Diocese of Monmouth

United Kingdom

Bishop Richard Pain



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Newsletter: July 2014



St Mellons Parish & St Dyfrigs

        Bishop Richard with Rev Marian Dowsett

Each year we take part in 'Operation Christmas Child' and fill shoe boxes with gifts that go to impoverished regions of the world. For a small church we manage a goodly number and we are always one of the first pick-ups. We also manage a team of checkers who spend time in a freezing cold warehouse going through each box to make sure we don't fall foul of customs inspections - one 'dodgy' box and the whole consignment gets confiscated. It was great to have our bishop with us on the day we bless those boxes on their way, probably to somewhere in Eastern Europe.