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Yn ystod y cloi i lawr, rwyf wedi dilyn Cwrs Ysgrifennu Creadigol Cymreig. Mae’n debyg bod yna lawer o gamgymeriadau. Ond mae wedi bod yn hwyl. Mae hyn yn rhan un o dri-During the lockdown, I have followed a Welsh … Continue reading

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Still healing after all this time: a response to the Church Times about the Church in Wales

In one sense, I cannot argue with the experiences of the former Assistant Bishop of Llandaff’s views of the Church in Wales. They are found here: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/15-may/features/features/church-in-wales-still-bleeding-after-all-this-time?fbclid=IwAR0DerE2PUEn4iMPIdi1tSU7q0aL1gyO1nSBiM9E1DDrWi8fUyEZ7hzVe0k. They are his. However I am sure that Bishop David Wilbourne’s Wales is … Continue reading

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Homily for Fourth Sunday of Easter. Bilingual

The Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2. 42-47 Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2. 19-25 and John 10. 1-10 The second volume of Luke’s work: The Acts of the Apostles starts immediately after Easter with the risen Jesus in a small … Continue reading

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Homily for Third Sunday of Easter/Homili ar gyfer Trydydd Sul y Pasg

The Third Sunday of Easter Zephaniah 3:14-20, Psalm 116, Acts 2:14a, 36-41 and Luke 24:13-35 The story of the walk to Emmaus is one of the most captivating of the post-Easter stories. It is evening of Easter Day. Two of … Continue reading

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Homily for Second Sunday of Easter/Homili ar gyfer Ail Sul y Pasg

Acts 2. 14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1. 3-9 and John 20. 19-31 Unprecedented is a word that seems to be well worn these days. But we do live in times that might be described as such. ‘When do … Continue reading

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Homily for Easter Day/Homili ar gyfer Sul y Pasg

I will attempt to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation but for slightly longer than just a minute. The first Easter was messy, complicated and humbling. Byddaf yn ceisio siarad heb betruso, ailadrodd na gwyriad ond am ychydig dros funud. … Continue reading

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My homily for Palm Sunday – Fy homili ar gyfer Sul y Blodau

Palm Sunday (5 April 2020) Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 21:1-22 There are two part of the entry of Jesus and his followers into Jerusalem. The first revolves around obtaining the donkey and riding on it into Jerusalem with the crowds … Continue reading

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My homily for Passion Sunday – Fy homili ar gyfer Sul y Dioddefaint

Mae’r fersiwn Gymraeg yn dilyn y Saesneg Passion Sunday (29 March 2020) Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11 and John 11:1-45 I guess that most of us are more familiar with the New Testament than the Old Testament. The Old Testament was … Continue reading

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Hope and Defiance

Like many others, I lit a candle in the window on the evening of Mothering Sunday in hope. Light is a good thing. It dispels darkness and also shows up what the darkness conceals. Quite rightly, people lit their candles … Continue reading

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Sermon/Bregeth i Mothering Sunday/Sul y Mam

Yn Saesneg yn gyntaf yna Cymraeg Mothering Sunday (22 March 2020) Exodus 2:1-10, Psalm 34, 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 and John 19:25-27 I don’t think I ever in my wildest dreams imagined that I would write a sermon in these circumstances … Continue reading

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