Have you met Rev. Gareth Erlandson, our new full-time curate? Gareth was formerly Head of Music at Ysgol Rhiwabon and then studied theology and trained for ministry at the St Padarn’s Institute site in Llandaff, Cardiff. We are delighted that he has now joined the Borderlands Mission Area and is based in Hope and Penyffordd.
A good crowd from Hope and Penyffordd attended the Ordination Service at St Asaph Cathedral on 29 June at which both Gareth and our outgoing Ordinand Simon Piercy were ordained by Bishop Gregory. You can see them with Rector Adam in the first photo below. The second photo was taken at the Welcome Lunch served in the Church Hall the following day after the Welcome Service. It was a lovely opportunity to meet and chat to Gareth and his wife Shavonne.
Gareth will be having a significant role in the pastoral work of the Parish. If you or someone you know would value a visit from the clergy or a pastoral assistant or communion at home Gareth can be contacted on 07731 827988 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How lovely to see so many people on the Willow Field on Saturday enjoying themselves and soaking up the atmosphere at the Hope, Caergwrle and Abermorddu Carnival. Once again Hope Church took part as you can see in the photos below.
Kathleen was there selling her home-made jams and chutneys as well as plants. Nearby was the stall run by the Hope Community Craft Group who were offering some of their beautiful creations for sale. Proceeds from these stalls were going to church funds.
We would like to congratulate those who have organised the Carnival, making it an event that so many in the area look forward to every summer.