Weekly Prayers

Weekly Prayer – Ian Hayward

Weekly Prayer – Ian Hayward

This is Salem in Fforest Coalpit, about four miles north of Abergavenny, the other side of the Sugar Loaf. I moved to Fforest when I was ten years old and attended the Sunday school and Services there, later attending Whitefield in Abergavenny. I have many memories of...

Weekly Prayer – Brian Reardon

Weekly Prayer – Brian Reardon

Royal Welsh Show – Y Sioe Frenhinol Cymru As you read this people from all over Wales, will be gathering in Builth Wells, for the Royal Welsh Show. Among them will be Rev Brian Reardon, one of the Show Chaplains. He says “We have the task of overseeing Christ’s...

Weekly Prayer – Judy Ford

Weekly Prayer – Judy Ford

Courage to Change This is a worrying era of diminishing congregations and uncertain times for many chapels and churches in most Western Christian denominations. But we must remember that we alone are not responsible for the future of our faith.. We have to believe...

Weekly Prayer – Dafydd Andrew Jones

Weekly Prayer – Dafydd Andrew Jones

Since my childhood days I have never ceased to be enchanted by the variety and richness of wild flowers in the hedgerow – the mixture of colour, pink, yellow, blue and white intertwining into perfect and wonderful harmony of colour within their natural habitat of...

Does one go up or down to London?

Does one go up or down to London?

Does one go up or down to London? From South Wales I always considered I went up geographically from Swansea to Paddington but to say I’ve come down from Chester to Euston feels condescending. It’s too big a place for that isn’t it? Stepping out of the station the...

Weekly Prayer – Delyth Oswy

Weekly Prayer – Delyth Oswy

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good (Gen 1:31) As summer arrives, we look forward to - Seeing friends and family - Eisteddfod, local shows and events - Exploring on holidays and days out - Sitting in the garden - Going for a walk - Ice cream, smiles and...

Weekly Prayer – Jonathan Hodgins

Weekly Prayer – Jonathan Hodgins

Not long ago I read an article about a woman whose husband was addicted to gambling. One night he broke down in front of her and admitted he had gambled away £100,000. In the article she spoke about the compromises and savings they had to make to pay off the debt but...

Weekly Prayer – Jenny Garrard

Weekly Prayer – Jenny Garrard

Royal Robes From the depths of a trunk of treasures recently, I found the Coronation Book of Queen Elizabeth 11. Of course I’m too young to remember it (?) but as a child, I was always fascinated by the richly embroidered dresses and colourful robes. I imagined myself...

Weekly Prayer – Gwyn Rhydderch

Weekly Prayer – Gwyn Rhydderch

Before reading the below, please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPjEY3F8gHs and / or read The Book of Ruth. I like movies! I appreciate films based on a true story with an inspirational ending, films such as Freedom Writers or Remember the Titans! Believe it or...

Weekly Prayer – Dyfed Roberts

Weekly Prayer – Dyfed Roberts

Dr. Dyfed Wyn Roberts, Media and Communication Officer for Christian Aid Wales has contributed these prayers for Christian Aid Week. The picture is of Janet from Zimbabwe, who is featured in the Christian Aid film for the week. Janet received drought resistant seeds...