St Cadoc’s Chinese and Silent Auction
St Cadoc’s Church were thrilled to welcome a very special guest on 8th October when Wales international and British Lion Talaupe Faletau called in to see us.
To raise funds for the upkeep of the church building and mission in Trevethin a Chinese and Silent Auction was held at St Cadoc’s Church Hall. Lots were donated by The Yew Tree, Dan the Butcher, The Parkway Hotel and many other individuals and local businesses. Sealed bids were invited with the highest bid winning the item.
Concurrently a Chinese Auction was held in which guests were invited to buy raffle tickets and enter the draw for the item of their choice.
A splendid “around the world buffet” was provided and over £1100 was raised for church funds.
European Heritage Open Day.
On 27th September 2014, a week later than in other years St Cadoc’s held an Open Day in aid of the upkeep of the Churchyard. A steady stream of people came throughout the day to climb the tower, inspect the registers and other displays, particularly those continuing the commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War and trace their family history.
To fuel all this hard work a wonderful tea and barbecue was provided.
St John’s Centenary Celebration Dinner and Book Launch.
St John’s opened for worship in 1913 and so is engaged in celebrating 100 years of serving the community of Wainfelin.
A celebratory dinner was held on the evening of Friday 12th September attended by members of the Benefice, local Dignataries and Rt Revd Richard Pain, the Bishop of Monmouth at which a book on the history of St John’s entitled “Divine Reflection” by Mr Arthur Crane was launched.
The excellent buffet was provided by the Yew Tree Italian Restaurant and entertainment by a superb evening was had by all present.
Copies of “Divine Reflection” are on sale from Pontypool Vicarage, priced at £5.
Great War Centenary Commemoration
On 4th August at 11.00 am a Torfaen County Borough Council service was held in St Cadoc’s Church to commemorate the centenary of Britain’s entry into what came to be known as World War One.
The service was led By Rev. Malcolm Warren of the Pontypool Benefice, Rev. Bev Morgan of Merchant’s Hill Baptist Church and Rev. Alvin Richards-Clarke who read the lesson from Romans Chapter 12 in Welsh, and included members of a number of Voluntary groups from the area as well as Torfaen Play who did the dramatic reading of Psalm 46. The standards of the Pontypool Branch of the Veterans Association were brought into into church during the singing of the first hymn.
During the service a candle was lit to remember each soldier from Torfaen killed in that conflict who was brought back and laid to rest in the county as his name was read out. A large candle was then lit to remember those who have been affected by the wars of history.
Following the blessing and the return of the standards during the singing of the final hymn the 6th bell was tolled 100 times to mark the century that has elapsed since Britain entered The Great War.