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.
It was a hardy group that gathered for Week 1 of the Diocesan Lent Course in a cold St John’s Church this afternoon. There was much discussion about our own journeys and although Tedi Su joined the group for the photograph she was, as usual, more interested in the cake.
How do you run the Church in Wales? Chop it into parts and call them Dioceses.
How do you run a Diocese? Chop it into parts and call them Deanery’s.
How do you run a Deanery? Chop it into parts and call them parishes.
After explaining that to the Teds the Llandaff Diocesan Standing Committee meeting made a bit more sense. It’s a gathering of a clergyperson and a real person from each Deanery along with some other really important people from the Diocese like the Bishop.
The Teds observed lots of interesting subjects like – How is the 2020 year going? How is the Five Year Vision going? How is the money situation? What shall we do about this area of parishes and what shall we do about that area of parishes? Are we doing what God wants?
It sounds dull I guess but when you are there it is interesting watching how the team keeps the good ship Llandaff afloat and on course.