Parish News 7th April 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

PASSION SUNDAY * LENT 5 GARAWYS * SUL Y DIODDEFAINT

(April 7 Ebrill)

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Monday April 8 Ebrill Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

6pm CLWB CLONC (Welsh Conversation Group) – transferred from Tuesday this week, as I shall be in Cardiff on Tuesday evening [NB: THIS WILL BE THE LAST ‘CLWB CLONC’ UNTIL TUESDAY 7 MAY – after I get home from St Davids]

Tuesday April 9 Ebrill Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

[followed by a meeting between Delyth, Kristie, myself and the new Area Dean]

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

On Tuesday evening I have been asked to attend a lecture at Cardiff University delivered by the new Armenian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Wednesday April 10 Ebrill Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

7pm LENT DISCUSSION GROUP (led this week by Edward and Hazel Lloyd), followed by COMPLINE

Thursday April 11 Ebrill Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

7pm QUIZ & ENTERTAINMENTS EVENING in the Hall (arranged by the Social Group)

Saturday April 13 Ebrill Dydd Sadwrn

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

PALM SUNDAY * SUL Y BLODAU

(April 14 Ebrill)

9.15am UNITED PALM SUNDAY FAMILY EUCHARIST with Procession of Palms * CYMUN TEULUOL UNEDIG SUL Y BLODAU gyda Gorymdaith â’r Palmwydd

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

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.

Lent Course I shall be responsible for the final session on Wednesday 17 April at 7pm in the parish office. Many thanks to those who have contributed such fascinating talks. Diolch hefyd i’r Parchedig Wyn Maskell am arwain Cwrs Garawys i Eglwys Llangynnwr.

Confirmation Classes have started at the Model Church in Wales School with the Reverend Delyth Richards and Kristie Griffiths. Special arrangements are being made for candidates from other schools (yn cynnwys rhai sydd am gael ei gonffyrmio trwy’r Gymraeg). Please contact Delyth or Kristie for details. Adult candidates should contact me.

Social Committee For the delightful programme of forthcoming events arranged by Mrs Lynette Edwards and her team, please see the notice on the church door.

Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf Many thanks to Vince James for another amazing issue. Please help yourselves to copies from the back of the church (and don’t be shy about taking one or two extra to give to friends or neighbours). 

Holy Week and EasterMaundy Thursday/Dydd Iau Cablyd: 6pm Agape Meal & Communion of the Last Supper; Good Friday/Dydd Gwener y Groglith: 10.30am Parish Passion Play; 2pm Last Hour on the Cross; Easter Day/Sul y Pasg: 8am Holy Eucharist/Cymun Bendigaid (with Lighting of the Paschal Candle); 9.15am Sung Easter Eucharist (with Blessing of the Easter Garden); 11yb Cymun y Pasg; 5pm Easter Evensong. Many thanks to Mrs Glenda James who has once again made wonderful Easter Butterflies (Pili-Palas Pasg) to give out at our Easter services.

The Easter Vestry/Festri’r Pasg will be held on Wednesday 24 April in the parish office.

On Duty I shall be away on duty at the Cathedral from Thursday 25 April to Tuesday 5 May. There will be a special service there at 2pm on Sunday 28 April at which the Armenian Bishop will be awarding me the Catholicos’ Medal. Anyone who wants to come along will be very welcome.                                                                                                     Canon Patrick