you at worship over the next few weeks will know that we
have a Viscount demo organ installed for us to try out. We
(Bev, Jenny our organist, the stewards) are interested in
your feedback about it. The organ will be leaving again on
14th November so take the opportunity to come and listen,
either at worship on the Sundays of 5th and 12th November or
during the week of 6th-10th November when Jenny will be
playing from 1-2pm every day as part of our art exhibition.
Thank you to everyone who gave at the Organ Fund Gift Day in
October. The Gift Day itself has raised £7,115.32 to date,
which is increased by a further £1,384.96 from gift aided
donations. Thank you so much to everyone who gave so very
Adding this in to the funds raised already via fund-raising
and giving we stand (at the end of October) at £14,569.64
(not including gift aid reclaim or a very generous donation
of £10,000 made some time ago before the organ fund came
into existence, some of which could be used for the organ if
required.) We already have two successful grant applications
from the Circuit and District (of up to £3,800 each, 10% of
the total cost) and we have another three for which we are
awaiting a response (Gwynt y Mor Wind Farm Fund, the Town
Council and Methodist Connexion.) Members of the church have
other fund-raising ideas in plan so keep an eye out for how
you can support those. Or come up with others of your own!
We are well on the way to raising the necessary funds for
our new organ. Thank you for your continued focus and
commitment to the quality of worship in our church.
Meanwhile, we are continuing to work on plans for the hub
development to connect the hall to the church and provide
improved welcome, hospitality and access to the sanctuary.
We have had a slight set-back - our architect is having to
withdraw due to plans to retire. However, he has given up
plenty of warning of this and we are in the process of
seeking out a new architect with whom we can see the project
through should it come to fruition. Please pray for the
group leading this phase of the project. It is fundamental
to our future as a church connected to the wider community.