Impact One

Bro Celynnin’s Gwen Muzuni lives in Lusaka, Zambia with her husband Munsanje.  Zambia’s poorest children are educated in overcrowded community schools, which are self-funded by their own families.  They can afford few teachers and often have no books.  Through Gwen we have got to know a local educational charity called IMPACT ONE.  Bro Celynnin is now supporting their brilliant and creative work to transform community schools.  Here are two short videos about the difference made in children’s lives.  Gwen’s dad (our vicar, David) is running two Welsh half-marathons this Autumn to help IMPACT ONE expand their library and learning centre. 
Please click HERE to sponsor David [note that $35 US is about £25]

Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

It is now the evening of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA.  At 7:30am tomorrow, Sunday 12th September (repeated at 7:30pm), BBC Radio Wales are broadcasting a special 9/11 service recorded by the Bishop of Bangor in St Mary’s Conwy with our choir.  It includes prayers created by Rev Eryl Parry and cellist Hazel Sturt.

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As night falls, we join our brothers and sisters across the world in a prayer from the Episcopal Diocese of New York:

 O Almighty God, who bringest good out of evil and turnest even thy children’s wrath towards thy promised peace:

Hear our prayers this day as we remember those of many nations and diverse faiths whose lives were cut short by the fierce flames of anger and hatred. Hasten the time when the menace of war shall be removed. Cleanse both us and those perceived to be our enemies of all hatred and distrust. Pour out the spirit of peace on all the rulers of our world that we may be brought through strife to the lasting peace of the kingdom of thy Son; Jesus Christ, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.

Amen.