Siôn B. E. Rhys Evans
Albumen silver print from glass negative of the Ring Nebula in the constellation Lyra; Paul & Prosper Henry, c.1885; at the Met Meseum

Order of service here; Psalms 133, 134; Isaiah 62:1–5, 10–12; John 4:1–30, 39–42

“For the Father seeks such as these. Oherwydd rhai felly y mae’r Tad yn eu ceisio.”

It’s a Saturday night a few weeks ago. It’s quite late. I’m on my way back from Chester to Bangor, and…

The Ministry Area’s order of service with the lections, including a poem in addition to the First Reading and the Holy Gospel, can be found here.

How are you?

Only a short while ago, saying “Hello. How are you?” wasn’t to ask a serious question. “I’m fine, thank you; how…

Momoyama period black seto tea bowl; at the Met Museum

The Ministry Area’s order of service with the lections, including a poem in addition to the First Reading and the Holy Gospel, can be found here.

Who do you say that I am?

At school, I was a lamentably bad violin player. I enjoyed learning about music, but I didn’t…

Tenth-century earthenware bowl from Nishapur; at the Met Museum

Isaiah 35:4–7; Psalm:146; Mark 7:24–37

When you meet God, what do you say?

Some of us here will be old enough to remember Viscount Hailsham — Home Secretary in Edward Heath’s government, a forceful personality, and eventually Lord Chancellor under Margaret Thatcher, in which capacity he acted as the presiding…

The Ministry Area’s order of service with the lections, including a poem in addition to the First Reading and the Holy Gospel, can be found here.

Words from Gwenallt’s poem: “We are lifted from the circle, above the fingers’ dictatorship”

My grandmother’s dementia made her mind, her personality, her character…

Staffordshire earthenware platter, at the Met Museum

The Ministry Area’s order of service with the lections, including a poem in addition to the First Reading and the Holy Gospel, can be found here.

How do you know where you are?

[Let me warn you that, from somebody who struggles to change a light bulb let alone replace…

Carpenter’s chisel from the reign of Amenhotep III, at the Met Museum

Ezekiel 2:1–5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2–10; Mark 6. 1–13

There are 174 shopping days until Christmas.

We’re passed mid-summer, and there are now 174 shopping days until Christmas.

I wonder what that phrase makes you feel? I wonder what it calls to mind for you?

I suppose that, in…

Bread plate, 1880–89, Griffen, Smith & Hill; at the Met Museum

The Ministry Area’s order of service with the lections, including a poem in addition to the First Reading and the Holy Gospel, can be found here.

“Do not work for the food that perishes,” Jesus tells the crowd, “but for the food that endures for eternal life.”

One of my…

Siôn B. E. Rhys Evans

Priest, Diocesan Secretary | Offeiriad, Ysgrifennydd Esgobaethol | Duc in altum

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