christ Mass – Holy Eucharist with carols by candlelight.

Christmas Day, 25th, 9.30am: Christmas Praise and Holy Eucharist.

Thursday 28th – Service of the word.
 
Sunday after Christmas, 31st, 3pm: Service of reflection for New Year’s Eve.
Thursday January 4th, noon: Holy Eucharist – new beginnings.
Friday 5th, 7pm: Plygain in church followed by refreshments at the Centre.
 
First Sunday of Epiphany, 7th, 3pm: the Epiphany of Our Lord.
Thursday 11th, noon: Holy Eucharist – the Epiphanies of life.

Second Sunday of Epiphany, 14th, 3pm, Service of reflection: Anglican Communion Sunday.
Thursday 18th, noon: Holy Eucharist – The Confession of Peter.
 
Third Sunday of Epiphany, 21st, 3pm: the first miracle of Jesus.
Thursday 25th, noon: Holy Eucharist – the Conversion of St. Paul.
 
Fourth Sunday of Epiphany, 28th, 3pm, Service of reflection for World Leprosy Day and Homeless Sunday.
 
Jesus was born as a homeless refugee and so Christmas is a time to support those in similar positions today. St Melangell’s offers four opportunities:
The donations of toiletries and food items for the Oswestry and Borders Food Bank which feeds an average of 31 people a week and is seeing increasing numbers of homeless as well as those on very low incomes and insecure contracts.
The collection of good quality second hand toys, clothes, bedding and none electrical kitchen items to be sent by lorry to Romania for people living in great poverty. This is done with the charity Love on a pallet.
The tree of hope is a focus where people and situations, near and far away, on our hearts and in our minds are remembered. If you’re unable to come to write your own message, this can be done for you if you let us know.
The Posada – the figures of Mary, Joseph and the donkey are given shelter for a night in local homes as they travel to Bethlehem and we consider our own journey through life. If you’d like to be part of this, please let us know.
 
If you’d like to take part in any of the above, please contact the Centre saintmelangell@tiscali.co.uk or on 860408.


Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year,
Chris, the Guardian, Jacqui, Arthur  and all at St Melangell’s.
 

 

The lost sheep project aims to raise awareness of organ donation and those waiting for their NHS operation. If you’d be interested in crafting, knitting or sewing a sheep to be used for this, please contact Shirley on 01352 780730 or 07905 144541. Shirley would also be glad to receive poems or recipes to be collated for other fundraising purposes.

 

For further details or to meet for coffee and a chat, please get in touch with the Guardian, Chris, via the Centre on 01691 860408 or its email  saintmelangell@tiscali.co.uk.
Jacqui is also volunteering at the Centre’s office on Mondays – please ring the above number for any bookings or enquiries.

 

 
To book your place and help with these events at the Church or the Centre, or to meet for coffee and a chat, please get in touch with the Guardian, Chris, on 01691 860778 or rcmbrowne@btinternet.com. Jacqui is also volunteering at the Centre’s office on Mondays – please ring 01691 860408 for any enquiries.

Mae’r eglwys yn agored bob dydd 9yb—6yp
The Church is open every day from 9am – 6pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Centre deep in snow  Quite a lot of snow! 
St Melangell's in the snow Spring 2013  Spring Snow 2013 
Easter Garden 2011 Easter Garden 2011
St Melangell's Shrine 2011 St Melangell's Shrine
Group Photo The Ven. John B Thelwell Archdeacon of Montgomery
Mr George Gill Church Warden
Revd Lynette D Norman
Mrs Enid Jones Church Warden
The Rev’d Michael Balkwill Area Dean

 

The Church and Centre is supported by a group of active volunteers who welcome visitors, maintain the garden, help with administration, serve teas and perform many other vital tasks. If you have a little time to spare and would like to meet new people, have fun and contribute to a great cause, then please contact us.

Groups and individual pilgrims from Britain and abroad come to Pennant Melangell. Churches, chapels and numerous other organisations who wish to experience the spirituality and beauty of this place often arrange visits during the week. Some groups arrange retreats or quiet days or come to attend one of the daily services. Guided visits and talks on the history of the church can also be arranged. Groups are able to use the facilities of the St Melangell Centre, where there is a small meeting room which is available for discussions as well as for refreshments.


Os hoffech weld ein cylchlythyr newydd, cliciwch yma:
 

Cefnogir yr eglwys a’r Ganolfan gan wirfoddolwyr sy’n croesawu ymwelwyr, gofalu am yr ardd, helpu gyda’r gwaith gweinyddol, darparu paneidiau a chyflawni nifer o dasgau angenrheidiol eraill.

Os gallwch gynnig ychydig o’ch amser, ac os hoffech gyfarfod â phobl newydd, cael hwyl a chyfrannu at achos teilwng iawn, cysylltwch â ni, os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae grwpiau ac unigolion yn dod i Bennant Melangell o ledled Prydain thramor. Mae eglwysi a chapeli ynghyd â nifer o sefydliadau eraill yn dod yma yn ystod yr wythnos er mwyn cael blas ar harddwch ac ysbrydoldeb y lle. Mae rhai grwpiau’n dod yma ar encil neu’n trefnu diwrnodau tawel yn ogystal â mynychu un o’r gwasanaethau a gynhelir yma bob dydd. Hefyd, gellir trefnu teithiau tywysedig ac anerchiadau am hanes yr eglwys. Caiff grwpiau ddefnyddio cyfleusterau Canolfan Y Santes Melangell sy’n cynnwys ystafell gyfarfod sydd ar gael ar gyfer trafodaethau a lluniaeth ysgafn.