St. Peter’s Church Hall, St. Peter’s Street, Roath, Cardiff
Friday 14 January 2000
7.30 – 12.00
(including light refreshments):
Arranged by the Newtown Association
Proceeds to the Wales Famine Memorial Fund.
Famine to Friendship:
Wales and Ireland Then and Now
Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff
Friday 17 March, 2000
St. Patrick’s Day
Commencing at 11.00 am
(to be confirmed)
1. Address of Welcome: John Sweeney, Chairman, Wales Famine Forum.
2. Reading in Irish and English: Na Fataí Bána (‘The White Potatoes’): Conor O’Riordan, Consul General of Ireland in Wales.
3. Two readings from the Bible (each one chosen by its reader) as follows:
a) In Welsh: The Reverend Matthew Hill of St. Michael's (Church in Wales), Cathays, Cardiff representing The Right Reverend Dr. Barry Morgan, Bishop of Llandaff.
b) In English: Reverend Canon Patrick Daly representing His Grace J.A. Ward, Archbishop of Cardiff.
3. Famine Then and Now – a meditation:
Dr. Harri Pritchard-Jones
4. One minute’s silence.
5. Ecumenical service conducted by clergy representing the various churches in Wales. Details of this part of the ceremony will be finalised later in consultation with those taking part.
6. Hymn: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
a) The ceremony will be preceded by a special Mass at St. Joseph’s, New Zealand Road, Cathays. Celebrated by the Rector, the Reverend Father S.F. Marriott, I.C., it will commence at 9.15 a.m.
b) Fr. Marriott (Tel: 411819) cordially invites the clergy of all denominations to visit the Presbytery after Mass. Coffee/tea will be served and facilities for robing will be provided.
c) The ceremony will be followed by a ‘wake’ (with refreshments and entertainment) at St. Peter’s Rugby Club, 118 Newport Road, Cardiff.
NB: This programme is provisional – it has yet to be confirmed.
Published in The Green Dragon No 9, Winter 1999