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Tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh

Bishop of Llandaff pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh Bishop June Osborne expressed sadness on hearing the news of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the Diocese of Llandaff, Bishop June offers her sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and will keep members of the Royal Family in her prayers. Churches are asked…

Holy Saturday – a poem by Fr Mark

Holy Saturday.  He sleeps, but does not rest. As we lay his linen-clad body on the cold hewn step. He labours, in ways unknowndeeply beneath our feet.He spares not time for greetings. Neither with Elisha or assembled scores of saints.Past King David he swift moves. Nor Moses nor Hannahhold him as he journeys.Noah cannot call him to…

Parish magazine Easter 2021

Spring really is in the air, the clocks have changed and we’re looking forward to enjoying the better weather. How different it all is from one year ago – then everything was closing down – now everything is (gradually) opening up! Yippee! This issue of the magazine is packed with fresh and lively content too.…

Monday Night Reflections in Lent

Throughout Lent, as part of the service of Compline at 7pm, Fr Mark has been sharing a short reflection on some traditional Lenten disciplines. You can download those Reflections here.Or view them on Facebook here. Monday 22nd February – Fasting & Abstinence Monday 1st March – Prayer Monday 8th March – Bible Reading Monday 15th…

23 March 2021 National Day of Reflection

We invite you to join us as we reflect on the impact Covid-19 has had on ourselves and our communities. We pray for all who have died in the UK and around the world. We offer our deep sorrow and prayers for all who are bereaved. These candles are in remembrance of the eighty-one residents…

Parish magazine March 2021

The sun has been shining, the daffodils are starting to pop up and there’s a quiet feeling of things gradually getting better. Lent is a time of prayer, contemplation and thoughtfulness as we prepare for the coming of Easter. This issue of the magazine picks up on that air of positivity. Fr Philip, Fr Geoff and…

Blog – Teaching in Iran

This is a lovely article about Doris Sadeghi teaching at a blind school in Iran in the 1950s. It really is a wonderful story of a lovely lady – a collage of special memories. Click here to read the article on full.

Parish magazine February 2021

Here we are at the start of a New Year, and although it’s very different from the norm, there’s a definite feeling of hope and positive things to come.     I’ve been overwhelmed with contributions this month – a big thank you to everyone. If your article hasn’t appeared this month, rest assured it is safely stored…