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.
CORONAVIRUS: Update, Sunday April 5th
None of us knows what the coming weeks will bring, but what we do know, in the words of Isaiah, “underneath are the everlasting arms.” May God surround you with His peace, fill you afresh day by day with His Holy Spirit that you may walk the way of Christ the Risen Lord, who is with us until the end of the age. (Bishop Joanna)
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS, FAMILIES AND THOSE WHO WORK WITH THEM
Schools and Youth Teams across the Province have come up with a project/initiative to create resources to be used during the current crisis..
We will be making them available here week by week.
Week One: You have probably seen pictures of rainbows people are placing in their windows as a sign of hope.
This week’s pack roots this theme in Christian practice.
Bishop Joanna is recording daily services of Morning and Evening Prayer:
The Bishop is saying Compline at Llys Esgob every night at 10pm
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Radio and television programmes during Holy Week – our thanks to Fr Jim Flanagan for compiling this list
St Peter’s Carmarthen are streaming Morning Prayer at 8am and Evening Prayer at 6pm daily https://www.facebook.com/StPetersCarmarthen/.
Having trouble getting good sound? This blog from Llandaff Diocese can help
Bro Caerfyrddin – Revd Delyth Richards is using her Facebook page as well as Christ Church’s and St Cynnwr’s to post prayers up every morning, so as to uplift the congregation and also to be an aid to people who are not church members. This has been received well and has helped many. She also accepts private prayers requests.
There is also a Christ Church Chicks group on messenger with other ladies in church, where they chat and uplift each other daily, post prayers, inspirational quotes, music, and video chat with each other.
Val Kirby has been giving a story and activities to our Sunday School on Sunday through our Sunday School what’s app group, with the children then posting their work on to the group.
With the country in lockdown, it may be that households and individuals wish to have a resource they can use for a Sunday service(or any other day for that matter) .
So, each week for the time being, a crisis morning prayer will be published here on the Diocesan website. This will have all the readings and a homily incorporated in it, so it can just be printed out or read from a screen. This is an adaptation of the Church in Wales’ Daily Prayer 2009
April 5th: Palm Sunday
Bishop Joanna reads
If you would prefer to access just the readings and homily, these are available separately in the right-hand column of this page>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The forms of blessing etc. are suitable for a lay person to use. At the end are suggestions for hymns. All the instructions about standing sitting etc. are optional. The traditional form of the Lord’s Prayer is included but feel free to use the version you are most familiar with.
Church services and gatherings of public worship continue to be suspended until further notice. Weddings and baptisms must be postponed indefinitely.. Funerals can only be conducted at the graveside or crematoria.
Prayers in the valley of the shadow of death
These prayers may be used on hearing news of a death. They may be used by those unable to attend a funeral. They may also be used, with sensitivity, with or for those who are dying.
The Diocesan Office and the Bishop’s office are closed until further notice. Staff will be working from home or other off-site locations.
If you need to contact the diocesan office please email email@example.com
The Bishop’s office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant Dewi projects are suspended and the office is closed. But staff are working and can be contacted by anyone needing support. The Baby Bundle service is still available to those in need. Email Plant Dewi
GIFT DIRECT ONLINE
As part of our response to the Covid-19 situation, we have now developed online tools to help you create a new Gift Direct donation or manage your existing one.
The new system allows you to:
- To start giving to your Parish
- To amend an existing commitment
- To add a new commitment for an existing (and active) donor
- To cease an existing commitment
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