Parish News 16th December 2018

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; The Rev’d/Y Parch’g Leslie Evans

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/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri: Mrs Lynette Edwards

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

Parish LNSM Ordinand, Church Hall Secretary & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHGLl y Plwyf, Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Griffiths

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

 

ADVENT 3 ADFENT

(December 16 Rhagfyr)

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with NATIVITY PLAY and Lighting of the Third Advent Candle, followed by coffee/tea/squash in the hall

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

7pm PLYGAIN MERCHED Y WAWR

[Diolch o galon i aelodau ein Côr Plygain am eu cefnogaeth a chymorth ac i’r Canon Haydn Rowlands am ei garol hyfryd]

Monday December 17 Rhagfyr Dydd Llun

9.30am Morning Prayer for ministry team members of the proposed Bro Caerfyrddin LMA in St Peter’s Church

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

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

Tuesday December 18 Rhagfyr Dydd Mawrth

 9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

3.30pm The Reverend Delyth Richards, Kristie Griffiths and I will be meeting Archdeacon Mones in the Parish Office about a new initiative (meeting postponed from a couple of weeks ago)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP

[ST THOMAS’ DAY transferred] Wednesday December 19 Rhagfyr Dydd Mercher [GŴYL SANT TOMOS trosglwyddwyd]

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday December 20 Rhagfyr Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

ADVENT 4 ADFENT

(December 23 Rhagfyr)

9.15am ANGEL FAMILY EUCHARIST with Blessing of the Christmas Tree and Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle, followed by coffee/tea/squash in the Hall

11yb CYMUN A CHAROLAU

5pm NINE LESSONS & CAROLS SERVICE * GWASANAETH NAW LLITH A CHAROL

CHRISTMAS EVE * NOSWYL NADOLIG

(December 24 Rhagfyr)

5pm CHILDREN’S CRIB SERVICE (with the Reverend Delyth Richards’ famous ‘CHOCOLATE NATIVITY’)

11.30pm MIDNIGHT MASS with the ChristmasOrchestra

CHRISTMAS DAY * DYDD NADOLIG

(December 25 Rhagfyr)

8yb CYMUN GWAWR Y NADOLIG

9.15am CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST

[The retiring collection at our Christmas services will be divided between the Salvation Army and Embrace the Middle East]

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Many Thanks/Diolch o Galon to all those who helped decorate the church so beautifully for the Angel Festival and who helped with the coffees and teas and the stewarding, as well as with the superb Concert last Sunday night. Special thanks to Mrs Rosemary Bowen, who had the idea for the Festival and did a brilliant job of co-ordinating it all. The Festival raised at least £1600.

United Bilingual Eucharist A united bilingual service for the proposed LMA will take place in Christ Church on Sunday 30 December at 9.15am. As the Archdeacon is no longer available, I shall be the preacher and celebrant.

Withdrawal of Acceptance After seeking advice from a range of wise people, I have written to the Bishop to withdraw my acceptance of the post of Area Dean/LMA Dean because of health issues, family pressures and other commitments.

Plant Dewi (Diocesan Children’s Charity) Christmas Cards at the back of the church.

             Fifth Sunday Lunch at the Quins’ Club on Sunday 30 December. There is a list at the back of

             the church for those who would like to come.

Canon Patrick