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Bridgend Deanery Parish of Llanilid with Pencoed & Heol-Y-Cyw

Teds outreach

Do you remember the other day I took the Teds to the the Llandaff Diocesan Standing Committee in the post entitled ‘Teds see how the diocese really works’? Well a year or two back that committee was split into special groups to plan for the future. The Outreach group then by its nature is full of people who are happy to explore all the ways the church can reach out into the world which is why this picture is taken in a room at the edge of a beer garden of a pub in Cardiff!

If you have no vision then the people perish the bible says and as an outreach group we have been meeting every few months over the last year or two to help do our bit.

Thankfully this diocese does have a vision that it is working through: https://llandaff.churchinwales.org.uk/diocesan-strategic-vision/

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Bridgend Deanery Parish of Llanilid with Pencoed & Heol-Y-Cyw

Teds see how the Diocese really works

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.