Willclickclick has supplied photos taken at the the Plygain Service.
Called the Plygain, this Christmas Day service is conducted at 6am in the medium of the Welsh language; a traditional religious service which is currently enjoying a revival in many parts of Wales. The service in St Michael’s Church has been observed at 6am for the most part of the 20th Century. It has been held under a variety of weather conditions when the conditions are most trying, extinguishing the flames of the candles during the candlelit procession into the church!
Reverend Ann,(second left) commences the service.
Rev. Ann Mc Knight leading the procession into the Church
One of the readings done by by Tom Marks
A picture of the early risers on Christmas morning!
Church Warden Walter Jones, ringing the church bell at the beginning of the service as he has done for approx. half a century.
Jean Hughes the current organist
All photos by William Theophilus 2015 – © willclickclick