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
Non-Stipendiary Associate Priest/Offeiriad Cyswllt Hunan-Gynhaliol: 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
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
Sunday School & Small Church Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach: Mrs Valerie Kirby
Social Committee Chairperson & Church Hall Secretary/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri ac Ysgrifenyddes y Neuadd: Mrs Lynette Edwards
ASCENSION 1 DYRCHAFAEL
(May 13 Mai)
9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH
11pm CYMUN BENDIGAID
5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall
Monday May 14 Mai Dydd Llun
9.30am I shall be meeting the East Carmarthen clergy for Morning Prayer at St Peter’s Church
12.30pm CONFIRMATION CLASS at the Model Church in Wales School
2pm MOTHERS UNION MEETING in the Hall
Tuesday May 15 Mai Dydd Mawrth
10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID
Wednesday May 16 Mai Dydd Mercher
10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST
11.15am CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP
Thursday May 17 Mai Dydd Iau
4pm Governors’ Finance Committee Meeting at the Model Church in Wales School
7pm BEETLE DRIVE & QUIZ (arranged by Mrs Lynette Edwards and the Parish Social Committee) in the Hall – list at the back of the church (Entrance £3 – including a cup of tea/coffee and a cake)
Friday May 18 Mai Dydd Gwener
9.10am I shall be taking assembly at the Model School
2pm Burial of ashes in the town cemetery
4pm CONFIRMATION PRACTICE in Christ Church
Saturday May 19 Mai Dydd Sadwrn
I shall be giving a talk about ‘Wales and the Armenian Genocide’ at the Armenian Exhibition in the National Assembly Senedd building in Cardiff.
WHITSUNDAY * PENTECOST * SULGWYN
(May 20 Mai)
9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALLCHURCH
11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID
6pm SERVICE of BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION& FIRST COMMUNION administered by the Right Reverend Joanna Penberthy, Bishop of St Davids
PARISH NEWS / NEWYDDION Y PLWYF
Ascensiontide Prayer Cards/Cardïau Gweddi’r Dyrchafael in both Welsh andEnglishare available at the back of the church. Please help yourselves to them
Thankyou /Diolch o Galon to all those responsible for the delightful Godparents’ Day Service last Sunday. It has been suggested that it should happen every year from now on.
Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf Mr Vince James would be very grateful to receive contributions for the next issue (deadline Friday 25 May).
Parish Visit to Holy Cross Abbey We shall be having a Parish Visit to Holy Cross Abbey, Whitland, on Saturday 16 June. Watch this space for details. I am extremely grateful to Mrs Rosemary Bowen for making the arrangements.
Digwyddiad Cymraeg Cynhelir Cynhadledd am Lyfr Gweddi a Thestament Newydd 1567 ym Mhrifysgol Cymru’r Drindod Dewi Sant (Campws Caerfyrddin) ar ddydd Sadwrn Mai’r 26ain. Manylion oddi wrth y Parchedig Ddr Ainsley Griffiths. Cysyllter â Dawn Evans, ysgrifenyddes Esgob Tyddewi, i sicrhau lle yn y digwyddiad hwn.
Communion by Extension I am very grateful to our licensed readers, Mr Michael Kirby and Dr Andrew Padfield for the help that they have given by administering Communion by Extension during the past year. In her latest message to clergy Bishop Joanna has written that the practice of Communion by Extension is to stop from 1 January 2019. It will only be allowed thereafter in extreme circumstances, and a letter of permission from the Bishop will be required for each individual celebration.
A Fourth Archdeacon Bishop Joanna has appointed Canon Mones Farah of Aberystwyth to be the non-geographical ‘Archdeacon for New Christian Communities’. He will be moving to the Vicarage at Llansteffan.
NB: Future Local Ministry Area MeetingArchdeacon Dorrien Davies has called a joint meeting for all who are interested from the twelve churches that will form our Local Ministry Area to discuss the necessary changes. It will be held in Christ Church Hall at 2pm on Sunday 27 May. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE WELL REPRESENTED AT THIS MEETING.
School Visit The new Diocesan Secretary will be visiting the Model Church in Wales School on Monday 21 May.
Llyfr Bach yn Rhad ac am Ddim Blynyddoedd maith yn ôl ysgrifennais lyfr bach i blant am William Williams, Pantycelyn yn Abergorlech (Dechrau Canmol…). Daeth Helen o hyd i beil ohonynt yn y Ficerdy yn ddiweddar. Maen nhw ar gael bellach yng nghefn yr eglwys yn rhad ac am ddim, os oes gennych ddiddordeb. Canon Patrick