DSCF1868Members at Clydach had three opportunities to sing the traditional carols.
Early in Advent the now traditional bilingual service shared with Capel y
Nant was held in the main chapel, with Bible and contemporary readings, and
a collection for Water Aid.  On the Sunday before Christmas, Alan Cram
co-ordinated a service in which Wesley Guild members chose the carols.
Marilyn Harry, Secretary of the Guild, dug out an old candle tree that used
to be used in Sunday School at the old church on Clydach Road – the photo
shows all those at the service, with the tree and Advent ring.  Finally,
some of us went carol-singing as part of the CYTUN programme in the village.
After half an hour in the foyer of the Co-op, we tried a new venture of
singing in The Village Tavern, with permission of the landlord, and some
‘interesting’ reactions from some of his customers.  Thanks to the
generosity of shoppers, those at the pub, and a generous individual
donation, we raised £70 for Shelter Cymru.  It’s been suggested that next
year we might take in a couple of other hostelries as well, and take along a
big banner saying who we are.