Parish of Penarth and Llandough

Reg Charity no

1130979


PARISH NEWS

ALL SAINTS INTERVIEWS The interviews for the post of Vicar at All Saints take place on Mon 7th Dec. Please pray for the panel and the candidates, that God will guide them and show them the best person for the job.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES – PRE-BOOKING You will need to book a place for each service you want to attend. Please contact:

St Dochdwy’s (Christmas Eve Eucharist 8pm) Jan Cullen jan.cullen@ntlworld.com 20704926

St Augustine’s (Midnight Mass & Sun 27 Dec 10.45am) Linda Guilfoyle linda.guilfoyle2019@gmail.com 20706309

Holy Nativity (Christmas Day 10am) Kath Williams huwandkath@hotmail.co.uk 20 708554

HELP NEEDED at St Augustine’s. Can you help make memories for families this Christmas?

NATIVITY TRAIL in St Augustine’s churchyard 20-24th Dec. We need ‘a host of angels’ and fir cone hedgehogs, so if you want to have a go please see Andrew or the printed sheets on items needed. Need to have them by Fri 18 Dec.

‘Come to the Crib’ Wed 23rd Dec 1-4pm. The church will be open for families to visit the crib. It would be great to have lots of other little crib scenes decorating the church, so can you make one out of paper, loo rolls, lolly sticks, playmobil, lego, clay? Traditional or quirky,  about shoe box size. Please bring to church on Sun 20 Dec.

Christingle in a bag - we will give these out to families that visit – can you donate towards the cost?

Stewards – could you help with stewarding at church for 1-3 hours?

For any offers, please contact Andrew on 07704 049053 or Rachel at the Office 02920708722

FUNDRAISING PARISH CALENDAR

PARISH CALENDARS ARE HERE! Please pay for and collect your calendars in church – cash or cheque or card in St Augustine’s. Price £7.50 each. All profits to Parish funds.  If you’d like to order one, sign up on the list in church, or call/ email Rachel at the Office.

HOLY NATIVITY CHRISTMAS TREE

A total of £517.39 was raised by sponsorship (Wasons, John Bruno Total Training and Hamptons) and donations for the ChristmasTree.   The Penarth Town Council provided £280 to buy the tree and print the banner.   Thanks to everyone who donated. The tree was lit up on Sat 28 November.

FROM VIV LILES - I am very pleased that we have a new Parish Recorder from January and would like to thank Celia who has been carrying out the role very efficiently for the last two years. However we still need someone to take over as Gift Aid Secretary as I have eyesight problems developing, so would like someone to shadow me.

SCREEN FOR SINGERS Robert Court has found us a wonderful soloist to sing before Midnight Mass at St Augustine’s, however we need a clear screen for her to stand behind.  Could you donate something towards the cost? Speak to Linda G if you can help

CHRISTMAS TREE ADVENT CALENDAR  Although we cannot hold the Christmas Tree Festival this year, we will have a daily Advent Calendar on Facebook, featuring pictures from past years. So keep a look out for it from December 1st and check back each day.

PARISH MAGAZINE The December edition is out now in churches and will also be available on our website. Articles include a tribute to John Bowers,  Christmas jollities and the discovery of a missionary’s notebook in St Dochdwy’s. DEADLINE FOR JANUARY is Mon 14th December – please send items to Tom BlenkinsopT@cardiff.ac.uk or phone 20706239.

MU MEMBERSHIP renewal options. If you haven’t already done so, please could members complete their 2021 membership form, whether renewing or not, and return it in the pre-paid envelope ASAP. Thank you.

ADVENT QUIET DAY Thurs 10th December. This year’s Quiet Day will be by Zoom. It will feature prayer and reflection at various points during the day, but in between times, you will be encouraged to find some quiet space either at home, or perhaps by going for a walk. Instead of lunch, we ask for donations to go towards our £1K Homelessness challenge. If you would like to take part, please contact Rev Ali Reeves 029 2115 5203 ali.reeves@icloud.com or Alicia (All Saints Office 02920 703170 admin@allsaintspenarth.co.uk ) to get the Zoom link.

WEBSITE GIVING We are now able to take donations via our website pages using Paypal. You don’t need an account to do so, just a credit or debit card. See our Giving Page

SONS OF PENARTH – The stories behind the names on the Roll of Honour have been researched and published in a book by the Friends of St Augustine’s which is available now from the Friends or at Griffin Books £9.99. Click here for more information.





LATEST NEWS

EMAIL BULLETIN To receive an email copy of the bulletin each week, please email Rachel at the office – you can also unsubscribe at any time.  


WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADVERTISE IN THE PARISH MAGAZINE? Please contact Rachel at the office for more information and to register your interest.

Weekly Parish Newsletter

Fr Mark’s sermon


December Magazine

November Magazine


PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE

facebook.com/penllanparish/


Twitter: twitter.com/penllanparish


 YouTube Channel


All Saints: YouTube, Facebook

GIVING TO THE PARISH click here

All Cheques should be made payable to Parish of Penarth & Llandough


GIFT DIRECT is the best way is to pay a regular amount directly from your bank to the Parish.


We also welcome BACS payments or standing orders: call the Office for bank details.

Contactless payments can be made at St Augustine’s Church.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

LONELY OR ISOLATED, NEED HELP? If you or someone you know is in need of help, shopping or just a friendly chat, here are numbers to call:

Vale of Glamorgan Crisis team:  01446 729592

Age Cymru Advice line (for over 70s): 08000 223 444

Helping Hands Penarth: 07745 475794 https://www.penarthhelpinghands.co.uk/
Llandough Mutual Aid

https://www.facebook.com/groups/216736309441390/

 LOTS OF LOCAL BUSINESS CAN DELIVER

Please visit https://penarthview.co.uk/ for an updated list and further details.

 




HOLY NATIVITY CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT

Our tree is now up - look out for as you pass!

OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN FOR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES

We are also open for private prayer:

St Augustine’s  Wednesdays 10am-12pm

St Dochdwy’s Thursdays 10am-12pm.

Please wear a face covering (some masks are available if you forget).