During the past few difficult months because of Covid-19 and the fact that it is still with us, we have really missed the services and your fellowship during most of this year. We have greatly missed your presence, not only on Sundays but also in the mid-week Cymdeithas meetings and the annual Sale of Work held in May and our Afternoon Tea held in Hafan Deg in September of each year. On each of these dates we can only remember the pleasant afternoons spent among friends over many years and we have always been very appreciative of the support given by the local community.
Unfortunately it will not be possible to hold the Carol Service this year. This is a time when we normally celebrate together with many friends and the local community when, following the service, we are able to chat together and enjoy light refreshments.
Despite the circumstances, we are still very thankful for the services we receive through e-mail every Sunday from the Rev. Eirlys Gruffydd Evans and the Rev. Marc Morgan. These are also distributed to those who do not have computer resources. Should any of you like to receive a copy of these services, either by e-mail or by post, please contact the Secretary on the above phone number or e-mail address.
We trust that you are all keeping safe and well during this pandemic and we hope we will be able to meet up again sometime in the new year. In the meantime, we wish everyone a Peaceful and Blessed Christmas from us all at Ebeneser Chapel.
May – October 2020
At the present time, we do not know when the chapel will reopen for services. Despite the difficulties of Covid-19, we are extremely grateful to our minister, the Rev Eirlys Gruffydd Evans, and also to the Rev Marc Morgan, Area Superintendent Minister, for the weekly services they prepare for us via e-mail. These have been a very welcome resource for members and friends of the chapel. We’ve also been very grateful for programmes on the radio and television and for the ability to listen and watch these services.
We do not know when we’ll be able to join fellow members in services of worship at the chapel. But the hope is that we will see better days and that this virus will disappear completely by us following the safety guidance.
We send our very best wishes to all of our members and friends in the area and wish you all good health during this very difficult period.
January – April 2020
We extend our sincere sympathy to Barbara Milne following the loss of her auntie, Mrs Beryl Roberts, at the end of November following a long illness. Also, it was with great sadness that we heard about the death of Mrs Ena Pritchard at 90 years of age. Ena had been a faithful and hard-working member at Ebeneser all of her life. Her funeral service was held at Ebeneser on the last day of 2019 under the care of the Rev Eirlys Gruffydd Evans with Mrs Margaret Roberts at the organ. We extend our deepest sympathy to her daughter, Karen, and all the family in their loss. On 6th January, the funeral service of Mrs Connie Evans took place at Ebeneser, officiated by the Rev Eirlys Gruffydd Evans with Mrs Margaret Roberts at the organ. Our sincere sympathy is extended to all her family in their sad loss.
Our annual bilingual Carol Service held on December 22nd was well attended again this year with many friends, old and new, joining us in the service arranged by our minister the Rev Eirlys Gruffydd Evans. Following the service, there was an opportunity for all to chat together over a cup of tea and cake.
We would like to thank the Rev Eirlys Gruffydd Evans for her service and care of all the members throughout the year.
It is with deep sadness that we record the death of Mrs Jane Ann Roberts at the beginning of February following a long illness. She was a faithful member of the chapel and will be greatly missed. We sincerely sympathise with her daughter Ann Giddins and the rest of the family in their loss, whilst remembering that it was only recently that Mrs Roberts became a great grandmother for the first time to Ffion Esther, daughter of Siân and Dan.
We should like to draw attention to the services to be held on 29th March and May 10th when on both occasions the address will in the English language and under the care of the Rev Siân Williams.
We send our best wishes to all members and friends of the chapel, whilst remembering the ones who cannot attend due to ill health. We especially remember Mrs Eunice Griffths and also Mrs Carys Huxley, who has been so unfortunate as to have had another accident. We miss your presence in the services and send our best wishes to you for an early recovery.
We would like to remind everyone about our Communion Service held on Good Friday morning at 10.30a.m. under the care of the Rev Eirlys Gruffydd Evans. This will be a Welsh service and a warm welcome is extended to all.
September – December 2019
We extend our sincere sympathy to Mrs Iris Roberts and family in their sad loss of a husband, father and grandfather. The funeral of Les Roberts took place at Ebeneser Chapel on Wednesday, August 21st under the care of the Rev. Marc Morgan with Mrs Margaret Roberts at the organ.
We also extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Jane Ann Roberts on the loss of her husband Norman Jackson Roberts. The service of remembrance was held at Ebeneser Chapel on Tuesday, August 27th under the care of our minister the Rev. Eirlys Gruffydd Evans along with the Rev. Huw Powell Davies with Mrs Margaret Roberts at the organ. Our sympathy is extended to all the family in their sad loss.
Our annual Afternoon Tea, which was held at Hafan Deg on Saturday, September 7th, was very successful. We thank everyone who came to support us.
We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of Mrs Carys Huxley and Mrs Ceridwen Orton, who have recently lost their uncle, Mr Alun Griffiths of Maes Llewelyn. We also extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Margaret Roberts on the recent loss of her auntie, Mrs Nora Edwards, Mold.
On Sunday, September 8th, at 6.00p.m. the Rev. Dr. Siôn Aled Owen, Wrexham, was the guest preacher at our annual Preaching Meeting service and on Sunday, September 22nd, at 6.00p.m. we attended Bethel Chapel, Rhiw Iâl, Llanarmon yn Iâl, for the annual joint Cymanfa Ganu when Mrs Janet Evans, Flint, was in charge of the singing.
Our Harvest Thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday, October 13th, at 6.00p.m. when the Rev. Marc Morgan will be officiating and on Sunday 8th, December at 6.00p.m. we look forward to welcoming the Rev. Dr. Jennie Hurd, Chair of Synod Cymru. Both services will be united meetings and a warm welcome is extended to all
Once again, we will be holding our annual bilingual Carol Service on Sunday afternoon 22nd of December at 2.30p.m. We extend a very warm welcome to all to join us at this special service. The service will be under the care of our minister, the Rev. Eirlys Gruffydd Evans and afterwards there will be an opportunity to chat over light refreshments.
We send our warmest wishes to all who are not currently in the best of health and wish you all a speedy recovery.