What a week it has been! Today, Wednesday, is a special birthday for Fr John, and we celebrated yesterday at St David's with eucharist followed by a fantastic buffet lunch. It was good to see so many visitors from Rhymney, Barry, Nottingham and France. John received a new Kindle so we might get him on to Facebook yet! And a peal was rung in Scotland by members of the Llandaff and Monmouth association of church bellringers who are on their Summer tour, to commemorate John’s 70th too. Many happy returns John and have a great holiday.
In addition we are still celebrating last Friday's wonderful organ recital at St David's, which has now raised over £1000 towards the organ fund. The recital was given by Dr Emma Gibbins of Newport Cathedral and it was a joy to listen to her. Thank you Emma, from your friends in Merthyr Tydfil. Diolch also to Nancy, Elizabeth and Lynda for the fundraising cards, bags, key rings and organ pipes, and to the ladies of the Quar for the lovely lunches. Our next recital is on Friday 30 June, do join us!