We are pleased to announce that there will be a service at St Cadmarch's, Llangammarch Wells on Sunday November 22nd at 11am. Everyone welcome but masks must be worn please. Zoom services will continue every Sunday at 11am. Details below.
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:-
All details for Sunday 22nd November - View here
Readings: Sunday 22nd November
Old Testament: Ezekiel 34 11-16, 20-24; Psalm: 951-7;
New Testament: Ephesians: 15-23; Gospel: Matthew 25 31-46
Reflections for 22nd November from Jacquie Brown
More resources including links to live services can be found on our Facebook page.
Click HERE to read the latest Diocesan Bulletin - 13th November
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.
Latest Edition available.
IV Parish Annual Vestry Booklet 20019
(Updated July 2020)
Available to read or download here
Prayer for the Week
Prayer for the week: by Canon Carol Wardman
God of gentleness and humility;
Kingship speak's of glory and prestige, of power and deference due.
As Jesus set aside his heavenly status to show his love for us,
may those who seek authority on earth be courageous,
their leadership characterised by honesty and unselfishness;
that we may trust and respect them,
and support them in our prayers.
Church Mouse in the House
Are you displaying a church mouse in your house? In the lead up to Christmas, church mice are appearing in windows across the land.
The church mice are missing everyone so they’ve scurried out of our local churches to be close to people in our communities. These little mice are bringing hope to all those who see them in windows while out exercising.
If you would like to display a church mouse in your window head over to the @cyfgreaterbrecon Facebook page and check out the designs. There are five Christmas themed mice to choose from. Print off or download your favourite mouse or you could even design your own! You could display a mouse in every window or create a mouse display in one window.
We’d love to see the ‘Church mouse in your house’! You could post a photograph of your mouse display on our social media pages using the hashtag #Churchmouseinthehouse If you’re out and about see if you can spot a church mouse in a house near you.
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
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.
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