Category Archives: Mission

Monthly Message August 2013

July 25th sees the feast day of one of our parochial Patron Saints – that of Devauden – James the Great, the apostle of Jesus and brother of St John.

Depictions of St James in stained glass or statuary ( I can think of a particularly fine example in a friend’s parish church in the West Midlands) picture him as a pilgrim, staff in one hand, the scroll of the Gospel in the other, wearing a broad brimmed hat and a cloak often decorated with a scallop shell. Read more »

Become A Friend of St Arvans Church

What is a Friend?  A Friend can be anyone who has any form of connection with the church.   Those who live in the Parish; those who have visited the church to enjoy its beauty, history, or architectural origins; those who have ties with the Parish but have now moved away, those who may not share the faith of the church but are happy to support the upkeep of an historic and beautiful building. Read more »


The life of a Christian is a journey, a process of constant movement and change towards the presence of God. From the earliest times Christians have journeyed to certain special places which have been associated with Our Lord, Mary, the Mother of God, or with the Saints. We travel to holy places to renew, nourish and develop our experience of faith. Each pilgrimage we undertake is a symbol of the larger pilgrimage we are making through life: we are all travelling home to God. Read more »

Giving to St Arvans

If you would like to support the mission and the future of this important witness to Jesus Christ present here in this building and in its people (His Body here on earth), you can make a donation to parish funds through Gift Aid. Read more »

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