Following the statement from Mark Drakeford, First Minister for Wales, that there will be a national lockdown in Wales from Friday October 23rd until Monday November 9th. Services for worship in St Cadmarch’s Church Llangamarch will be suspended till further notice. We look forward to resuming services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month whenever this is possible .
Meanwhile, zoom services will continue.
Every Sunday the Irfon and Wye Ministry Area are holding Virtual Sunday Worship at 11am.
THIS CAN NOW BE DONE ON NORMAL LANDLINE PHONE or INTERNET (Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone etc.)
If you wish to Join in, please read how to do it HERE
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SERVICE SHEETS:-
Zoom Service Sheet - View here
Readings and Collect for Sunday 25th October - View here
Reflections for 25th October from Ian Baxter- Wild
More resources including links to live services can be found on our Facebook page.
Click HERE to read the latest Diocesan Bulletin - 16th October
The Irfon Valley 200 Club.
It is our intention to collect 200 club monies as safely as possible by the end of December 2020.
We will hold virtual draws during the early part of 2021.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding
Meet our Incumbent:-
No Incumbent at present!
For weddings, baptisms etc. contact
Benefice or Church Wardens. Details here.
Diocesan Website- click logo.
Prayers for during Covid-19 can be found HERE
Latest Edition available.
Prayer for the Week
Prayer for the week: by Canon Carol Wardman
God, our Comfort and Strength;
Carry us, we pray, through the difficult days that lie ahead of us.
Give wisdom and compassion to our decision-makers, that we may encourage and care for one another with gentleness and patience, and each play our part in restoring health and overcoming our troubles; for you know our deepest anxieties, and in the confidence of your everlasting love we are never alone.
We were all very sad to hear that Melanie has decided to resign her post as Secretary for the Irfon Valley Parish.
As a small token of our appreciation for her stirling work over the past years, she was recently presented with an Amazon gift voucher for £30 and a beautiful Autumn bouquet of flowers by Heather Davis.
Thank you Melanie for all your hard work and enthusiasm, and that you are continuing to be the Church Warden for Llanfechan Church.
The latest guidelines for parishes during the pandemic are available from the Swansea and Brecon Diocese. These include guidance for Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms.
FULL DETAILS HERE - updated 15th September
Although we can’t offer normal Church Services at the moment, our churches still have expenses and overheads to pay. We would be very grateful if you could consider continuing your weekly or monthly Church giving by direct debit? If you can afford to do this, or even pay part of what you might ordinarily give, then please contact the Treasurer for your Benefice or your Church Warden to help you to set up a direct debit. Please don’t worry if you can’t.
Dates for Your Diary!
All Fundraising events are cancelled until further notice due to the Corona Virus pandemic.
Other Bits 'n 'Bobs
IV Parish Annual Vestry Booklet 20019
(Updated July 2020)
Available to read or download here
Have you filled in an Electoral Roll Form?
Everyone needs to complete one - a copy and notes to download and/or print are available here.
Our Benefices and Churches
Irfon Valley Benefice: -
St Cadmarch's, Llangammarch Wells
St Afan's, Llanfechan, Garth
Llanlleonfel (The Parish Church), Garth
St Cannen's, Llanganten, Cilmery.
Blaenau Irfon Benefice: -
St James, Llanwrtyd
Eglys Oen Duw, Beulah
St David's, Tirabad (Closed)
St David's (Old Parish Church), Llanwrtyd.
Upper Wye Valley Benefice:-
All Saints, Newbridge-on-Wye
St John the Divine, Cwmbach Llechryd
St Afan's, Llanafan Fawr