Parish News 24th March 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 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 Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

LENT 3 GARAWYS

(March 24 Mawrth)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Retiring Collection today for the Mozambique Cyclone Disaster Appeal

Monday March 25 Mawrth Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

[Feast of the Annunciation transferred] Tuesday March 26 Mawrth Dydd Mawrth [Gŵyl y Cyfarchiadtrosglwyddwyd]

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

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

7pm LENT GROUP in the Clergy Vestry led this week by Kristie Griffiths (NB: CHANGE OF TIME AND PLACE because of the induction at St Peter’s on Wednesday)

Wednesday March 27 Mawrth Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

7pm Induction of the Reverend Dr Matthew Hill as Priest-in-Charge of Carmarthen St Peter and Abergwili with Capel-y-Groes and Area Dean of Carmarthen

Thursday March 28 Mawrth Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

2pm PARISH KNITTING CLUB in the Hall

3pm Renewal of Marriage Vows Service

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday March 29 Mawrth Dydd Gwener

7.20am I’m responsible for the ‘Weekend Word’ on BBC Radio Wales

9.10am onwards – I’m doing my annual stint as Moses ‘Crossing the Red Sea’ (twice) at the Model Church in Wales School 

Saturday March 30 Mawrth Dydd Sadwrn

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

MOTHERING SUNDAY (LENT 4 GARAWYS) SUL Y FAM

(March 31 Mawrth)

9.15am MOTHERING SUNDAY FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS and DISTRIBUTION of FLOWERS followed by Tea/Coffee/Squash in the Hall

11yb CYMUN SUL Y FAM

5pm PARISH EVENSONG * GOSBER Y PLWYF

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Thank you/Diolch o galon to all those who helped with the Christian Aid Coffee Morning yesterday.

Mothers Union Next meeting Monday 1 April in the Hall at 2pm (I have been asked to be the guest speaker).

Lenten Appeal Our Lent Appeal this year is to raise money to help the Salvation Army provide short-term accommodation forhomeless people in Carmarthen. Please give your donations to Dr Andrew Padfield, one of our lay readers, who is also a volunteer with the Salvation Army.

Lent Course Wednesday 3 April 7pm (led by Michael Kirby); Wednesday 10 April 7pm (led by Edward and Hazel Lloyd); Wednesday 17 April 7pm (led by me). 

The Model School Palm Service will be held in Christ Church on Thursday 4 April at 10am.

Confirmation Classes will be starting soon at the Model Church in Wales School with the Reverend Delyth Richards and Kristie Griffiths. If there are adult candidates or candidates from other schools (yn cynnwys unrhyw un sydd am gael ei gonffyrmio trwy’r Gymraeg) please let Delyth or myself know, and we will make special arrangements for them. 

Award I have been awarded a gold medal by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, in recognition of my contribution to the Armenian community in Wales and beyond. It will be presented by Bishop Hovakim Manoukian, the Armenian Primate of Britain and Ireland, during a special service at St Davids Cathedral on Sunday 28 April at 2pm.                                                                                                                       Canon Patrick