CHRISTIAN CND's annual conference at the weekend emptied on Sunday not for the customary roast beef and Yorkshire pudding but to deliver a special message to a nearby bomb factory.
Over 150 people headed for Llanesin, on the outskirts of Cardiff, for a symbolic action outside an installation which builds shells for polaris missiles and other nuclear weapons.
With police looking on, demonstrators painted in Welsh and English the ancient slogan, "Love your enemies". There were no arrests.
The action was the culmination of the three-day conference at Cardiff University at which two Catholics were elected co-chairpersons. Norwich-based, Oliver Bernard and Angela Needham from Sheffield were selected to the position with an Anglican priest and a Methodist.
On Monday, Christian CND will attempt to block the entrance of the soon-to-be completed cruise missile base at Molesworth in Cambridgeshire. The conference also discussed planned action with other Christian groups outside the Ministry of Defence on Ash Wednesday, (March 4).
During the conference, Fr Roger Rushton OP from Blackfriars, Oxford, held a workshop on the Book of Revelations. He said the Moral Majority was mistaken in believing this book predicted the end of the world by nuclear holocaust. Rather it portrayed the need to be faithful and righteous in times of oppression.
Christian CND said this week that it will be complaining to the Post Office about the delivery of conference details to speakers and delegates.
"We are compiling a list of letters which never arrived. The poor service really disrupted the conference", said Christian CND national coordinator, Barbara Eggleston.