CANON PATRICK’S 65th LETTER

Dear friends,
We have reached ‘Stir Up Sunday’, when we’re supposed to wake up after the last few
sleepy Sundays of the Trinity season, and start our Advent preparation for what will be my
20 th and final Christmas as your parish priest. As with many other aspects of our lives, Christ
Church Advent and Christmas will be a bit different this year because of the pandemic.
CHRIST CHURCH ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE * AMSERLEN ADFENT A NADOLIG

EGLWYS CRIST (subject to revision if circumstances change):

ADVENT SUNDAY/SUL ADFENT – 29 NOVEMBER: 9.15am CHRISTINGLE FAMILY EUCHARIST
in Church (only the children will receive Christingles this year – the oranges have kindly
been donated by ‘Fruits of Eden’ in the Market). 11am ZOOM EUCHARIST
ADVENT 2 ADFENT – 6 DECEMBER: 9am ZOOM EUCHARIST; 11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID
GŴYL SANT NICOLAS yn yr Eglwys (gwasanaeth Cymraeg arbennig i gofio am y ‘Siôn Corn’

gwreiddiol – dyn gyda wiscas tebyg i’r rhai sydd gen i).

ADVENT 3 ADFENT – 13 DECEMBER: 9.15am – FAMILY EUCHARIST NATIVITY PLAY in
Church (children to come wearing their costumes – and thanks to Mrs Val Kirby for
arranging this, and to those taking part). 11am ZOOM EUCHARIST

ADVENT 4 ADVENT – 20 DECEMBER 9.15am ANGEL EUCHARIST in Church (people will pick
up their prayer angels at the door and write on them. Kristie will then go round with a large
tray and collect them – which seems an appropriate thing for a deacon to do)
5pm NINE LESSONS & CAROLS/NAW LLITH A CHAROL on ZOOM (many thanks, as always,

to Mr Michael Kirby for sorting this out so skilfully)

CHRISTMAS EVE/NOSWYL Y NADOLIG – 24 DECEMBER: 5pm CRIB SERVICE with the
Reverend Delyth Richards’ ‘Chocolate Nativity’ in Church (seating priority will be given to

children and their families – book early to avoid disappointment).

11.30pm MIDNIGHT MASS on ZOOM (logistics/safety regulations make it too risky to hold

in church this year – so please enjoy it in the comfort of your homes!)

DYDD NADOLIG * CHRISTMAS DAY

8yb/am CYMUN GWAWR Y NADOLIG yn yr Eglwys/CHRISTMAS DAWN COMMUNION in

Church

ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST’S DAY/GŴYL SANT IOAN YR EFENGYLYDD – 27 DECEMBER:

9.15am HOLY EUCHARIST in Church
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[THIS WEEK’S SERVICES: Sunday 22 November 9.15am HOLY EUCHARIST in Church; 11am
ZOOM EUCHARIST; 5pm ZOOM EVENING PRAYER (Llangunnor at 11am). To book seats and
in case of Zoom difficulties please get in touch with Kristie, Rosemary Bowen, Malcolm
Jones, or myself (Delyth is on leave at present).] The annual Local Ministry Area Vestry and
PCC Meeting is on Zoom on 26 November at 7pm. Canon Patrick

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