Pobl Dewi: March 2021
From the Bishop
Anchoring our lives
In bad times and good, there is no substitute for prayer, says Bishop Joanna
2021 is our Year of Prayer and this isn’t intended to imply that we didn’t pray last year, I know full well we did! Nor that we wouldn’t otherwise pray this year. I know we would. It is simply that, this year, we are committed to learning to live a prayerful life
From the Editor
Degrees of light
Tessa Briggs, Managing Editor, looks forward to a brighter 2021
Due to the majority of our churches being closed, or re-closed, this issue of Pobl Dewi is online-only again but we hope to be able to print copies in June.
New faces, changing places Meet them
Meanwhile, back at the office...
Keeping calm and carrying on From the Diocesan Secretary
Empowering our Treasurers
Accounts at the click of a button What's on offer
Salt and Light
With faith as our beacon, let’s light up our communities, says Bishop Joanna Read more
Your diocese needs you!
Paul Mackness revisits the diocesan strategy Read more
A Christian imperative Have we dropped the ball?
A wing and a prayer
Marianne Osborne introduces the focus for 2021 Read more
Together to COP26
An invitation to a virtual pilgrimage Join in
Good news in a time of pandemic An update from the 4th Archdeaconry
Shaping our future
A taste of theology at St Padarn's J-D Lawrence writes
Covid and co-operation
Positive outcomes in Aberystwyth Read more
What is an LMA for?
Jeremy Martineau asks the question The view from Fishguard
Ringing in the new
Nevern celebrates Read more
"If people need food, we'll give it"
Abby Reid's foodbank mission Read more
A campaign aimed at benefitting local children and teenagers Read more
A garden for all
Sophie Whitmarsh outlines plans to reinstate a place of rest and reflection in the grounds of St Davids Cathedral Read more
Caring for God's Acre - together
Jonathan Parker looks forward to involving whole communities in the management of their local churchyards Read more
How Plant Dewi supports fathers Read more
Out and About
One 'national treasure' visits another
An old friend comes back to St Davids Cathedral Read more
A success story for our companion diocese
How Bukavu is tackling its challenges Visit
Meanwhile, closer to home...
Growing tourism in Pembrokeshire Emma Thornton has a plan
The day the King came to call - in 1171
Mari James previews a new year of exhibitions in St Davids Cathedral Read more
A mediaeval resting place?
History captured in stone Mick Dean explores
Ysgol Llanllwni 150
Celebrating a village milestone Read more
Digital Ministry - it's here to stay
What is the future of the Church in a transformed cultural landscape and what is the place of digital ministry within it? Mones Farah asks the question
Lockdown: how has it been for you?
The Covid-19 & Church-21 Survey aims to find out Take part
Technology Ancient & Modern
Who says online worship is better? Not better but different, says Lyn Dafis
On a lighter note
Turning into Mum
Polly Zipperlen contemplates Mothering Sunday Read more
Diary of a retired parson
The perils of autocorrect and algorithms Read more
When the Bishop came to tea
Eluned Rees fondly recalls VIP visits to the Vicarage Read more
From darkness to light
Canon Ann Howells considers our life-long journey with Jesus as we approach the joy of Easter Read more
A good story-teller
John Holdsworth takes a fresh look at the Gospel of St. Mark Read more
Lyn Dafis muses on a painting which fuses fantasy, legend and reality Read more
Are you learning Welsh? Do you need a helping hand?
The Captain commanded me
From Sri Lanka to Wales and the World Read Jonathan Parker's review
A positive side of the pandemic Read Paul Mackness' review
A Pembrokeshire pilgrim's prayer request
What do you do when prayer becomes mere routine? Read Peter Bement's review