Welcome to The Ministry Area of Bro Enllis

Welcome to our family of seven Anglican churches which stretch from the market town of Pwllheli along the beautiful and stunning southern coastline of The Llŷn Peninsula towards Aberdaron.

Bro is a Welsh word that infers a distinct geographical area. Enlli is the Sacred Island that the pilgrim paths, connecting all of our churches lead to, at the end of the Peninsula.

We are an Inclusive Church, within the Bangor Diocese of The Church in Wales, which have sought to Worshipping God, Grow the Church and Love the World since the 6th century.

Christianity has been a living faith on the Llyn Peninsula for well over 1400 years. The fact that so many of the churches in the area are dedicated to the saints of those early years bears testimony to the fact that the Christian faith has been cherished and continues to be cherished since those early days. Almost all of those early Christian Celtic saints who converted the people of Wales were travelling missionaries. The location of sites dedicated to these early missionaries indicates that they settled in our area and thus began the mission that we ourselves in these modern days are privileged to continue. The people of the Llŷn Peninsula have welcomed pilgrims and visitors for a thousand years and it is wonderful that we are able to welcome YOU to our churches.

Service Times

Sunday Services

Church of the Holy Cross, Llannor
Sunday Eucharist 11:30am (Welsh)
St Cian, Llangian
Alternate Sundays Eucharist with St Engan’s Church, Llanengan 9am (English)
St Engan, Llanengan
Alternate Sundays Eucharist with St Cian’s Church, Llangian 9am (English)
St Hywyn, Aberdaron
Sunday Eucharist 10:30am (Bilingual)
St Maelrhys, Llanfaelrhys
Sunday Evening Prayer 2pm (Welsh)
3rd Sunday of month Eucharist 2pm (Bilingual)
St Pedrog, Llanbedrog
Sunday Eucharist 10am (Bilingual)
St Peter, Pwllheli
Sunday Eucharist 10:30am (Bilingual)

Midweek Services

St Hywyn, Aberdaron
Thursday Eucharist 10:00am (Bilingual)
St Pedrog, Llanbedrog
Wednesday Eucharist 10am (Bilingual)
Wednesday Bible Study 11am (Bilingual)
St Peter, Pwllheli
Tuesday Eucharist 10:30am (Bilingual)
Friday Benediction 3pm (Bilingual)
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What’s On

Within Bro Enlli there are often events beyond our Sunday and midweek services. Concerts, celebratory services, exhibitions, coffee mornings etc. and much more.

You can find out what’s happening in any of our churches through the google calendar and download the information to your device.

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Dear all
I do hope that you are all well and safe - much love and prayers to you.
A few announcements first:
- these are the contact details for Fr. Rhun: 01758 461438 / 07957 675918 / rhunaprobert@cinw.org.uk
- I have now received further news about the costs of replacing our 29 windows in Llanbedrog Church Hall - they will be £1000 each . The project and the appeal is now moving forward and if you would like to purchase a window in memory of loved ones then please do let me know or offer a donation - many thanks indeed.
- Bro Enlli website: www.broenlli.com

So we come to the last pair of reflections on the spiritual gifts mentioned by Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians (chapter 12, verses 1-12) namely the gift of prayer and speaking in tongues. This week we will look at what Paul has to say directly about this gift and next week, to finish the series, we will look at an example from the Old Testament.

"I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you; nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue". (1 Corinthians 14.18-19).

On the whole, when Paul discusses the spiritual gift of praying in tongues, he is talking about a form of inspired prayer and praise, identified as praying or singing in the Spirit (I Corinthians 14.15). As he addresses the Corinthians here, he distinguishes between prophecy and the act of speaking in tongues. Prophecy is primarily a form of speech that emanates from God and is addressed to the community or to individuals within a particular Christian community. Speaking in tongues, however, is a form of prayer addressed by individuals within the community to God. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul is criticising the people for attaching undue importance to this gift. It seems that they used this mysterious form of unintelligible sound as a sign that they were 'spiritual', with an enhanced social position in the community. Paul regarded it as being individualistic and questioned its use in a community setting (contrasting it to the gift of prophecy). In verses 13-19, however, he concedes that speaking in tongues can make a contribution to the community, if they can be interpreted and made intelligible.

For Paul, worship and prayer are intelligible corporate experiences, the goal of which is not so much a personal spiritual injection but, rather, a building up of the body of Christ, whereby all of the gathered faithful members are able to respond with the word 'Amen' (verse 16), signifying both understanding and agreement.
'Amen' is an interesting word. It not only signifies an endorsement of what has been heard but is also a sign that the one who utters the word is prepared to nail his or her colours to the mast. Elsewhere, Paul uses the word in the context of his own commitment to put into action what he has spoken in words (2 Corinthians 1.15-22). This reflects God's faithful promise to remain true to what he has spoken (2 Corinthians 1.18 and 20).
Each time we say 'Amen', let's be committed to what we are endorsing.

CALL US, YET AGAIN

Creator God,
breathing your own life into our being,
you gave us the gift of life:
You placed us on this earth
with its minerals and waters,
flowers and fruits,
living creatures of grace and beauty!
You gave us the care of the earth.
Today you call us:
"Where are you; what have you done?".
We hide in utter shame, for we are naked.
We violate the earth and plunder it;
We refuse to share the earth's resources;
We seek to own what is not ours, but yours.
Forgive us, creator God, and reconcile us to your creation.
O God of love
You gave us the gift of people -
of cultures, races and colours,
to love, to care for, to share our lives with.
Today you ask us:
"Where is your brother, your sister?"
We hide ourselves in shame and fear.
Poverty, hunger, hatred and war rule the earth;
The refugees, the oppressed and voiceless
cry out to you.
Forgive us, O God of love, and reconcile us to yourself and to one another.
Teach us, O Creator God of love,
that the earth and all its fullness is yours,
the world and those who dwell in it.
Call us yet again to safeguard the Gift of Life.

(World Council of Churches)

With much love
Andrew x
Bro Enlli
Bro Enlli
Annwyl bawb
Mawr obeithiaf eich bod yn iach ac yn saff - llawer o gariad a gweddiau atoch.
Ychydig o gyhoeddiadau i gychwyn:
- dyma manylion cyswlt ar gyfer y Tad Rhun: 01758 461438 / 07957 675918 / rhunaprobert@cinw.org.uk
- bellach rydym wedi cael manylion am gostau gosod ffenestri newydd yn Neuadd Eglwys Llanbedrog - 29 ohonynt - fe fydd y ffenestri yn £1000 yr un. Os buasech yn hoffi prynu ffenestr er cof am annwylion neu cyfraniad tuag at y gwaith, felly rhowch wybod i mi yn fuan - diolch o waelod calon
- gwefan Bro Enllii: www.broenlli.com

Ac felly dyma ni yn dod at ddiwedd y gyfres ar ddoniau ysbrydol Paul yn ei lythyr cyntaf at y Corinthiaid (pennod 12, adnodau 1-12) a dros y penwythnos yma dewch i ni fyfyrio ar ddoniau gweddi a llefaru a thafodau. Wythnos yma awn ati i edrych ar yr hyn mae Paul yn ei ddweud am y ddawn yma ac wedyn, i ddarfod, awn ati i edrych ar engraifft o'r Hen Destament dros y penwythnos nesaf.
"Diolch i Dduw, yr wyf fi'n llefaru a thafodau yn fwy na chwi i gyd. Ond yn yr eglwys, y mae'n well gennyf lefaru pum gair a'm deall, er mwyn hyfforddi eraill, na deng mil o eiriau a thafodau" (I Corinthiaid 14,18-19).

Ar y cyfan, pan mae Paul yn son am y ddawn o 'lefaru a thafodau', mae o'n cyfeirio'n benodol at fath arbennig o weddi a mawl dan ddylanwad yr Ysbryd (1 Corinthiaid 14.15). Yn wir, wrth iddo gyfarch Cristnogion cynnar Corinth, mae Paul yn gwahaniaethu rhwng y ddawn o broffwydo a'r ddawn o lefaru a thafodau. Yn feddylfryd Paul mae'r ddawn o broffwydo yn ffurf arbennig o siared sydd yn tarddu o Dduw ac yn cael ei gyfeirio thuag at y cymunedau Cristnogol neu at unigolion yn y cymunedau hynny. Mae'r ddawn o lefaru a thafodau yn ffurf arbennig o weddi sydd yn cael ei ddatgan gan unigolion oddi fewn i'r gymuned Gristnogol. Yn ei lythyr cyntaf at y Corinthiaid mae Paul yn beirniadu rhai o'r Cristnogion cynnar yng Nghorinth am osod ormod o bwysigrwydd ar lefaru a thafodau. Mae'n debyg fod yna bobl yn y cymunedau Cristnogol hynny yn defnyddio'r ddawn ddirgel yma i dynnu sylw at eu hunain er mwyn dangos eu bod yn fwy ysbrydol - y fi fawr ysbrydol! - ac yn chwilio am gydnabyddiaeth uwch oddi fewn i'r gymuned. Mae Paul yn credu fod hyn yn tueddu i fod yn unigolydd ac y mae o'n cwestiynnu defnydd o'r ddawn mewn cyd-destun cymunedol (yn anhebyg i'r ddawn o broffwydo). Yn adnodau 13 - 19, fodd bynnag, mae Paul yn cyfaddef fod y ddawn o lefaru a thafodau yn gallu gwneud cyfraniad arbennig i'r gymuned Gristnogol os y gellir dehongli a deall yr hyn sydd yn cael ei lefaru.

Mae'r weithred o weddi a mawl i Paul yn brofiad hanfodol o ddeallusrwydd cymunedol - mae hi'n bwysig fod pobl yn medru deall y profiad ac yn medru rhannu'r profiad. Nid rhyw fath o chwistrelliad bersonol a phreifet mo addoliad, ond yn hytrach, llwybr i gyd-adeiladu Corff Crist ble mae'r ffyddloniaid i gyd yn medru ateb hefo'r gair unigryw 'Amen' (adnod 16) - gair sydd yn golygu deallusrwydd a chytundeb.

Mae 'Amen' yn air diddorol. Nid yn unig ydyw'r gair yn symboleiddio cymeradwyaeth o'r hyn sydd wedi cael ei ddatgan yng nghyd-destun addoliad, ond hefyd yn arwydd fod yr un sydd yn llefaru'r Amen yn barod ac yn bendant i ddal at ei air. Mewn rhai o'i lythyrau eraill, mae Paul yn defynio'r gair (Amen) yng nghyd-destun ei ymrwymiad bersonol i weithredu yr hyn mae o wedi'w lefaru mewn geiriau (1 Corinthiaid 1.15-22) - hynny yw, defnyddio'r Amen i ddangos ei fwriad i ddal at ei air. Mae hyn i gyd yn adlewyrchu addewidion ffyddlon y Duwdod i ddal et EI air - y geiriau mae Duw wedi'w lefaru dros y cenhedlaethau drwy enau ei bobl.
Bob tro y byddwn i'n dweud Amen, gadewch i ni fod yn ffyddlon i'r hyn yr ydym yn ei gymeradwyo.

GALW NI, UNWAITH ETO
Dduw y Crewr,
yn anadlu dy fywyd dy hun i mewn i'n bod ni,
rhoddaist i ni rodd bywyd:
Gosodaist ni ar y ddaear hon
gyda'i mwynau a'i dyfroedd,
ei blodau a'i ffrwythau,
ei chreaduriaid byw, hawddgar a phrydferth.
Heddiw, 'rwyt yn ein galw ni:
"Ble 'rwyt ti; beth 'rwyt ti wedi ei wneud?"
'Rydym yn cuddio mewn cywilydd llwyr, oherwydd 'rydym yn noeth.
'Rydym yn treisio'r ddaear ac yn ei dinoethi:
'Rydym yn gwrthod rhannu adnoddau'r ddaear;
'Rydym yn ceisio perchnogi yr hyn nad yw'n eiddo i ni, ond yn eiddo i ti.
Maddau i ni, Dduw y crewr, a chymoda ni a'th gread.
Dduw cariad,
rhoddaist i ni rodd pobloedd -
o ddiwylliannau, hiliau a lliwiau,
i'w caru, i ofalu drostynt, i rannu'n bywyd a nhw.
Heddiw 'rwyt yn gofyn i ni:
"Ble mae dy frawd, dy chwaer?"
'Rydym yn ein cuddio'n hunain mewn cywilydd ac ofn.
Mae tlodi, newyn, casineb a rhyfel yn rheoli'r ddaear;
Mae'r ffoaduriaid, y gorthrymedig a'r rhai heb lais yn llefain atat ti.
Maddau i ni, Dduw cariad, a chymoda ni a'n gilydd.
Dysg ni, O Dduw y Creu a'r Caru,
fod y ddaear a'i holl lawnder yn eiddo i ti,
y byd a'r rhai sy'n byw ynddo.
Galw ni unwaith eto, i warchod y rhodd o Fywyd.

(Cyngor Eglwysi'r Byd)

Gyda llawer o gariad
Andrew x
Bro Enlli
Bro Enlli
Y Ddolen = The Link
Llythyr gan ein Hesgob am y Corff Llywodraethol
Letter from our Bishop about the Governing Body debate about the Service of Blessing for couples how have same-sex marriage.
https://bangor.eglwysyngnghymru.org.uk/yddolen/
Bro Enlli
Bro Enlli
The final farewell to Revd Canon Maurice Friggens who died on 31st August, will be in St Hywyn's Church at 12 noon on Tuesday 5th October.
Not only was Maurice a faithful member of the congregation with his wife Carol, he also served the church in his retirement by leading Sunday Eucharist Services in St Hywyn’s.

The family have asked that donations go to the St David’s Hospice, who provided palliative care for Maurice and support to Carol.

You can make your donations on-line via Just Giving - In memory of Maurice, set up by their daughter Emma https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-balderson1
Bro Enlli
Bro Enlli
Nos yfory ~ Tomorrow evening ~ Aberdaron

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Due to the lifting of  some Covid-19 safety restrictions all of our churches are now open for regular services.

The wearing of masks & social distancing are obligatory.  At Eucharist Services only communion wafers are given.