Parish News 12th May 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

EASTER 3 PASG

(May 12 Mai)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Monday May 13 Mai Dydd Llun

2pm MOTHERS UNION MEETING in the Hall

5pm Evening Prayer in the Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

[6.30pm Wedding Interview in the Office]

[St Matthias, Apostle] Tuesday 14 Dydd Mawrth [Sant Mathias, Apostol]

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

11.30am Funeral of Mrs Joyce Nicholls

5pm Evening Prayer in the Office

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

Wednesday May 15 Mai Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Office

9.30am -1.30pm Volunteers for the Christian Aid Week street collection are asked to collect collecting buckets from Wesley Chapel

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

5pm Evening Prayer in the Office

Thursday May 16 Mai Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Office

4pm Model School Governing Body Building Sub-committee Meeting 

4.30pm Model School Governing Body Finance Meeting

7pm BEETLE DRIVE & QUIZ in the Hall arranged by the Social Committee (entrance £3 – including tea/coffee and a cake)

EASTER 4 PASG

(May 19 Mai)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Christian Aid Week Thank you to all those who are helping with the Christian Aid Week house-to-house collection.

The Catholicos’ Blessing It was lovely to see some of the members of our church at the special service in St Davids Cathedral where I was honoured by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, in a message on an illuminated scroll presented by His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manoukian. His Holiness wrote (in Armenian) ‘Your work has earned you the genuine love and respect of the Armenian faithful in Great Britain, as it is expressed through their sincere wish for you to be recognised by a Pontifical letter. In high appreciation of your endearing sentiments towards our people and Church and in response to the request of the Diocesan Prelate, we congratulate you with this encyclical of PONTIFICAL BLESSING. We pray wholeheartedly to All-provident God, to grant you good health, endless fervour and vigour, so that you may continue your God pleasing, fruitful ministry for the glory of God and for the edification of Christ’s Holy Church. Live in the Lord, strengthened by the grace of the Holy Spirit and ever blessed amongst us, Amen. With blessings, KAREKIN II, CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS’. 

Parish Digest The deadline for the next issue is the weekend of May 25th/26th. Please send your contributions to Mr Vince James as soon as possible.

Organ Pipes The organ pipes have been cleaned and will now be put back in place (God willing) in July.

Confirmation Classes have started. Many thanks to Val Kirby for helping Kristie with the classes in the Model School while Delyth is away in Canada. Adult candidates should contact me.

Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r PlwyfThe next coffee morning will be held on Saturday 25 May.                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                            Canon Patrick