The Holywell Community, during the week 6th – 13th March, will be reaching out from our confines of Abergavenny to support one of our associate members Father Thomas Bates (Assistant Curate in Merthyr Tydfil) in a Mission Week to help re-engage people with the core of our calling as to what it means to be church in Merthyr and to provide opportunities for a fresh awakening and to experience God’s grace.
The week starts at St David’s church on 6th of March at 6pm with a service to commission the week led by the Very Rev’d Gerwyn Capon, Dean of Llandaff and closes with a Thanksgiving Eucharist Service in Abercanaid Community School on the 13th March at 10:30, the Celebrant and Preacher being The Most Rev’d Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff.
During the week (Monday to Friday) there will be a daily rhythm of prayer; worship and communion that people can be involved with, details are as follows:
09:00 Morning Prayer followed by Breakfast – St Peter and St Paul Abercanaid (CF48 1TJ)
12:00 Midday Prayer – St David’s (CF47 8AF)
12.30 Dramatised Gospel story – St David’s
17:30 Evening Prayer – St Tydfil’s (CF47 8DP)
18:00 Holy Communion and daily reflection – St Tydfil’s
21:00 Compline followed by Cocoa – The Quar (CF47 8DP)
There will also be one off events during the week to come along to:
Monday 7th March
14:00 – Café Church – St David’s Church – an opportunity to meet in an informal environment for discussion, coffee and cake.
Tuesday 8th March
10:30 – 12:00 – Prayer Walk – Abercanaid Church to St David’s
14:00 – 15:30 – Prayer Walk – St David’s to The Quar.
Wednesday 9th March
14:00 – Bingo and Natter at Abercanaid Church – £1 fee – extra prizes and light refreshments will be available.
19:30 – The Quar – Film study evening – an evening of Bible study based on the film ‘Sister Act’.
Thursday 10th March
10:30 – The Quar – Parish Holy Communion for Healing followed by Lent Lunch.
13:00 – 15:00 – St David’s – Quiet Church – come and light a candle, talk to God, or talk to someone in person.
20:00 – The Quar – Talk: ‘The way we pray’
Friday 11th March
17:30 Taize Evening Prayer at St. Tydfil’s Church led by Rev’d Jan Gould, Vicar of Ely.
It would be good to have some of you join in with these activities and, if not, you could keep us in your prayers during this exciting time of mission.