This year at Saint Melangell’s, a candle was alight on the altar all day as we were unable to provide our usual Mothering Sunday service. An image of the candle and a Mother’s Day message was also placed on ourFacebook page, (please click on the link above and remember to like our page if you would like to receive updates on social media).
You may already have heard that, along with the Church of England, services, public gatherings and study groups in the Church in Wales are also ceasing for the present. That means that, as well as the planned services for this month and April, the Julian groups and Lent groups must also stop immediately. Further details, including how this also affects baptisms, weddings and funerals, are on dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/coronavirus
Churches Together in England is calling for a day of prayer on Sunday and asking people to light a candle in their window as a witness and a sign of hope – a practice worth considering here too? Further details from www.cte.org.uk
I hope this helps as the situation changes so rapidly – please use the CiW website for up to the minute information.
The Shrine Church of St Melangell, Pennant Melangell – March Services
When possible, Morning Prayer is said in church at 9am, followed by Noon Prayers and Evening Prayer at 5pm, the church being open throughout those times. There is a shared lunch at the Centre after Holy Eucharist on Thursdays and refreshments after the service on Sundays.
If you would like to receive brief daily reflective emails or join a discussion group for Lent, please get in touch.
First Sunday of Lent, March 1st, 3pm: Lenten Reflection for St David’s Day.
Monday 2nd, 1.30 at the Centre: Lent discussion group
Thursday 5th, noon: Holy Eucharist and healing service.
Second Sunday of Lent, March 8th, 3pm: Lenten reflection – Wilderness
Monday 9th, 1.30 at the Centre: Lent discussion group
Thursday 12th, noon: Holy Eucharist and healing service.
Third Sunday of Lent, 15th, 3pm: Lenten reflection – unreliable witness?
Monday 16th, 1.30 at the Centre: Lent discussion group
Wednesday 18th, 10.30am at the Centre: Julian Group.
Thursday 19th, noon: Holy Eucharist and healing service.
Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22nd, 3pm: Lenten reflection for Mothering Sunday
Monday 23rd, 1.30 at the Centre: Lent discussion group
Thursday 26th, noon: Holy Eucharist and healing service.
Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29th, 3pm: Lenten reflection for Passion Sunday
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