From the vicarage: paying tribute to the praying cat

Hi there, Ariane here. You’ll know me from helping with the music on a Sunday morning and running Jasper’s Vicarage Cat Diary.   You may have noticed that there’s been a lack of updates from the praying cat recently, and so I am writing this update for his fans and followers (both online and in theContinue reading “From the vicarage: paying tribute to the praying cat”

Christmas 2020 with Parish of LBA

Tonight is one of the most exciting times of the year for Christians everywhere as we start celebrating Christmas and God’s gift of Jesus into the world. While this year’s celebrations will be very different in the Parish due to the pandemic and subsequent restrictions, we want to invite you to join us for ourContinue reading “Christmas 2020 with Parish of LBA”

Follow us on Instagram

The Parish of Llansantffraid, Bettws and Aberkenfig is now on Instagram to share more photos of the churches, life in the vicarage, Jasper, the parish and more. We’re still new to Instagram, but we’re hoping that we can use it to look at lots of different things that everyone will be interested in. Do youContinue reading “Follow us on Instagram”

Take part in our church survey

We are running a survey to find out what church means to you and about your church experience. We welcome everyone to take part in this five-ten minute survey, regardless of whether you are a parishioner or not. The survey will basically ask you for your experience of church and what it means to youContinue reading “Take part in our church survey”

Face masks mandatory under new Welsh Government rules

Parishioners and guests hoping to join church this week will have to wear face masks inside the churches under new Welsh Government Coronavirus rules. The rules, which came into force yesterday (Monday, September 15), require everyone over the age of 11 to wear face masks when in enclosed spaces. A Church in Wales spokesman commented:Continue reading “Face masks mandatory under new Welsh Government rules”

First public service since the beginning of lockdown

St John’s church in Aberkenfig will open its doors for a public service tomorrow – the first since the beginning of lockdown back in March. A team of us attended the church today to get the final preparations in order, such as setting up the tripod and making sure it wouldn’t be in the way.Continue reading “First public service since the beginning of lockdown”

St John’s Church has reopened

We have now re-opened St John’s in Aberkenfig for personal, private prayer on Wednesday afternoons between 2.00 and 3.30. If you’d like to come along to spend some time in prayer or just to enjoy the peace of the sacred space, we’d love to welcome you. As of 16th August, St John’s is also nowContinue reading “St John’s Church has reopened”

Coronavirus Update

All services in church are currently suspended as a result of Covid-19. However, we continue to meet virtually to worship together; you would be very welcome to join us at 11.00am on our Facebook page. If you’d like to get to know us better, please email or message us so we can provide you withContinue reading “Coronavirus Update”