Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on 11th November, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
This year has special significance – on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, 100 years ago, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare during the First World War.
In St Athan the service starts at St Athan Church at 10.00am and then moves up to the monument at 10.45 for a wreath laying ceremony.
The annual Christmas lights switch on will take place on Sunday 2nd December – and a fun packed afternoon is planned. More information to follow.
The application forms are now available out for the very popular Senior Citizens Christmas Party at The St Athan Community Centre – to reserve your place please send in your forms ASAP.
Forms can be obtained from Londis the St Athan Chemist or contact us
The Vale of Glamorgan is holding a consultation day at The Gathering Place, St Athan to look at how active travel can be promoted in the area. This is in line with the Welsh Governments Active Travel (Wales) Act.
The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 is landmark Welsh law to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in Wales. The Act requires Welsh ministers to publish annual reports on the amount of active travel journeys are made in Wales. The annual report also updates on progress of the Act’s implementation since it began on 25 September 2014.The Act – which is considered to be a world first – makes it a legal requirement for local authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for active travel, and to build and improve their infrastructure for walking and cycling every year. It creates new duties for highways authorities to consider the needs of walkers and cyclists and make better provision for them. It also requires both the Welsh Government and local authorities to promote walking and cycling as a mode of transport
However, this would also be a good chance to meet the team that can help with local road safety issues, which in the St Athan Community Council consultation earlier this year was a big draw back to residents walking and cycling in the area.
For your information – link to Active Travel website which may be useful prior to the consultation in The Gathering Place St Athan on Monday 11th September 1pm to 6.30pm.
http://gov.wales/topics/transport/walking-cycling/activetravelact/?lang=en and firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Friday Children’s Activity Club.
Friday 14th April 10 – 12pm The Gathering Place –
Places are free but must be booked by contacting Deacon Sam on 01446 406262 or email email@example.com Suitable for ages 4 – 11
Official Opening – Saturday 1st April 11am to 5pm.
St Athan Library has transferred to the community and is now a registered charity known as St Athan Community Hub and Library.
St. Athan library is in the centre of the village, near the post office. The branch has a friendly atmosphere and a good range of popular books and talking books for adults and children. There are 6 PCs connected to the internet and A4 photocopying services.
Please support us and come and visit. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.
St Athan Community Hub and Library, Old Primary School, Church Lane, CF62 4PL
Tel: (01446) 751497
How to find the library:Map and Directions
Firstly we would like to thank the people of St Athan for their attendance at the Christingle service and look forward to seeing everyone over the Christmas period.
Friday, December 23rd – 7:30 St Athan Voluntary Band Concert. Free entry and refreshments (retiring collection) – A good way to kick strt the Christmas weekend.
Christmas Eve – Midnight Mas starting at 11:30pm!
Christmas Day – Family Eucharist at 10am – Children, please bring one present you’ve received.
There won’t be a mid week Service on the 28th December and no Service on New Year Day. There’ll be a combined service at St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major on January 1st at 11o’clock.
Hope to see you at the above services.
The annual Christmas lights switch on will take place on Sunday 27th November 2016 – and the fun packed afternoon will include fairground rides for little ones, face painting, Santa’s Grotto and entertainment from 3pm. At 5.30pm in St Tathan Church, there will be a family service to mark the start of advent, and at 6pm Clare M will be singing at The Three Horseshoes – where mulled wine and mince pies will also available all afternoon. This year we have some new lights with the switch on at around 5pm with guest of honour Wales and Cardiff Blues forward Josh Navidi.
The Annual Pensioners Christmas Party will be held on Friday 9th December 2016 at The St Athan Community Centre. If you wish to attend, please complete the request forms that are available in various shops in the Village
The Remembrance Service will be held in St Athan Church on Sunday 13th November 2016 the service starts at the Church a 10.00am and moves up to the Monument at 10.45am