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A Christmas service in Welsh

Postby dhlewis53 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:07 am

Having completed all the lessons and vocab units for level 1 I am practising and using welsh whenever I can, which is usually with very patient family and friends. In the last few days I decided to go outside the comfort zone. Last Wednesday Eglwys Dewi Sant in Cardiff were holding a lunchtime bilingual Carol service, so I went along , sang in Welsh and met some really lovely people who were delighted that I was practising my Welsh. So armed with that confidence last night I went to their Welsh 9 lessons and carols service. I was surprised how much I understood and singing in welsh was a great way of practising pronunciation and actually seeing waht some words look like!!!
They were so welcoming again and if any learners who are church goers want to experience a service in welsh this is the place to go. All the service books are bilingual and the people very friendly and understanding of welsh learners. The mulled wine and mince pies were also good. Nadolig Llawen pawb.
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Re: A Christmas service in Welsh

Postby Aran » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:17 am

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Re: A Christmas service in Welsh

Postby Ali » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:02 pm

dhlewis53 wrote:Having completed all the lessons and vocab units for level 1 I am practising and using welsh whenever I can, which is usually with very patient family and friends. In the last few days I decided to go outside the comfort zone. Last Wednesday Eglwys Dewi Sant in Cardiff were holding a lunchtime bilingual Carol service, so I went along , sang in Welsh and met some really lovely people who were delighted that I was practising my Welsh. So armed with that confidence last night I went to their Welsh 9 lessons and carols service. I was surprised how much I understood and singing in welsh was a great way of practising pronunciation and actually seeing waht some words look like!!!
They were so welcoming again and if any learners who are church goers want to experience a service in welsh this is the place to go. All the service books are bilingual and the people very friendly and understanding of welsh learners. The mulled wine and mince pies were also good. Nadolig Llawen pawb.



Oooh! I was there on Wednesday too. I attend this church so get a lot of practice of listening to and speaking Welsh and everybody there is very patient with learners. I even read in the Advent Carol Service and was asked to read again last night, but unfortunately I had visitors arriving and was not sure of their exact arrival time so had to turn it down. But it was good to know that it wasn't too bad! Actually, several first language speakers said they could not have stood up and read in front of the congregation, although it should have been easier for them! Perhaps a case of ignorance is bliss!!

So if you come again, please search me out. After the 10.30 Sunday morning service there is always tea/coffee and biscuits and the chance to have a chat with people.
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Re: A Christmas service in Welsh

Postby Tahl » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:40 pm

And here's the church's bilingual website, with map: Eglwys Dewi Sant, Caerdydd
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