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.

Parish of Llanilid with Pencoed & Heol-Y-Cyw

Teds visit the ATC Civcon

“Off to the ATC CivCon” I said. “What on earth is all that about” say the Teds. As I explained to them the ATC CivCon is shorthand for the Air Training Corps Civilian Committee. Its basically like your school governors group or your Parent Teachers Association group. Its a group of volunteers who keep an eye on the squadron and make sure the cadets are having a great time and there is enough money in the bank to keep the show on the road.

The squadron has grown quite a bit and the Civcon has also grown quite a bit recently to but there is always room for more members if you are interested. Donna is the girl to contact

We were looking at the organisation of the Winter Ball (which is looking like becoming more like the Spring or Easter Ball) amongst other things. By the time we had finished there was the noise of Teddy snores from the corner of the room. It’s been a long day for my knitted companions.