Parish News 14th 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

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

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

6.30pm Passion Play Practice

Monday in Holy Week April 15 Ebrill Dydd Llun yr Wythnos Fawr

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday in Holy Week April 16 Ebrill Dydd Mawrth yr Wythnos Fawr

Delyth and I will be attending the Bishop’s Chrism Eucharist at the Cathedral. Rwy’n ddiolchgar i’r Canon Illtyd Protheroe am weinyddu’r Cymun yn yr eglwys hon.

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

[The next CLWB CLONC will be on Tuesday 7 May at 6pm]

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

7pm Local Ministry Area Team Meeting in the parish office

Wednesday in Holy Week April 17 Ebrill Dydd Mercher yr Wythnos Fawr

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

7pm LENT COURSE – final meeting in the parish office followed by COMPLINE

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 18 Ebrill DYDD IAU CABLYD

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

6pm AGAPE MEAL in the Hall, followed by COMMUNION OF THE LAST SUPPER and STRIPPING OF THE ALTAR

GOOD FRIDAY April 19 Ebrill DYDD GWENER Y GROGLITH

10.30am PARISH PASSION PLAY

2pm THE LAST HOUR ON THE CROSS

5pm Good Friday Evensong in Llangunnor Church

Easter Eve April 20 Ebrill Noswyl y Pasg

10.30am – 12.30pm The church will be open to be decorated with Easter flowers

EASTER DAY * SUL Y PASG * ԶԱՏԻԿ

(April 21 Ebrill)

8am EASTER COMMUNION with Lighting of the Paschal Candle/CYMUN Y PASG gyda Goleuo Cannwyll Fawr y Pasg

9.15am SUNG EASTER EUCHARIST with Blessing of the Easter Garden 

[Some of our Armenian friends will be joining us for this service – which will be followed by ‘Gata’ – Armenian Easter honey cake – and tea/coffee/squash in the Hall]

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID Y PASG

5pm EASTER EVENSONG

Easter Butterflies/Pili-Palas Pasg (kindly made by Mrs Glenda James) and little Easter eggs will be given out at our Easter services.

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.

Confirmation Classes have started. 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). 

The Easter Vestry/Festri’r Pasg will be held at 7pm 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 (with a brief break for the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in Cardiff). There will be a special service at St Davids Cathedral at 2pm on Sunday 28 April at which the Armenian Bishop will be giving me the Gold Medal awarded by His Holiness the Catholicos of All Armenians. Anyone who wants to come along will be very welcome.               Canon Patrick