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From the Rev’d Janet Fletcher
A Journey to the Light is a book of art work and reflections. It began with photographs taken on a walk on Easter morning, in the dark to wait for the dawn and to celebrate the risen Christ. The photographs became 24 paintings, now pictured in the book with my reflection for each one. Although, the focus is Easter morning, it is a book that can be read at anytime of the year. If you find my Advent and Lent reflections helpful, then you may like this book too.
Copies of the book can be bought from the Cathedral bookshop, £7.99 with the money going to the Cathedral, or directly from me by email.
Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy 2016
This has now been translated into Welsh and is available here .
Do you feel called to the ministry of Spiritual Direction?
Do people come to you because you are a good listener?
Appropriate for lay and ordained people who feel a calling to the ministry of spiritual direction, and are receiving spiritual direction. The Introduction Course includes topics such as discernment, developing listening skills, images of God, images of the self, good practice, unhealthy practice, and what is spiritual direction. We’ll look briefly at Julian of Norwich, Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross and others. There is no charge.
For further information and an application form, please contact Janet Fletcher, Diocesan Spirituality Officer on 01654 711792 or by email.
The dates of the Course for 2017 :
Saturday – 6th May, 20th May, 10th June, 24th June, 8th July, 22nd July, 9th September, 14th October, 28th October, 11th November, 25th November
Plus a retreat at Nant Gwrtheyrn : Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October.
All the dates have to be attended including the retreat. Once the group is together it may be that occasional dates are re-arranged with the agreement of the group.
Invitation to the College of Spiritual Directors will be a process of discernment, completion of the course and engagement with it, the developing skills of awareness and listening, and writing two pieces of work – a personal reflection and a short essay.
Creating Dementia Friendly Churches 14 March 2017 The Pavilion, Llangollen – Rev’d Dr Bob Friedrich is an American priest, who is presently working at the Bangor University and living in Conwy. He is leading this seminar for the Diocese of St. Asaph, and anyone from the Diocese of Bangor is welcome to attend. It is an excellent session which has been well received in other places. Please do put this date in your diary.
Is giving a welcome to refugees important to you? If so, please write to your local county councillor asap! This document from Together Creating Communities Wales explains why.
Contact Anna Jane Evans, Christian Aid, for more information.
Tros y Mor Prayer Room – available to all This former summer house/garden room is always open – you can just turn up or, if you prefer, phone or email to book a slot. It’s clean, light, has seats for up to 4 people, and heating. There are a few books – prayer, meditation, Bible etc. – to help you if you want. The Daily Office is said at about 9 am and 4 pm most days and people are always welcome to join us. If we’re at home when you come, you can make a drink and use the toilet. If we’re out, you’ll have to make your own arrangements!
The address is: Tros y Mor, Llangoed, Beaumaris LL58 8SB. Go through Llangoed village, over the little bridge, up the hill, past the first right turn, and we are 6th house on the right. The room is directly ahead of you as you enter the gates (park in the drive please). It’s a sort of extension to the garage!
Rev’d Richard Adams: email or 01248 490770 / 07710 233 439.
Would you like to combine a holiday with a pilgrimage? Why not have a look at www.journeying.co.uk? A not-for-profit Christian organisation which takes small groups on holiday to the more off-the-beaten track parts of the UK. It’s origins lie in Celtic spirituality and most of their trips still reflect that approach.
New book from BRF – Resourcing Rural Ministry – might be worth a look!
Preview of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s chosen book for Lent 2016
Looking for ideas abour how to raise money? What about this book? A guide to Fun Ways to Fundraise for your community, church or charity.
If you live in Mid-Wales and would be interested in learning Welsh, try http://www.learnwelshinmidwales.org/
Considering a retreat? What about Tymawr in the Diocese of Monmouth?