is taking place on Friday 16th December – Come and join us as we start our festive celebration this year with Carols and a Christmas Fair. The singing will begin at 6:30pm outside the West Door (inside if raining), followed by a Christmas themed fair in and around the Prebendal House. Seasonal fun will include stalls, games and activities for all ages. Wear your Christmas jumper and/or hat and take part in the best seasonal outfit competition. Hot food and beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) will be on sale. Tickets costing £2 per adult and £1 per child are now available after the Sunday Eucharist services and also from the Cathedral staff and Virgers’ Office. So wrap up warm, bring a torch, wear something festive and join in the fun.
Llandaff Cathedral is taking part in The Royal British Legion in Wales Annual Poppy Appeal by turning the Cathedral red for the next two weeks until Remembrance Sunday on November 13.
The Poppy Appeal 2016 is encouraging the public to ‘rethink Remembrance’ and recognise the sacrifices made across all generations of the British Armed Forces.
The Dean said “We are delighted to partner with the Royal British Legion for the launch of this year’s Poppy Appeal. Llandaff Cathedral is only too well aware of the cost of warfare, having been devastated by a landmine during WW2 and being home to the Welch Regiment memorial chapel. It is important that we continue to remember the true cost of warfare and the great sacrifices made – both in the past and throughout the world today.”
The Cathedral is one many historic sites across the country turning red, to commemorate the centenary this year of the Somme. Fought between July 1 and November 1, 1916 near the Somme River in France, it was one of the bloodiest military battles in history. On the first day alone, the British suffered more than 57,000 casualties, and by the end of the campaign the lives of more than 1.5 million men were lost. Between 7th and 14th July 1916, the 38th (Welsh) Division paved the way for control of the woodland at Mametz- nearly a mile wide and more than a mile deep – in northern France. Its capture was of key importance in the Battle of the Somme where Allied forces would fight the Germans on a 15-mile front for five months. During the bloody five-day battle 3,993 Welsh soldiers were killed, missing or injured.
The Welsh launch aims to commemorate these brave men that were lost during the Somme.
Llandaff Cathedral would especially like to extend thanks to our electrical contractors Budd Electrical http://www.buddelectrical.co.uk/ for their help, support and generosity with the repairs and relamping to restore the outside lighting and turn the Cathedral red.
Llandaff Cathedral Flower Guild have created some wonderful displays for Harvest.
Arrangements featuring sunflowers, pumpkins, vegetables, horse chestnuts and of course wheatsheaf are on view in the Cathedral – why not pop in for a visit to see them?
Llandaff Cathedral Flower Guild work tirelessly throughout the year to provide wonderful flower arrangements throughout the Cathedral.
Would you like to join and help enhance the beauty of the Cathedral and contribute to important festivals and events throughout the year? New members are always welcome whatever your experience and skills and can work alongside more experienced Guild members. Take a look at our Get Involved page for more details.
Solemn Evensong, Tuesday 18th October 5.15pm – St Luke, Evangelist