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Parish of Llanilid with Pencoed & Heol-Y-Cyw

Teds bump into Geraint the clerk

It’s a funny old game being a vicar. You never know who you are going to bump into and when.

Me and the boys were standing outside the house waiting for the funeral director to pick us up to go to Jeans funeral (see previous post) and Geraint the council clerk comes out of the council office which is opposite my house. He wanted a chat about the up and coming civic service and also the VE Day celebrations in the community.

He then noticed the Teds and was happy to pose for a photo. Who isn’t.!

http://www.pencoedtowncouncil.gov.uk/Pencoed-TC/Default.aspx

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Parish of Llanilid with Pencoed & Heol-Y-Cyw

Teds tag along on a funeral visit

I often find myself organising funerals and so say to people “Plan what you want in your funeral well in advance then put it in an envelope marked ‘for the vicar’ and put it somewhere safe.” Well Jean who was one of my parishioners from my Llantrisant days had done just that. So I took Teds along to meet Jeans children David and Helen to discuss the funeral arrangements for their mum.

It was sad having to be there as it meant Jean was no longer with us but also we laughed a lot too remembering all her ways and sayings and reflecting on a life well lived. Some people get really grumpy when they get older but not Jean – she was full of life in her Autumn years. An example to us all. Ask me how many hymns shes wants in her service!

And as she was a lady of faith I know that she has gone on before us and we will be reunited again. I am looking forward to that a lot.

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Parish of Llansantffraid, Betws & Aberkenfig

Tedi Su gets busy with occasional offices

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.