Thank you for all the help you have given Llansadwrn Church and community over the years. These last twenty-two months must be some of the most difficult any of us can remember. The Covid pandemic has affected each and every one of us, whether through sickness and loss, or through the restrictions placed on our daily lives.
The church too has been affected. As you probably remember, there was a time when we were unable to go into church at all and many of the services we normally offer, like baptisms, weddings and funerals, had to be severely restricted. We are getting back to ‘normal’ now, although things will continue to change and adapt as circumstances dictate. It has been a learning experience for all which has made us ask questions about the role of our church in the community.
The church has always felt very appreciative of the support given by the people of Llansadwrn and at the beginning of this new year, we feel this is an opportunity to hear from you – to know if there is any practical way in which the church can express her gratitude to you through providing venues and opportunities. Covid has had an impact right across the country and each community has responded differently: in some, people have asked for the chance to come together and enjoy each other’s company, because of the loss and loneliness experienced through the pandemic.
Vestry Venture was an attempt, in more normal times, to bring people together in that way, and there are plans to recommence as soon as it is safe: but perhaps now there are other more focused needs which require an additional response. Carers, as well as those they care for, have been under huge pressure during the pandemic and a monthly coffee morning might provide a opportunity to meet friends new and old. Regular phone contact for anyone feeling isolated is another possibility as is the opportunity to meet and practise Welsh in a relaxed and supportive environment.
The last two years have raised some big philosophical questions. Discussion groups, for different ages, can be an ideal forum in which to explore a range of contentious issues, such as the limits of individual freedom and the nature of our personal and cosmic responsibility. Our young people have an especial interest in the future of the planet and might appreciate practical opportunities, such as an organised nature club, to interact with the environment.
Undoubtedly you will have your own ideas which we haven’t even thought of. Please feel free to share them! Call Vicar Viv on 01550 777200 or Jane Shaw on 01550 777302. Or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In the meantime please accept our heartfelt thanks for your continuing support.
From all at Llansadwrn Church