Parish News 10th November 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST 

Priests-in-charge/Offeiriaid mewn Gofal: Chancellor Dr Patrick Thomas and the Reverend Delyth Richards / Canghellor Ddr Patrick Thomas a’r Parchedig Delyth Richards

Ordinand-in-training/Ymgeisydd dan hyffordiant: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths

Licensed Readers/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig: Mr Michael Kirby and/a Dr Andrew Padfield

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * (TRINITY 21 DRINDOD) * SUL Y COFIO

(November 10 Tachwedd)

9.15am ACT OF REMEMBRANCE & SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

[I apologise that I shall have to dash off before the end of this service to be in time to take the Remembrance Service for Newchurch, Cynwyl Elfed and Cwmduad at Newchurch at 10.30am]

11yb GWASANAETH Y COFIO (BOREOL WEDDI) gyda’r Canon Haydn Rowlands

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Monday November 11 Tachwedd Dydd Llun

11.30am MODEL CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

7pm LOCAL MINISTRY AREA COUNCIL meeting at Llanpumsaint

Tuesday November 12 Tachwedd Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

4.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

5pm Evening Prayer in the Church Office

6pm ‘CLWB CLONC’ (Welsh Conversation Group) in the Church Office – wythnos yma: ‘Dirgelwch tun yr eirin gwlanog’ 

Wednesday November 13 Tachwedd Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

7pm ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION in St Peter’s Church (for clergy, readers and wardens) / GOFWY’R ARCHDDIACON yn Eglwys Sant Pedr (i glerigwyr, darllenwyr a wardeniaid)

Thursday November 14 Tachwedd Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

4pm Model Church in Wales School Governors: Buildings Sub-committee

4.30pm Model Church in Wales School Governors: Finance Sub-committee

7pm (PAROCHIAL) CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING in the Church Office/CYNGOR (PLWYFOL) EGLWYSIG yn Swyddfa’r Eglwys

TRINITY 22 DRINDOD

(November 17 Tachwedd)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

[No Evening Prayer because of the ‘Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol’ recording in St Peter’s Church at 6pm]

CHRIST CHURCH ‘CLONC’

Volunteers Needed for the ecumenical ‘Christmas the Story’ presentation in the English Baptist Church, Lammas Street. Registration in the cellar café on Monday 18 November at 6pm.

Mrs Lil Davies, one of Christ Church’s greatest characters, celebrated her 99th birthday last week. Lil is now in Peniel Care Home, where she is being looked after extremely well by the caring staff. We send her our warmest best wishes.

Parish Digest / Papur y Plwyf Vince James is collecting material for the next issue (December / January). Articles, news items etc (in English or Welsh) should be sent to him as soon as possible. Many thanks to all our contributors.

Postponed Visit Because of the forthcoming General Election, the First Minister’s visit to the Model Church in Wales School did not take place last week. Professor Mark Drakeford will now be visiting the school on Tuesday 17 December.

Tenovus Cancer Concert The annual concert in this church in aid of the Tenovus Cancer Charity will take place on Thursday 28 November at 7pm.

Church Coffee Morning / Bore Coffi’r Eglwys in the Hall on Saturday 30 November from 10am to Midday. 

Christingle Family Eucharist This will be celebrated on Advent Sunday 1 December at 9.15am. The Christingles will be made in the Church Hall on Friday 29 November at 7pm. If you are able to help, please have a word with Mrs Val Kirby.

Diolch o Galon i’r Canon Haydn Rowlands am ysgrifennu carol mor hyfryd i’n Côr Plygain unwaith eto eleni. 

Thank you to my colleagues for taking the services here last Sunday while I was away in Cardiff leading trilingual devotions to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the dedication of the khatchkar (cross-stone) in honour of the million and a half martyrs of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. The Welsh Armenians have now asked me to write a book about the origin, history and religious symbolism of khatchkars (their equivalent of our Celtic crosses).   Canon Patrick