Hope Parish Website

Hope Parish Website headerChurch in Wales cross

November 2017

Rev Adam Pawley

The Rector Writes

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Harvest. Produce has been taken to the Salvation Army Centre in Wrexham and tins and packets have gone to the Foodbank. It was a kind gesture of the ladies to dedicate the harvest flowers in memory of Megan Shone who for many years decorated the North chancel window in the church. The younger ones clearly enjoyed making the scarecrows! £280 was collected in Hope for the Caribbean Islands and close to £100 in Emmanuel for the South Sudanese refugees.

Read more...

October 2017

The Rector Writes

Alpha course logoThis month sparks the launch of our next Alpha, beginning on Monday 2nd October for 11 weeks in Emmanuel Church, Penyffordd. Alpha is a chance to explore the Christian faith, ask your own questions and share your point of view regardless of what you think. It’s for those who’ve never set foot inside a church, those who would like to debate the Christian faith, those who would like to consider adult baptism or ‘confirmation’ (membership into the church), and anyone else who’d like to revisit or rethink through the basics.

Read more...

September 2017

The Rector Writes

It’s September. I hope you’ve had a good rest over the summer and bank holiday. There is much to be said of Jesus’ words, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you ‘rest’.” The rest that Jesus offers to each of us is a special rest – a spiritual rest – a wholesome rest – a fulfilling rest – a rest that gives to us hope for the future, strength for the present and forgiveness of the past. May we each know more fully Jesus’ rest not least to equip us as we come now to the activity of the September season!

Read more...

August 2017

The Rector Writes

This month I would like to begin with some introductions.

Firstly, welcome to Simon Piercy. Simon, a local primary school teacher and until now the regular church organist at St John’s Penymynydd, has recently been accepted for ordination training. Under the new Church In Wales’ St Padarn’s Institute Training Scheme, Simon is going to be training locally and we (Hope and Emmanuel) are fortunate enough to have been selected to be his main church placement for the next twelve months.

Read more...

July 2017

The Rector Writes
This month begins with Bishop Gregory making his Visitation to the Borderlands and Mold Mission Areas on Sunday 2nd July in St Matthews Buckley. where he will address members of the Mission Area Conferences and their committees together with clergy and wardens. Following the 3pm Visitation, afternoon tea will be served.
At 5pm there will be a Holy Communion Altogether service to which all are invited.

Read more...

June 2017

The Rector Writes

This month I am delighted to announce the launch of THE COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE (CBE) in both Hope Church and Emmanuel Penyffordd. If you’ve ever wanted to get a good grasp of the entire New Testament: Now is the time!

Read more...

May 2017

The Rector Writes
No Prayer Page this month! That’s because this month the Rector Writes column is an invitation to you to Pray.
‘Thy Kingdom Come…’ Familiar words from the Lord’s Prayer? They are powerful words from the Lord’s Prayer too!
This month, The Church In Wales is joining with the Church of England and Anglican Communion’s new initiative, A Global Wave of Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come.

Read more...

April 2017

The Rector Writes

Alistair McGrath, professor of science and religion in Oxford University, presents in his book, ‘Knowing Christ’, (Hodder & Stoughton, 2001), several ways in which we can each know for ourselves Jesus Christ.

Read more...

March 2017

The Rector Writes

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Happy Saint David’s Day! Which this year of course also coincides with Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.

Read more...

February 2017

The Rector Writes

Rev Gerald Griffiths, the well respected and much loved, former Rector of Hope in the 1990s, you may have heard went to be with the Lord last month. Many of you here no doubt have your own fond memories of Gerald and his ministry here in Hope. From our time in Wrexham, Rachel and I remember Gerald too – as an excellent man.

Read more...

See full archive of The Rector Writes articles