Harvest Thanksgiving at St Gwenfaen’s

Report and photographs from Susan Hanbury

A bi-lingual joint Ministry Area Harvest Thanksgiving service was held at St Gwenfaen’s church on the last Sunday of September. Led by Revd Rob Wardle, the newly inducted Ministry area Leader for Holy Island, supported by Revds Jane Bailey and Neil Ridings – with a congregation of 70.
Autumn fruits and vegetables adorned the prayer kneeler, also jams, fish, coal, water and two harvest wheat sheaves – one authentic and the other made from bread, with two tiny mice!

Following the service, the congregation joined together for a “Bring and Share” lunch at St Gwenfaen’s hall. Tins and packet food donated for the service were later delivered to the Food Bank and Digartref, Holyhead. It was wonderful to see our church full again for this traditional service, with harvest hymns sung with gusto, accompanied by Myfanwy on the organ and Joel on the trumpet!

From our Assembly Member, Rhun ap Iorwerth:

Plaid Cymru Parliamentary Candidate: “My warmest congratulations to Aled ap Dafydd on being chosen as Plaid Cymru’s Westminster candidate for Anglesey. There were four excellent candidates at the selection meeting – all with so much to offer Anglesey and Wales. I am grateful to all the candidates and know that Aled ap Dafydd will make an outstanding Member of Parliament for the island. In such uncertain times, it is vital that Anglesey has a strong team working for it at all levels. That’s why I’m looking forward to Aled being elected as a Member of Parliament – one who will roll up his sleeve as part of the Plaid Cymru Môn team to ensure the best for you, your families and your Community. ”

Aled ap Dafydd a Rhun ap Iorwerth

Ymgeisydd Seneddol Plaid Cymru:“Llongyfarchiadau gwresog i Aled ap Dafydd ar gael ei ddewis yn ymgeisydd San Steffan Plaid Cymru Ynys Môn. Cafwyd pedwar ymgeisydd rhagorol yn y cyfarfod dewis – pob un gyda chymaint i’w gynnig i Fôn a Chymru.Rydw i’n ddiolchgar i’r ymgeiswyr i gyd ac yn gwybod y bydd Aled ap Dafydd yn gwneud Aelod Seneddol penigamp dros yr ynys.Mewn cyfnod mor ansicr, mae’n allweddol bod gan Ynys Môn dîm cryf yn gweithio drosti ar bob lefel. Dyna pam yr ydw i yn edrych ymlaen at weld Aled yn cael ei ethol yn Aelod Seneddol – un wnaiff dorchi llewys fel rhan o dîm Plaid Cymru Môn i sicrhau’r gorau i chi, eich teuluoedd a’ch Cymuned.”

Summer’s dog beach ban ending

Many of you probably don’t even know that dogs are banned on certain Anglesey beaches during the Summer months – not Borthwen as I happens.

There are restrictions on seven beaches between May 1st and September 30th. These are: Beaumaris, Benllech, Cemaes Bay, Trearddur Bay (part of), Llanddwyn, Llanddona, Porth Dafarch.

But dogs must be kept on their leads on the promenades at Benllech, Cemaes and Trearddur. Take note, as you can be fined if caught not following these rules. But now, of course, and through the winter, walking on beaches can be enjoyed by all, including dogs: