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Wednesday, 22 February 2012
On February 5th we had a fantastic concert, in church, with works by Rheinberger, Mendelsson, Stanford, and some Madrigals all performed by the St Richards Singers  in aid of the New Rooms Project. The programme also included instrumental items and solos by members of the singers. £651 was donated, with gift aid to be added to this sum! Many thanks to the St Richards Singers.

Coming up we have an afternoon recital by Tom Cooper Price, a very talented young pianist, on Saturday 3rd of March at 2:30 in the afternoon, followed by Tea. Also do get your tickets for the Pudding Tasting Evening on 17th March from the Church Wardens £10 each.

We have talked alot about the Fundraising aspects of the New Rooms, but behind the scenes your committee have been working on the plans for the rooms. We are hoping to have a set of drawings both outline and perspective drawings of the proposed project from the Architect before the end of March to display in the Church for everyone to see what we are getting for your kindly donated money
The Reverend Dr
Allan Kenneth Jenkins
1940 – 2012

As many people will already know, Dr Allan Jenkins, who retired from his role as Priest at St Mary our Lady in 2008 sadly died at the end of January this year. His Funeral and Requiem Mass was held at St Lukes Canton, Cardiff on the 2nd of February. The address at this service was given by his life long friend Canon Richard Hansford. The full text and the order of service can be read at the following links:
Address at Requiem Mass, St Luke, Canton »
Order of Service for Requiem Mass at St Luke Canton »

Simultaneously with the service in Canton, a Requiem Eucharist was held at St Mary Our Lady, which was attended by 77 parishioners and friends of Allan. Father Stephen's short address can be read by clicking on the following link: Fr Stephen's Eulogy »
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Last Sunday was Plough Sunday at St Mary Our Lady. We had a plough ( thanks very much to the Lyttons) and seeds to bless, and a guest speaker from Farming Crisis Network, Leslie Vokes who told us about the work of this Christian Charity supporting isolated farmers in difficult times. After the service we were treated to a Ploughmans Lunch of fresh home made bread, cheese, wonderful chutney and pickled onions!! Keep an eye out for our next themed eucharist on the fifth Sunday of April 2012.

Coming up before that we have the St Richards Singers and Players in church at 6:30pm this Sunday, Tom Cooper-Price will give a piano recital in the afternoon of 3rd of March followed by tea, and do buy your ticket for the Pudding Tasting evening on the 17th of March, available now from the Church Wardens, all in aid of the New Church Rooms!!
Snowdrops in the churchyard