Parish News 29th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

FEAST OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

(September 29 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST and SUNDAY SCHOOL with SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

Fifth Sunday lunch in the Quins for those who signed the list at the back of the Church

5pm HEALING SERVICE

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Morning Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm

The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Monday September 30 Medi Dydd Llun

7pm Pastoral Area Ministry Team (Christ Church Dewi Sant, Llangunnor and Newchurch) meeting at Dr Andrew Padfield’s house 

Tuesday October 1 Hydref  Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

No ‘CLWB CLONC’ this week because of the Harvest Supper

6.30pm HARVEST SUPPER * SWPER Y CYNHAEAF 

[If you would like to come, please put your name on the list at the back of the church and buy a ticket £10 from Rosemary Bowen or Lynette Edwards]

Wednesday October 2 Hydref Dydd Mercher

10.30pm HOLY EUCHARIST

11.30am-1.30pm The Church will be open for decorating for our Harvest services (tea, coffee and cakes will be available for the decorators)

DIOLCHGARWCH CYMRAEG * WELSH HARVEST FESTIVAL

7yh GOSBER Y CYNHAEAF

Pregethir gan Y Parchedig Ganon J. Haydn Rowlands, Llandysul gynt – braint a hyfrydwch fydd i gael gwrando ar aelod annwyl o’n cynulleidfa ac un o gewri offeiriadaeth yr Eglwys yng Nghymru.

Thursday October 3 Hydref Dydd Iau

6pm Installation of new Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our Local Ministry Area Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral

Friday October 4 Hydref Dydd Gwener

9am Quinquennial Inspection of Christ Church by the architect appointed by the Diocese

11.30am -4pm USPG Ministry Meeting in the Diocesan Office

Saturday October 5 Hydref Dydd Sadwrn

9.30am -3.30pm Diocesan Conference at Aberystwyth University

I am away for the weekend helping to lead a Welsh Armenian pilgrimage to Manchester, and will be taking part on Sunday in a service at Holy Trinity Armenian Orthodox Church there. My apologies for missing the Sunday Harvest services

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TRINITY 16 DRINDOD

ENGLISH HARVEST FESTIVAL

(October 6 Hydref)

9.15am FAMILY HARVEST EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS followed by coffee/tea/squash in the Hall

11yb BOREOL WEDDI Y CYNHAEAF

5pm ENGLISH HARVEST EVENSONG 

(Guest Preacher: The Reverend Shirley Murphy, Curate of Narberth)

Non-perishable gifts of food will be given to our neighbours at the Salvation Army for Emergency Food Aid

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Our Profound Sympathy to the family of the Reverend Ceri Davies, our former curate. Ceri’s sudden death came as a great shock to us all. We remember with great affection his cheerful smile and friendliness.

Many Thanks/Diolch o Galon to all those who helped with and supported yesterday’s coffee morning arranged by the Sunday School and Small Church in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Many Thanks to Mr Vince James (the editor) and all who have contributed items to the September/October issue of our magazine.

Bro Caerfyrddin Local Ministry Area Inauguration Service Practice This will be held in St Peter’s Church on Tuesday 8 October at 7pm. The Archdeacon has asked that clergy, readers, ordinands, LMA Council members and churchwardens from all the churches should be present.

The Bro Caerfyrddin Local Ministry Area Inauguration Service will take place in St Peter’s Church on Wednesday 9 October at 7pm (clergy to arrive at 6pm for legal formalities). The service will be followed by refreshments in St John’s Church. We are asked to bring cake and biscuits.  

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).                                                                               

Canon Patrick

Parish News 22nd September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 14 DRINDOD

(September 22 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm

The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Monday September 23 Medi Dydd Llun

7pm BRO CAERFYRDDIN LOCAL MINISTRY AREA SNADOW COUNCIL MEETING in Christ Church for church representatives, LMA officers, clergy, readers and ordinands

Tuesday September 24 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

6pm ‘CLWB CLONC’ (Welsh Conversation Group) in the Parish Office)

Wednesday September 25 Medi Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

Friday September 27 Medi Dydd Gwener

9.10am I am responsible for Assembly this week

Saturday September 28 Medi Dydd Sadwrn

10.30 -12.30 CHARITY COFFEE MORNING for MACMILLAN CANCER CARE arranged by the Sunday School and the Small Church in the Hall * BORE COFFI ELUSENNOL at OFAL CANCR MACMILLAN wedi’i drefnu gan yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach yn y Neuadd

FEAST OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

(September 29 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST and SUNDAY SCHOOL with SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

Fifth Sunday lunch in the Quins for those who signed the list at the back of the Church

5pm HEALING SERVICE

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Many Thanks to Mr Vince James (the editor) and all who have contributed items to the September/October issue of our magazine.

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm. Tickets are £10 (and past experience suggests that the meal will be delicious). A list for those who would like to come – and tickets – are available at the back of the church.

Gosber Diolchgarwch Cymraeg Nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands, un o hoelion wyth Sir Fôn.

English Harvest Festival Sunday 6 October: 9.15am Family Eucharist with a Children’s Address; 5pm Harvest Evensong – guest preacher: The Reverend Shirley Murphy, Narberth. Harvest gifts of non-perishable food will be given to our neighbours at the Salvation Army for emergency food relief. [I apologise that I shall be away for the Harvest weekend, helping to lead a Welsh Armenian pilgrimage, ending with a service in Holy Trinity Armenian Orthodox Church in Manchester, in which I shall be taking part. The Reverend Delyth Richards will look after you all – diolch o galon iddi.]

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                                

Canon Patrick

Parish News 15th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 13 DRINDOD

(September 15 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm

The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday September 17 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

The first meeting of the new season of the ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Conversation Class) will now be on Tuesday 24 September at 6pm

[ST MATTHEW’S DAY transferred] Wednesday Se ptember 18 Medi Dydd Mercher [GŴYL SANT MATHEW trosglwyddwyd]

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

7pm BRO CAERFYRDDIN LOCAL MINISTRY AREA MEETING for Clergy, Executive Members and Church Treasurers at St John’s Church, Priory Street

Thursday September 19 Medi Dydd Iau

4pm Full Governors’ Business Meeting at the Model Church in Wales School

Friday September 20 Medi Dydd Gwener

I have been asked to go to St David’s Cathedral to film an item about the Cathedral Library (the only functioning cathedral library left in Wales) for S4C’s ‘Cynefin’ programme

TRINITY 14 DRINDOD

(September 22 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Thank you / Diolch o galon to all those who contributed to the Reverend Wyn Maskell’s farewell service and presentation last Sunday. Wyn is starting in his new parish today. Please remember him in your prayers.

Please Send articles, news and pictures for the next issue of our Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf to Mr Vince James asap.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 24 September at 6pm.

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

LMA Shadow Council Meeting at Christ Church on Monday 23 September at 7pm.

The Sunday School/Small Church Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief will be on Saturday 28 September in the Hall.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg Nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

English Harvest Festival Sunday 6 October at 9.15am and 5pm.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                                

Canon Patrick

Parish News 8th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 12 DRINDOD

(September 8 Medi)

9.15am UNITED BILINGUAL THANKSGIVING & FAREWELL EUCHARIST for our Curate, the Reverend WYN MASKELL, followed by tea/coffee/squash and a presentation in the Hall * CYMUN UNEDIG DWYIEITHOG I FYNEGI DIOLCHGARWCH a FFARWELIO â’n Curad, Y Parchedig WYN MASKELL gyda te/coffi/diod ffrwythau a chyflwyniad yn y Neuadd

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office at 9.30am (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office at 5pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesday 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday September 10 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

I shall be away from Tuesday afternoon until Thursday evening at the September meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in Swansea

Wednesday September 11 Medi Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

[HOLY CROSS DAY] Saturday September 14 Medi Dydd Sadwrn [GŴYL Y GROG]

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST (which helps to remind me that it’s my wedding anniversary)

We have had a kind invitation from our neighbours at the English Congregational Church to their coffee morning

TRINITY 13 DRINDOD

(September 15 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

LMA Finance Meeting for church treasurers and members of the LMA Executive at St John’s Church, Priory Street, at 7pm on Wednesday 18 September.

Please Send articles, news and pictures for the next issue of our Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf to Mr Vince James asap.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 17 September at 6pm (NB change of date because I shall be at the Church in Wales Governing Body on the 10th).

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

Model School Governors The next full meeting of the Model Church in Wales School Governing Body is on 19 September at 4pm.

Filming I shall be filming an item about the Cathedral Library for the S4C ‘Cynefin’ programme on 20 September.

LMA Shadow Council Meeting at Christ Church on Monday 23 September at 7pm.

The  Sunday School/Small Church Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief will be on Saturday 28 September in the Hall.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Newidir Noson y Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg i nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                                

Canon Patrick

Parish News 8th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 12 DRINDOD

(September 8 Medi)

9.15am UNITED BILINGUAL THANKSGIVING & FAREWELL EUCHARIST for our Curate, the Reverend WYN MASKELL, followed by tea/coffee/squash and a presentation in the Hall * CYMUN UNEDIG DWYIEITHOG I FYNEGI DIOLCHGARWCH a FFARWELIO â’n Curad, Y Parchedig WYN MASKELL gyda te/coffi/diod ffrwythau a chyflwyniad yn y Neuadd

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office at 9.30am (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office at 5pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesday 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday September 10 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

I shall be away from Tuesday afternoon until Thursday evening at the September meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in Swansea

Wednesday September 11 Medi Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

[HOLY CROSS DAY] Saturday September 14 Medi Dydd Sadwrn [GŴYL Y GROG]

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST (which helps to remind me that it’s my wedding anniversary)

We have had a kind invitation from our neighbours at the English Congregational Church to their coffee morning

TRINITY 13 DRINDOD

(September 15 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

LMA Finance Meeting for church treasurers and members of the LMA Executive at St John’s Church, Priory Street, at 7pm on Wednesday 18 September.

Please Send articles, news and pictures for the next issue of our Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf to Mr Vince James asap.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 17 Septemberat 6pm (NB change of date because I shall be at the Church in Wales Governing Body on the 10th).

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

Model School Governors The next full meeting of the Model Church in Wales School Governing Body is on 19 September at 4pm.

Filming I shall be filming an item about the Cathedral Library for the S4C ‘Cynefin’ programme on 20 September.

LMA Shadow Council Meeting at Christ Church on Monday 23 September at 7pm.

The  Sunday School/Small Church Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief will be on Saturday 28 September in the Hall.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Newidir Noson y Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg i nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                               

Canon Patrick

Parish News 25th August 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS * CYHOEDDIADAU PWYSIG

As was announced last Sunday our LNSM Curate, the Reverend Wyn Maskell, is being appointed to a Curacy in the Glyn Aeron (Inland) Local Ministry Area. Wyn’s final service with us will be on Sunday 8 September. It will be a joint Eucharist for our two congegations at 9.15am (we shall also be inviting our friends from Llangunnor), followed by coffee/tea and biscuits/cake and a presentation, with an opportunity to thank Wyn for his contribution to the life of our parish. Gobeithio y gallwch i gyd ddod i ymuno â ni ar gyfer yr achlysur arbennig yma i fynegi ein diolchgarwch a gwerthfawrogiad i’n Curad annwyl.  

Our Local Ministry Area of Bro Caerfyrddin will be inaugurated at a service in St Peter’s Church on Wednesday 9 October. It is to be divided into three pastoral areas:                         1) St Peter’s with St John’s, Abergwili and Cynwyl Elfed: Stipendiary Priests: Canon Matthew Hill (LMA Dean), the Reverend Matthew Webster (Curate); LNSM Associate Priest for               Abergwili: the Reverend Jennie Britton; LNSM Ordinand: Robert Moore.                                       2) Christ Church/Dewi Sant with Llangunnor and Newchurch: Stipendiary Priests: Chancellor Patrick Thomas, the Reverend Delyth Richards; Licensed Readers: Michael Kirby, Dr Andrew Padfield; LNSM Ordinand: Kristie Godden-Griffiths.                                                                           3) Llanpumsaint, Bronwydd, Llanllawddog and Cwmduad: Stipendiary Priest: the Reverend Gaynor Jones-Higgs.

TRINITY 10 DRINDOD

(August 25 Awst)

9.15 SUNG EUCHARIST

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm Holy Baptism

2.30pm Holy Baptism

3.30pm Holy Baptism

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office at 9.30am (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office at 5pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesday 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday August 27 Awst Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

Wednesday August 28 Awst Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

Friday August 30 Awst Dydd Gwener

11am Funeral of the Reverend Meurig John at Newcastle Emlyn Church * Angladd y Parchedig Meurig John yn Eglwys Castellnewydd Emlyn

TRINITY 11 DRINDOD

(September 1 Medi)

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS followed by coffee/tea/squash in the Hall

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2pm Holy Baptism

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Parish Trip to Brecon Many thanks to Mrs Lynette Edwards and Mrs Rosemary Bowen for arranging the highly enjoyable outing to the Cathedral and Canal at Brecon yesterday.

LMA Finance Meeting for church treasurers and members of the LMA Executive at St John’s Church, Priory Street, at 7pm on Wednesday 18 September.

The World President of the Mothers Union will be visiting Christ Church on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 10 September at 6pm.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Newidir Noson y Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg i nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                Canon Patrick

Parish News 28th July 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

Vicar/Ficer: The Rev’d Chancellor Dr/Y Parch’g Ganghellor Dr Patrick Thomas

Associate Priest and Diocesan Schools Officer/Offeiriad Cyswllt a Swyddog Ysgolion yr Esgobaeth: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Delyth Richards BA

Non-Stipendiary Curate/Curad Hunan-Gynhaliol: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Wyn Maskell BA

Licensed Readers & Lay Pastoral Assistants/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig a Chynorthwywyr Bugeiliol Lleyg: Mr Michael Kirby; Dr Andrew Padfield

Emeritus Clergy/Offeiriaid Anrhydeddus: Canon Illtyd Protheroe; Canon Haydn Rowlands

Welsh Communion Assistant/Cynorthwy-ydd Cymun Cymraeg: Mrs Barbara Evans

Churchwardens/Wardeniaid: Mr Nigel Roberts; Mr Edwin Jones; Mrs Lynette Edwards; Mr Malcolm Jones & Mr Ellis Evans

PCC Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes y CPE: Mrs Rosemary Bowen

LMA Shadow Council Representatives/Cynrychiolwyr ar Gyngor Cysgod yr AWL; Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation); Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg) 

Parish Treasurer/Trysorydd y Plwyf: Mr Nigel Roberts

Organists/Organyddion: Mr Meirion Wynn Jones; Mrs Sheila Jones

Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby

Social Committee Chairperson and Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish NSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHG y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 6 DRINDOD

(July 28 Gorffennaf)

9.15am UNITED PARISH EUCHARIST with Bishop Joanna * CYMUN UNEDIG Y PLWYF gyda Esgob Joanna

to celebrate the 40thanniversary of Canon Patrick’s ministry in the diocese and the 10thanniversary of his appointment as Canon Chancellor of St Davids Cathedral

5pm EVENING PRAYER * GOSBER Y PLWYF

Monday July 29 Gorffennaf Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday July 30 Gorffennaf Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Wednesday July 31 Gorffennaf Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

2.15pm I shall be recording a series of Prayer for The Day for BBC Radio 4 in the Priory Street studio. They will be broadcast on Saturday 10 August and Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August very early in the morning.

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday August 1 Awst Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

11.30am The Reverend Delyth Richards is kindly giving me a lift to Morriston Hospital to get my ICD (the amazing device that keeps me alive) checked.

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday August 2 Awst Dydd Gwener

Kristie and I will be meeting her Director of Studies to discuss her training for the next year.

TRINITY 7 DRINDOD

(August 4 Awst) 

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

(Mr Simon Thane, Diocesan Consultant on Local Ministry Areas and a member of St Peter’s Church will be talking to people at coffee time to ask your views about the new Local Ministry Area)

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Parish Digest / Papur y Plwyf  The summer issue is now available at the back of the church – packed with cheerful news, fascinating articles and delightful photographs. It gives a wonderful snapshot of our church life. We are hugely grateful to Vince James for his wonderful work as editor. Please take a copy (and an extra one or two for your friends and relatives!)

Croeso Cynnes Iawn / A Very Warm Welcome to Bishop Joanna to our service this morning. It is a great joy to have her with us once again.

A Special Thank You to Mr Don Griffiths for decorating the church with an amazing variety of flags for last week’s Sea Sunday.

Thank You / Diolch o Galon to all those who were responsible for yesterday’s extremely enjoyable coffee morning.

Future Local Ministry Area There will be another meeting of the Ministry Team and the Shadow LMA Council at 7pm in Abergwili Church Hall on Thursday 8 July. Church treasurers are also invited, as financial matters will be discussed. Our representatives on the Shadow LMA Council are Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation) and Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg). 

Parish Trip to Brecon Cathedral on Saturday 24 August. If you would like to come along, please sign the list at the back of the church.

The World President of the Mothers Union will be visiting Christ Church on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September.                                                                                           Canon Patrick

Parish News 21st July 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

Vicar/Ficer: The Rev’d Chancellor Dr/Y Parch’g Ganghellor Dr Patrick Thomas

Associate Priest and Diocesan Schools Officer/Offeiriad Cyswllt a Swyddog Ysgolion yr Esgobaeth: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Delyth Richards BA

Non-Stipendiary Curate/Curad Hunan-Gynhaliol: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Wyn Maskell BA

Licensed Readers & Lay Pastoral Assistants/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig a Chynorthwywyr Bugeiliol Lleyg: Mr Michael Kirby; Dr Andrew Padfield

Emeritus Clergy/Offeiriaid Anrhydeddus: Canon Illtyd Protheroe; Canon Haydn Rowlands

Welsh Communion Assistant/Cynorthwy-ydd Cymun Cymraeg: Mrs Barbara Evans

Churchwardens/Wardeniaid: Mr Nigel Roberts; Mr Edwin Jones; Mrs Lynette Edwards; Mr Malcolm Jones & Mr Ellis Evans

PCC Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes y CPE: Mrs Rosemary Bowen

LMA Shadow Council Representatives/Cynrychiolwyr ar Gyngor Cysgod yr AWL; Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation); Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg) 

Parish Treasurer/Trysorydd y Plwyf: Mr Nigel Roberts

Organists/Organyddion: Mr Meirion Wynn Jones; Mrs Sheila Jones

Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby

Social Committee Chairperson and Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish NSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHG y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 5 DRINDOD

SEA SUNDAY * SUL Y MÔR

(July 21 Gorffennaf)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST

We are very grateful to Mr Don Griffiths for decorating the church with flags for Sea Sunday, and for parading the standard of the Carmarthen Branch of the Royal Naval Association

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Parish Hall

There will be a retiring collection for the Mission to Seafarers at our main services * Cynhelir casgliad ar y ffordd mas at y Genhadaeth i’r Morwyr yn ein prif wasanaethau [envelopes are available at the back of the church]

Monday July 22 Gorffennaf Dydd Llun

11.15am Funeral of Mrs Jean Evans

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

[ST MARY MAGDALENE transferred] Tuesday July 23 Gorffennaf Dydd Mawrth [ S. MAIR MAGDALEN trosglwyddwyd]

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

On Tuesday morning I shall be attending a meeting in Cardiff about the Church in Wales Centenary Liturgy for the 2020 celebrations

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

[ST JAMES the APOSTLE transferred] Wednesday July 24 Gorffennaf Dydd Mercher [S. IAGO yr APOSTOL trosglwyddwyd

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday July 25 Gorffennaf Dydd Iau

I shall be at St Davids Cathedral for the annual St Jamestide Chapter Day

Saturday July 27 Gorffennaf Dydd Sadwrn

10.30am-12.30pm PARISH COFFEE MORNING in the Hall * BORE COFFI’R PLWYF yn y Neuadd

TRINITY 6 DRINDOD

(July 28 Gorffennaf)

9.15am UNITED PARISH EUCHARIST with Bishop Joanna * CYMUN UNEDIG Y PLWYF gyda Esgob Joanna

to celebrate the 40thanniversary of Canon Patrick’s ministry in the diocese and the 10thanniversary of his appointment as Canon Chancellor of St Davids Cathedral

5pm EVENING PRAYER * GOSBER Y PLWYF

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Deadline for Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf  All articles/news items should be sent to Mr Vince James as soon as possible. 

Future Local Ministry Area There will be another meeting of the Ministry Team and the Shadow LMA Council at 7pm in Abergwili Church Hall on Thursday 8 July. Our epresentatives on the Shadow LMA Council are Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation) and Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg).

Prayer for the Day I shall be responsible for Prayer for the Day on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 10 August and Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August, and am working on a revised draft of the scripts at the moment.

Parish Trip to Brecon Cathedral on Saturday 24 August. If you would like to come along, please sign the list at the back of the church.

The World President of the Mothers Union will be visiting Christ Church on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September.                                                                       

                                                                                                                                        Canon Patrick

Parish News 14th July 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

Vicar/Ficer: The Rev’d Chancellor Dr/Y Parch’g Ganghellor Dr Patrick Thomas

Associate Priest and Diocesan Schools Officer/Offeiriad Cyswllt a Swyddog Ysgolion yr Esgobaeth: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Delyth Richards BA

Non-Stipendiary Curate/Curad Hunan-Gynhaliol: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Wyn Maskell BA

Licensed Readers & Lay Pastoral Assistants/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig a Chynorthwywyr Bugeiliol Lleyg: Mr Michael Kirby; Dr Andrew Padfield

Emeritus Clergy/Offeiriaid Anrhydeddus: Canon Illtyd Protheroe; Canon Haydn Rowlands

Welsh Communion Assistant/Cynorthwy-ydd Cymun Cymraeg: Mrs Barbara Evans

Churchwardens/Wardeniaid: Mr Nigel Roberts; Mr Edwin Jones; Mrs Lynette Edwards; Mr Malcolm Jones & Mr Ellis Evans

PCC Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes y CPE: Mrs Rosemary Bowen

LMA Shadow Council Representatives/Cynrychiolwyr ar Gyngor Cysgod yr AWL; Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation); Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg) 

Parish Treasurer/Trysorydd y Plwyf: Mr Nigel Roberts

Organists/Organyddion: Mr Meirion Wynn Jones; Mrs Sheila Jones

Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby

Social Committee Chairperson and Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish NSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHG y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 4 DRINDOD

(July 14 Gorffennaf)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

(This month’s Alternative Evensong service will be held next Sunday – ‘Sea Sunday’)

Monday July 15 Gorffennaf Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday July 16 Gorffennaf Dydd Mawrth

9am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10am ARCHIDIACONAL DAY for Ministry Team members from the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen (‘Supporting LMAs Beyond Transition’)

[Oherwydd Diwrnod yr Archddiaconiaeth ni weinyddir y Cymun Bendigaid Cymraeg arferol am 10.30yb. Ymddiheurwn yn ddiffuant am hyn.]

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Wednesday July 17 Gorffennaf Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

7pm BRO CAERFYRDDIN LMA SHADOW COUNCIL MEETING in the Parish Office to discuss the legalities of the new organisation

Thursday July 18 Gorffennaf Dydd Iau

9.15am LEAVERS’ SERVICE at the Model Church in Wales School

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday July 19 Gorffennaf Dydd Gwener

7.10am I am responsible for the ‘Weekend Word’ on BBC Radio Wales this week

Saturday July 20 Gorffennaf Dydd Sadwrn

Christ Church Sunday School trip to Caldey Island (see Val for details) 

TRINITY 5 DRINDOD

SEA SUNDAY * SUL Y MÔR

(July 21 Gorffennaf)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST 

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Parish Hall

There will be a retiring collection for the Mission to Seafarers at our main services * Cynhelir casgliad ar y ffordd mas at y Genhadaeth i’r Morwyr yn ein prif wasanaethau 

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Deadline for Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf  All articles/news items should be sent to Mr Vince James as soon as possible. The deadline is Saturday 28 July.

Broadcasts As well as this week’s ‘Weekend Word’, I am busy preparing scripts for a series of ‘Prayer For The Day’ for BBC Radio 4, which will be broadcast in the second week in August, and a ‘Celebration’ service for BBC Radio Wales, which will be broadcast later in the year. I shall be recording them on July 31st(after they have vetted and approved).

Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r Plwyf in the Hall. Saturday 27 July 10.30am – 12.30pm. Dydd Sadwrn 27 Gorffennaf 10.30yb – 12.30yp yn y Neuadd.

Anniversary Celebration / Dathliad There will be a united bilingual service here for our Welsh and English congregations on Sunday 28 July to celebrate the 40thanniversary of my ordination to the diaconate by Bishop Eric Roberts and the 10thanniversary of my installation as Chancellor of the Cathedral. The service will be jointly conducted by Bishop Joanna and the Reverend Delyth Richards.

                                                                                                                                       Canon Patrick

Parish News 30th June 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

Vicar/Ficer: The Rev’d Chancellor Dr/Y Parch’g Ganghellor Dr Patrick Thomas

Associate Priest and Diocesan Schools Officer/Offeiriad Cyswllt a Swyddog Ysgolion yr Esgobaeth: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Delyth Richards BA

Non-Stipendiary Curate/Curad Hunan-Gynhaliol: The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Wyn Maskell BA

Licensed Readers & Lay Pastoral Assistants/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig a Chynorthwywyr Bugeiliol Lleyg: Mr Michael Kirby; Dr Andrew Padfield

Emeritus Clergy/Offeiriaid Anrhydeddus: Canon Illtyd Protheroe; Canon Haydn Rowlands

Welsh Communion Assistant/Cynorthwy-ydd Cymun Cymraeg: Mrs Barbara Evans

Churchwardens/Wardeniaid: Mr Nigel Roberts; Mr Edwin Jones; Mrs Lynette Edwards; Mr Malcolm Jones & Mr Ellis Evans

PCC Secretary/Ysgrifenyddes y CPE: Mrs Rosemary Bowen

Parish Treasurer/Trysorydd y Plwyf: Mr Nigel Roberts

Organists/Organyddion: Mr Meirion Wynn Jones; Mrs Sheila Jones

Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby

Social Committee Chairperson and Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish LNSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHGLl y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 1 DRINDOD

(June 22 Mehefin)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST and SUNDAY SCHOOL with SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Monday June 24Mehefin Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

[BIRTH of ST JOHN THE BAPTIST transferred] Tuesday June 25 Mehefin Dydd Mawrth [GŴYL IFAN trosglwyddwyd]

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

11.15yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

[Gweinyddir y Cymun gan Y Parchedig Ddr Ainsley Griffiths, sy’n dathlu 20 mlynedd fel offeiriad *

The Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Dr Ainsley Griffiths, who is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.]

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

6pm ‘CLWB CLONC’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Group)

[ST PETER’S DAYtransferred] Wednesday June 26 Mehefin Dydd Mercher [GŴYL SANT PEDR trosglwyddwyd]

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

Thursday June 27 Mehefin Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

7pm PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING in the parish office / CYFARFOD Y CYNGOR PLWYF EGLWYSIG yn swyddfa’r plwyf

Saturday June 29 Mehefin Dydd Sadwrn

The usual coffee morning will not take place this month because of the strawberry tea in the afternoon.

2.30pm STRAWBERRY TEA in the Hall (tickets £8 at the back of the church)

TRINITY 2 DRINDOD

(June 30 Mehefin)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID 

(pregethir yn Gymraeg gan Kristie Godden-Griffiths am y tro cyntaf)

[5thSunday Lunch in the Quins – list at the back of the church]

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Diolch o Galon i Aelodau Undeb y Mamau / Many Thanks to the Members of the Mothers Union for providing the refreshments for last Sunday evening’s highly successful Archdeaconry Welsh Festival Service / Gwasanaeth Gŵyl Gymraeg yr Archddiaconiaeth.

Parish Digest Another wonderful issue of our magazine is available at the back of the church – as is also the latest Pobl Dewi (the diocesan newspaper). Please help yourself.                                 

St Davids Stint I shall be on duty again as Canon-in-residence at the Cathedral from July 4thto July 16th.

Archdeaconry Day The Venerable Dorrien Davies will be holding an Archdeaconry Day in the church and hall on Tuesday 16 July.

Proposed Local Ministry Area A meeting of the Proposed LMA ‘Shadow Council’ and Ministry Team (plus church treasurers) will be held in Christ Church on Wednesday 17 July. We shall be appointing our representatives at this week’s PCC meeting.

Sea Sunday this year will be on Sunday 21 July. There will be the usual retiring collection for the Mission to Seafarers.

Anniversary There will be a joint service here on Sunday 28 July to celebrate the 40thanniversary of my ordination to the diaconate by Bishop Eric Roberts and the 10thanniversary of my installation as Chancellor of the Cathedral. The service will be jointly conducted by Bishop Joanna and the Reverend Delyth Richards.       

                                                                                                                                   Canon Patrick