Parish News 6th January 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; 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 and Church Hall Administrator/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri a Threfnydd Neuadd yr Eglwys: 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

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY * GŴYL YR YSTWYLL

[Theophany (Armenian Combined Celebration of Christmas, Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ)Յայտնութեանն եւ ԾննդեանՔրիստոսի]

(January 6 Ionawr)

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

[Blessing the water in the Font is an Armenian tradition. The priest appoints a godfather for the church for the year. This year’s godfather for Christ Church is Mr Edwin Jones, our longest serving churchwarden] 

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

[Bydd rhai o bobl Cartref Preswyl Towy Castle yn ymuno â ni i’r gwasanaeth hwn]

2pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYERHWYROL WEDDI

Monday January 7 Ionawr Dydd Llun

2pm MOTHERS UNION MEETING in the Hall (with light refreshments)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

6pm ‘CLWB CLONC’ (Welsh Conversation Class) in the Parish Office [NB: time as usual – there was a misprint in last week’s news-sheet]

Tuesday January 8 Ionawr Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP

Wednesday January 9 Ionawr 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

Thursday January 10 Ionawr Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday January 11 Ionawr Dydd Gwener

9.10am I’m responsible for Assembly at the Model School

EPIPHANY 2 YSTWYLL

 (January 13 Ionawr)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

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. Thank you also to everyone for welcoming our visitors from the other churches of the proposed Local Ministry Area for a very cheerful united service last Sunday.

Mothers Union Annual Dinner: Monday 14 January at 12 for 12.30pm in the Falcon Hotel, Lammas Street.

             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