Parish News 30th 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

 

CHRISTMAS 1 NADOLIG

(December 30 Rhagfyr)

9.15am UNITED BILINGUAL SERVICE for the Churches of the PROPOSED BRO CAERFYRDDIN MINISTRY AREA / GWASANAETH DWYIEITHOG UNEDIG ar gyfer Eglwysi ARDAL GWEINIDOGAETHU ARFAETHEDIG BRO CAERFYRDDIN

(as the Archdeacon is otherwise engaged, I have agreed to preach and celebrate at this service)

[ Fifth Sunday Lunch at the Quins’ Club. Many thanks to Mrs Rosemary Bowen for making the arrangements, and for all her help over the Christmas period]

[NAMING OF JESUS] Tuesday January 1 Ionawr Dydd Mawrth [ENWI’R IESU]

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

Wednesday January 2 Ionawr Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP

12.30pm Clearing away of the angel service decorations will begin (this will also continue on Thursday and Friday, if required)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday January 3 Ionawr Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday January 4 Ionawr Dydd Gwener

11.30am Final Meeting of the ‘Friends of Argel’ Committee in the Ivy Bush Hotel

Saturday January 5 Ionawr Dydd Sadwrn

I’ll be conducting a funeral at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY * GŴYL YR YSTWYLL

[Theophany (Armenian Christmas)* Յայտնութեանն եւ ԾննդեանՔրիստոսի]

(January 6 Ionawr)

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS and EPIPHANY PROCESSION (with BLESSING OF THE WATER) followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER* HWYROL WEDDI

 

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

A Warm Welcome/Croeso Cynnes Iawn to our friends from other churches in the proposed Bro Caerfyrddin Ministry Area.

Thank you/Diolch o galon to all those who were responsible for our wonderful Christmas services this year: to Mrs Val Kirby and her cast for the amazing Nativity Play; to the readers at the Angel Service and Mrs Brenda Jones for making the prayer angels for the Christmas tree; to Michael Kirby and his team for arranging the Nine Lessons and Carols; to the Reverend Delyth Richards for her delightful ‘Chocolate Nativity’ at the Crib Service; and to Meirion Wynn Jones and Royston Massocchi and his fellow Christmas orchestra members for the music at the deeply moving Midnight Mass. Hyfrydwch mawr oedd gweld ffrindïau o eglwysi a chapeli eraill yng Nghymun Gwawr y Nadolig eleni.

Mothers Union meeting: Monday 7 January at 2pm in the Hall.

‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Conversation Class) starts up again on Monday 7 January at 7pm in the Parish Office.                                                                                              

Withdrawal of Acceptance After being given stern advice by a wide range of wise people (including most of my relatives and one of our local undertakers), 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.

Christian Unity Week / Wythnos Undod Cristnogol The Annual Christian Unity Week

service will be held in Christ Church on Sunday 20 January at 5pm. The preacher will be the

Very Reverend Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids Cathedral.

Plant Dewi Coffee Morning Once again Christ Church is responsible for the £1 parcel stall

            at the annual coffee morning in support of our diocesan children’s charity. Items in the

parcels (which might include unwanted Christmas presents) should be worth at least £1.

Please could you give the parcels to Mrs Doreen Jones, who is in charge of the stall.

Blwyddyn Newydd fendithiol i bawb – a blessed New Year to everyone

                                                                                                                             Canon Patrick