The Retired Clergy Association has spent a quiet day in Llangasty Retreat House.
Archbishop John joined them for part of the morning on October 9, expressing his thanks for the work of the retired in many parishes, and sharing some thoughts and hopes. The day was then led by Rev Mark Griffiths, Swansea St Gabriel, looking at the opening of the eyes of the man told (John 9) to wash in the pool of Siloam.
Explaining the significance of Siloam, he continued to the wider implications of opening our eyes, and to the awareness of being seen by the risen Christ, the Pantocrator.
The 10 clergy attending, including one from the north of the diocese, are pictured by the front door of the Retreat House. Having expressed their thanks to Mark for his leading the day, they now look forward to monthly meetings in St Barnabas, Uplands on Tuesdays at 10.30-12. The next is on Tuesday, November 14, with Rev Tim Ardouin, and then on December 12 with the Dean.