CANON PATRICK’S 97th LETTER

Dear friends,
Many thanks to Delyth and Val and the Sunday School/Small Church and everyone else
involved for a Palm Sunday service that provided a wonderful start to Holy Week. On
Maundy Thursday we shall have a Zoom Agape (soup or sandwich and/or a mug of tea or a
glass of wine shared on screen) followed by a short address from me, concluding with
Delyth’s Stripping of the Altar. On Good Friday a video of our 2019 Passion Play will be
shown, and there will be reflections on the ‘Last Hour on the Cross’ in the afternoon. Thank
you to those who are getting Christ Church ready for the Easter re-opening, and to Glenda
James for making Easter butterflies/Pili-palas Pasg to be distributed on Easter morning.

This will be my 21 st and final Easter Sunday in Christ Church, and it is a great joy to be able to
celebrate it in a building with so many memories, and among friends who have become so
dear to me. Diolch o galon for all your kindness to me and my family over so many years.
Anyone wishing to contribute their ministry share/church contributions by bank standing
order is asked to contact our Treasurer, Mr Nigel Roberts, for details. We are looking for a
new church hall cleaner. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please could you
get in touch with Lynette or Rosemary for information on what is involved. Our Pre-vestry
meeting (the equivalent of the old Easter Vestry) will be held on Zoom on 22 April at 7pm.
The LMA Easter Vestry will be held on Zoom at 7pm on 27 April (those intending to attend
should e-mail admin@brocaerfyrddin.org.uk by 7pm on 20 April). Nominations are being
sought for LMA Lay Chair; LMA People’s Warden; 4 lay representatives and 1 young person
(over 16 and under 25) for the Diocesan Conference. Please let Delyth or myself know if you
wish to be nominated.

On Easter Sunday and Pasg Bychan there will be a plate at the back of the church to receive
contributions for our Christmas/Lent Appeal for the Salvation Army and Armenian refugees.
ZOOM SERVICES: Wednesday in Holy Week 31 March 10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST; Maundy
Thursday 1 April 6.30pm ZOOM AGAPE & MAUNDY THURSDAY ADDRESS; Good Friday 2
April 10.30am VIDEO OF PASSION PLAY; 2pm THE LAST HOUR ON THE CROSS. EASTER
DAY: 9.15am HOLY EUCHARIST (p.121) in Christ Church (services in Llangynnwr and
Newchurch at 11am), 5yh ZOOM HWYROL WEDDI; Wednesday in Easter Week 10.30am
HOLY EUCHARIST in Christ Church (p.126). Sunday 11 April (Easter 1/Y Pasg Bychan) 9am
ZOOM EUCHARIST; 11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID (t.129) yn Eglwys Crist; 5pm ZOOM EVENING
PRAYER. Seats for all services are very limited because of social distancing, so please
contact ROSEMARY BOWEN (English services) & MALCOLM JONES (gwasanaethau
Cymraeg) asap.

Canon Patrick

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