Apologetics, Rural Ministry

Beer, Blessing, Belief, and Being.

Last Saturday (30th June 2018), in the scorching sun, and donned in my cassock, surplice and stole, I blessed the beer, the public house and the villagers of Michaelston-y-Fedw in what has become a revived tradition which dates back to Medieval times. Many moons ago, Monks, after brewing their ale, would cart it off to the taverns and once it had arrived, they would bless it before the masses came to consume it. As time went on, this tradition died out but last year I discovered why we need to bring it back.Read more