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Laleston WI: Mem­bers en­joyed the Har­vest Auc­tion on Septem­ber 7 with the auc­tion­eer be­ing mem­ber Ann Mor­gan

who con­ducted the auc­tion with plenty on hu­mour and man­aged to raise £85 which was to be sent to Ty Hafan.

Mem­bers will be join­ing Glam­or­gan Fed­er­a­tion at the Hi-Tide Porth­cawl on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19, for Din­ner and an Abba trib­ute evening.

A trip to Chel­tenham was to be ar­ranged for some­time in Novem­ber with more in­for­ma­tion next month.

The WI’s Christ­mas Lunch will be held on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 12 – venue to be given at the Oc­to­ber meet­ing.

Any ladies wish­ing to join Laleston WI would be most wel­come – just come along on the first Thurs­day of each month at The Blandy Hall Laleston.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Diane Mar­shall on 01656 656 600. Laleston Gar­den­ing

Club: Ow­ing to a clash of ac­tiv­i­ties the next Com­mit­tee Meet­ing will be held on Septem­ber 22 and not the 29 as pre­vi­ously sched­uled. Strictly Girls Night

Out: Let your in­ner god­dess have a night out get­ting a work­out with some Bur­lesque and Strictly dance rou­tines and at the same time help fundrais­ing for Velin­dre Can­cer Cen­tre sup­port­ing Breast Can­cer and Lym­phoma.

This great fun night is to be held at West­ward Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Cefn Glas (op­po­site the Chip Shop) on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, from 7pm10.30pm. En­trance fee £5. Don’t for­get, if you don’t wish to take part in the dance rou­tines why not go along for a girly chat with friends, take along some nib­bles and en­joy the evening!

For more in­for­ma­tion please email: sian@ press­

Book Sale: Brid­gend Lions Club hold a One Day Only Au­tumn Book Sale at West­ward Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Cefn Glas (op­po­site shops) on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21, from 9am-5pm. Free en­try and park­ing. Bar­gains ga­lore and tasty re­fresh­ments avail­able in a com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment.

Chil­dren In Need: A fundrais­ing Line Danc­ing evening is to be held at the United Re­form Church on Fri­day, Novem­ber 10.

All monies raised will sup­port Chil­dren in Need.


avail­able. All wel­come for a great fun evening. En­trance £5.

Har­vest Auc­tion: A Har­vest Auc­tion will be held in The Pheas­ant on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, to be fol­lowed by a Har­vest Sup­per of chicken or fish and chips for ap­prox­i­mately 30 peo­ple. All are wel­come.

Tick­ets cost £10 in­clu­sive of a £2 do­na­tion to our Har­vest Char­ity bring­ing help to the peo­ple of Bangladesh who are cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing se­vere floods.

A list is avail­able at the back of All Saints Church or con­tact Jenny Mor­gan. Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing: A cof­fee morn­ing will be held at West­ward Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Cefn Glas this Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, from 12noon-2pm. Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing: On Fri­day Septem­ber 29, from 10am-12.30pm, Elaine Beer will be host­ing a cof­fee morn­ing in the Vicarage at Laleston as part of this year’s Macmil­lan Cof­fee morn­ing cam­paign.

All are wel­come to come along to the Vicarage and sup­port this very im­por­tant cause.

Dioce­san Con­fer­ence: Bishop June’s first Dioce­san Con­fer­ence is now rapidly ap­proach­ing (Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, in Cardiff) and we have been told that as part of the day, rep­re­sen­ta­tives are go­ing to be split into Dean­ery dis­cus­sion groups to talk about what it is that we cel­e­brate as a Dean­ery (ie what makes us).

Moth­ers’ Union: Meet­ings recom­mence this Tues­day evening fol­low­ing the sum­mer break.

The meet­ing will take the form of a ser­vice of com­pline at St David’s Church, Laleston at 6pm.

Up­com­ing meet­ings in­clude:

Oc­to­ber – Har­vest meet­ing on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, in St David’s Church Hall at 2pm and end­ing with a tea.

Novem­ber – Tues­day, Novem­ber 14, at 2pm in St David’s Church Hall, and the An­nual Cof­fee Morn­ing in the Gar­den­ing Club on Satur­day, Novem­ber 25.

Also a lit­tle re­minder that on the fourth Wed­nes­day of each month, the 9.30am Eucharist Ser­vice at St David’s Church is a Cor­po­rate Com­mu­nion with the Moth­ers’ Union – th­ese are planned for Septem­ber 27, Oc­to­ber 25, and Novem­ber 22.

Church News: Shoe­box Cam­paign

The Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse (Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child) shoe­box cam­paign will shortly be start­ing and al­though Christ­mas seems a long way off, boxes in­vari­ably have to be re­turned and at the depot by mid-Novem­ber in order to be cir­cu­lated around the world.

We are al­ready pre­par­ing to be in­volved across the Benefice and any­one in­ter­ested in fill­ing one or more boxes should speak with ei­ther Linda Col­lier (All Saints – 01656 663 206) or Carys Brown (St David’s and St Teilo’s – 01656 650 685) who are ac­quir­ing sup­plies of flat packed boxes which do not need wrap­ping.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion will be shared as soon as pos­si­ble.

Fair­trade at Christ­mas – While on the sub­ject of Christ­mas please also re­mem­ber that at the back of All Saints Church, Pen-y-Fai, there is a Fair­trade ta­ble com­plete with cat­a­logues that in­clude a Christ­mas sec­tion.

Any or­ders can be given to De­lyth Parry or Tr­ish Owen and or­ders can be col­lected nice and early if needed.

Christ­mas Lunch – Once again Pat Gre­gory has kindly of­fered to ar­range an early Christ­mas lunch for the Benefice and this will take place on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 29, at the At­lantic Ho­tel in Porth­cawl.

A bus will be made avail­able (at ad­di­tional cost) for those who wish to use it and fur­ther de­tails will be avail­able in the very near fu­ture.

Any­one in­ter­ested in com­ing to­gether for some early fes­tiv­i­ties should con­tact Pat on 01656 659 838.

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