St John's Celebrate Dydd Gŵyl Dewi
St John's Church held their service for Dydd Gŵyl Dewi (St David's Day) at Chelford School and were rewarded with a large and enthusiastic congregation.
The school hall had been specially decorated for the day with many Welsh symbols and a mighty Ddraig Goch (Red dragon) flag was flying from the flag pole in a stiff breeze.
Children from the school and the Brownies participated brilliantly, reading the lessons and prayers. They presented every lady in the hall with a lovely bunch of Cennin Bedr (daffodils), at the start of the service.
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The hymns were sung enthusiastically, mixing the traditional Welsh tunes with some more modern ones.
The service was led with a light and humorous touch by Canon Ron Smith, who gave a thought provoking and entertaining talk on Dewi Sant's final sermon. He reminded everyone that the central message of this was to "do simple things well". Canon Ron illustrated this with some examples which probably struck a chord with everyone in the room.
The setting and the tone of the service contributed to a lovely community experience and all in the congregation had the opportunity to wish each other Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus Iawn (a very happy St David's Day) before tucking into tempting home-made cakes and tea.
Congratulations to all who organised and contributed to this friendly occasion and may there be many more like it.
Village Hall (Main Hall)