It was very well attended and there was wonderful atmosphere around the Green. The donkeys were kept very busy taking youngsters up and down the Green, not to mention the members of the Llandaff Society who organised this and escorted the riders.
The stalls were bustling and, sadly, the Trefoil Guild ran out of Hot Dogs due to the high demand. The addition of a Summer Pimms stall was very successful The novelty dog show proved to be highly entertaining.
Many thanks to everyone who came to join in the fun, to all the Parish organisations, community groups and individuals who ran stalls and games and, also, to the very hard working volunteers of the Llandaff Cathedral Social Committee who made everything possible.
(Llandaff Cathedral Social Committee)
On Wednesday 12 July Llandaff Cathedral Choir will give a concert of choral favourites, including music from throughout the liturgical year. Refreshments with a summer slant will be served at the conclusion of the concert by the Llandaff Cathedral Choir Association. This event will also mark the end of the first full year for the choir under the direction of Stephen Moore, and will be wonderful celebration of the strength of the music department going forward. Accompanying the choir at the Nicholson organ will be David Thomas.
Doors open at 6.30pm, tickets will be available on the door and are priced at £10, £8 (concessions) and £5.
We hope to see you there!
The morning of Saturday 24th June saw nine very nervous, but excited people arrive at the Cathedral for the Ordination Service. Where five new deacons and four new priests were ordained by the Senior Bishop of the Church in Wales, the Rt Rev John Davies.
In particular, for those of us who were to be ordained priest, this was very much a day of joy and happiness but also a day with a sense of trepidation. During our pre-ordination retreat; being able to preside at the Holy Eucharist was something that we talked about a great deal. It was the culmination of many years of discernment and prayer, which finally came to fruition during the Service, while also, for all who were ordained, it marked the beginning of a new kind of ministry, a new phase of life and a new beginning.
We were also joined by our families and friends, some of whom had travelled from places such as Australia and South Africa just to be able to support us on this momentous occasion. I am sure that for many of us being ordained, our nervousness was certainly calmed and stilled once we’d seen the faces of our loved ones in the congregation, as we walked up the isle of the Cathedral.
We were all so moved by the Service where everything happened smoothly and beautifully. A particular highlight was being able to listen to the Cathedral Choir as they led us in our worship.
Once the Service was over, we were led out into brilliant sunshine where we had our photos taken. I am sure that I speak for all of us, who were ordained, that it is a day at Llandaff Cathedral none of us will ever forget.
Fr Edward Le Brun Powell
After the devastating events of natural disaster in the Americas and surrounding Islands, our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected in these tragedies. Particularly at this time, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Mexico after the recent earthquake.
We pray for the victims, for their families, and for all relief agencies in helping those who have been injured.
Lord God, whose Son, Jesus Christ, understood people's fear and pain before they spoke of them, we pray for the people of Mexico; surround the frightened with your tenderness; give strength to those in pain; hold the weak in your arms of love, and give hope and patience to those who are recovering from injury; we ask this through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.