We give a special welcome to The Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan and his wife, Hilary who have travelled over the bridge to be with us today, Sunday 9th March. +Barry and Hilary will be staying for coffee and a bring and share lunch so do stay and chat to them.
Archbishop Barry was ordained in 1972, and became a parish priest and lecturer in Theology. From 1986 to 1993 he was Archdeacon of Merioneth, in 1993 was made Bishop of Bangor and in 1999 Bishop of Llandaff, before being voted Archbishop of Wales by the six Welsh bishops. Recently Archbishop Barry went out with the street pastors in Pontypridd and joined in with them as they talked to the clubbers on a Friday night.
Join us as we celebrate +Barry’s visit and the beginning of the penitential season of Lent. Lent is a time of spiritual preparation echoing the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness before embarking on his ministry. The Old Testament reading tells the story of “The Fall”; a time when sin entered the world through human disobedience. We are really pleased that this is being read in Welsh by Albert Jones, a member of the Taunton Welsh Society and in English by Chorister Rosanna Smillie.