It’s 2020 and the year of Pilgrimage in Llandaff Diocese in the Church in Wales. As such in the Deanery of Bridgend we have decided to let you see behind the scenes, so to speak, and come for a year long pilgrimage walk with us.
Tedi Su was excited today to find that she and Rev Suz were going to meet a teacher from Brynmenyn Primary School. Rev Suz is going to help with some of the RE curriculum and so met with Mr Gwillim to plan a mock baptism for the children to take part in. Tedi Su can’t wait!
In the meantime – it’s hospital visiting this afternoon.
Big afternoon baptism Sunday just gone where one of the local families that we have had much to do with brought their latest edition along. Olivia-Grace was quite smitten with the Teds and joined in with the service on more than one occasion – she’s like her grandmother in that respect!
It’s really great when a family, in this liberal day and age, bring their little one into church to promise to bring them up as a friend of Jesus. There is no better way to live in my opinion and it’s heartening to see others agree.
Here we have a photo of the godparents (and parents) who promised to do their bit. Let’s see if they come good on their promises eh?
Ruby is pictured here holding the boys and is going to be baptised in our Messy Church service in a few weeks time. It’s just right for Ruby as she cannot sit still for a second and so a busy busy church service makes sense.
It’s been another busy day for Tedi Su as today she got to find out what it’s like preparing for occasional offices. From the baptism visit to preparing the service with a funeral in between, it’s been quite a hectic day! Right now, it’s time to prepare for another funeral tomorrow though.
You know that something is either very right or very wrong when you walk into a house with two Teds and say “They are just following me around for the year. Can we grab a picture?” and the reply is “Yes fine.”
Anyhow the Teds came with me when I went to visit a young couple who wanted to book a baptism your their son who had been born a few months ago. There are many ways that this could meeting could have been done but having had four little people of my own I remember how hard it is to get them and all their equipment anywhere so I always choose to go out to do baptism visits.
We had a good natter about life the universe and everything, we agreed a date and time, and I left them with some homework regarding the service itself.