LALESTON, BRYNTIRION, CEFN GLAS & BROADLANDS
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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@ pressrite.co.uk.
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.