Church Closure During Coronavirus
The latest government restrictions require that all church buildings are locked, and no access granted, and so with a heavy heart we have locked the main door. This church building has stood at the centre of Guilsfield as a symbol of God’s presence, with us and among us, throughout plagues and pandemics in the past. He will hear our prayers wherever we say them.
While we’re not allowed in church if you would like me to light a candle for you among my icons at the vicarage do get in touch.
Easter Tree Competition
Why not have a go at making your own Easter Tree or Easter Garden (can be large or small) and post a photo on the Guilsfield Church Facebook page or send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Small prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. See the Easter Competition Poster for further details. Due to the current situation we will not be putting up posters, so do please let your friends and neighbours know about the competition. Entries can be viewed on the Competition page.
Church in Wales Coronavirus Guidance
All forthcoming services and meetings have been cancelled or postponed; the latest Church in Wales guidance regarding Coroanvirus can be found on the following link: https://dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/coronavirus/.
Resources for Worshipping at Home
Some resources that can be used to worship at home during this difficult time of restricting social contact and self-isolation are Service of Morning Prayer at Home and Bible Readings and Collects for Sundays.
Bell-ringing and Choir
All bell-ringing and choir practices are cancelled until further notice.
Electoral Roll Forms
If you haven’t filled in an electoral roll form already and wish to do so, please do so as soon as possible. Copies are available on the table towards the back of the church; please fill in and return to the box on the same table.
Cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Annual Vestry Meeting – Monday 30th March
The Church Committee Annual Vestry Meeting will be held in the Old School at 7:00pm on Monday 30th March. All church members welcome to attend; it is at this meeting that we elect the church’s lay officers for the forthcoming year and review the last year’s accounts.
Mission Area Annual Vestry Meeting – Monday 20th April
The Annual Vestry Meeting of the Mission Area will be held at Pool Quay church on Monday 20th April at 7:30pm. Church members from any of the churches in the Mission Area are welcome to attend. – cancelled
250 Club Winners – January 2020
The February 250 Club winners can be found at 250 Club winners Feb 2020.
Breathing Space Service
We have started a new kind of service on the Third Thursday evening each month starting at 8:00pm, particularly aimed at people who don’t find that traditional church services help them to encounter the Divine. Breathing Space will allow us time to step back from the busyness of life and spend time reflecting on a theme. The format will be welcome and opening prayer, a short bible reading and introduction to the theme, recorded music will play while we interact with an assortment of “prayer stations” eg lighting a candle, writing or drawing a response (anonymously!) or simply sit and ponder. A priest will be available for prayers and anointing for healing. When we have all returned to our seats we will conclude by saying the Lord’s Prayer together & the priest will bless us. It will probably last about 30-45 minutes. – cancelled until further notice
‘Guilsfield Gets Together’
The Dementia Friendly Guilsfield monthly ‘Guilsfield Gets Together’ café is held on the first Friday of the month from 10:00am to 11:30 am. Come along on the first Friday of the month for this opportunity to have a cup of team or coffee and meet up with friends and neighbours. All welcome; please do come along to the Old School and enjoy the cakes; £2 per person. – cancelled until further notice
New!!! – ‘Wander and Ponder’ Trail
There is a new way to appreciate and learn about St Aelhaiarn’s Church; why not pick up a leaflet and follow the ‘Wander and Ponder’ Trail? As you wander around, you will see and find out a little bit more about the meaning and reasons for some of the items and images in the Church. The leaflets can be found on the table part of the notice board to the left of the door as you enter the Porch. The Trail will be changed several times during the year to feature different items and reflections; so, if you enjoy it, do look out for the new leaflets and come back again to enjoy the peace and serenity of our beautiful church.
Why not visit our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/guilsfieldchurch and see the latest news, pictures and information about what has been happening at Guilsfield Church.
Giving in 2018
The giving by Guilsfield Church in 2019 is summarized at 2019 Church Donations.