A chance to meet the Bishop…and Peppa Pig
Brollies not parasols were the order of the day when Bishop Joanna welcomed the youth of the diocese to Abergwili.
The family day was organised by the Children & Youth team so that they could meet the Bishop in an informal setting. And they came by the dozen, young and not so young.
The fun and games actually took place in the garden of the old Bishop’s Palace, now the Carmarthenshire County Museum.
Sadly, the unexpected wet weather forced those enjoying the festivities to find shelter under the trees, rather than on picnic rugs. But it in no way dampened people’s enthusiasm.
The centrepiece of the occasion was provided by the diocesan Youth Forum who conducted an interview with the Bishop.
It provided some revealing detail: it transpires our Bishop is a fan of Dr Who and dark Scandinavian police dramas; a fan, also, of Loudon Wainwright III and husband Adrian’s paella.
Nevertheless, she doubtless managed to find something suitable on the barbecue.
“Today has been an opportunity for young people from different parts of the diocese to meet up and get to know each other, as well as the Bishop,” Children and Youth Co-ordinator Clare Williams told Pobl Dewi, “a chance to share, eat, play and pray together.”