Welcome to the Diocese of St Davids, named after Wales’ patron saint whose cathedral in Pembrokeshire is one of the jewels of the nation. The diocese also covers the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire including the western industrial valleys and the town of Llanelli.
IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS… unless you happen to be homeless or alone
So what can churches and parishes (or anyone) do to help? It’s easy, according to Premier Christian Radio.
They are compiling a list of Christmas events and activities for people in need of a place to spend these most important of days in the Christian calendar.
So if you are up to something – a Christmas meal maybe, or entertainment – and are ready to extend a seasonal hand of welcome, then you can add your event to their list
You never know, it could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
The National Churches Trust and the Marsh Christian Trust are inviting entries for the Marsh Awards for Innovative Church Projects, a competition to find the Christian congregations running the most innovative community activities in a church building which have been made possible by the installation of new facilities in the last five years such as meeting spaces, kitchens, toilets or improved access.
Run with the support of the Marsh Christian Trust, the Awards are designed to show the positive impact that installing new facilities has on churches and local communities and on harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of volunteers.
There’s £1000 for the winners and £500 for the runners-up. Entries close in January and the awards will be presented in May.
2017: YEAR OF LEGENDS
Visit Wales has declared 2017 to be the Year of Legends – and churches are urged to get involved.
“In 2017 Wales’ rich and distinctive history and culture, one of our greatest assets, will be reimagined, retold and rediscovered,” they say
“We’ll shed new light on the stories that made us who we are, and uncover new ones that will inspire future generations. We’ll put our past in a new light, and explore collaborations that engage and excite.”