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

Parish News 21st 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

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 

[Welcome to our Armenian friends who are joining us for this service. which will be followed by ‘Gata’ – Armenian Easter honey cake – Welsh cakes 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.

Tuesday of Easter Week * April 23 Ebrill * Dydd Mawrth y Pasg

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

Wednesday of Easter Week * April 24 Ebrill * Dydd Mercher y Pasg

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

7pm EASTER VESTRY followed by PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING * FESTRI’R PASG a CHYFARFOD Y CYNGOR PLWYF EGLWYSIG

Thursday in Easter Week * April 25 Ebrill * Dydd Iau yr Wythnos Fawr

I shall be away on duty as Canon-in-residence at St David’s Cathedral from Thursday until Tuesday 7 May. Many thanks to my fellow members of the Ministry Team for their help.

(LOW SUNDAY) EASTER 1 PASG (Y PASG BYCHAN)

(April 28 Ebrill)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

2pm Armenian Genocide Memorial Service at St David’s Cathedral with Bishop Joanna and the Armenian Bishop Hovakim. Bishop Hovakim will be presenting me with a gold medal on behalf of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Thank you/Diolch o galon to everyone who contributed to our wonderful Holy Week services, and to those who have decorated the church so beautifully for Easter.

Lenten Appeal Our Lent Appeal this year has raised £250 to help the Salvation Army provide short-term accommodation forhomeless people in Carmarthen. Our good neighbour Captain Neil has expressed his gratitude. Thank you to Dr Andrew Padfield for arranging the appeal. 

Organ Pipes The work of putting back the organ pipes will begin (and hopefully be completed) this week.

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). 

‘Clwb Clonc’ Our Welsh conversation group will be starting up again on Tuesday 7 May at 6pm in the parish office.

Mothers Union The next meeting will be held on Monday 13 May at 2pm in the Church Hall.

Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r PlwyfThere is no coffee morning this month because of the Easter break. The next coffee morning will be held on Saturday 25 May. 

                                                                                                                                        Canon Patrick

Pasg bendithiol * օրհնված Զատիկ * A blessed Easter

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

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

Parish News 31st 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

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 BENDIGAID SUL Y FAM

5pm PARISH EVENSONG * GOSBER Y PLWYF

6pm Service in St Peter’s Church to licence the Archdeacon’s Registrar

Monday April 1 Ebrill Dydd Llun

2pm MOTHERS UNION MEETING (I am the guest speaker – a suitable choice for April Fools’ Day)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday April 2 Ebrill Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

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

Wednesday April 3 Ebrill Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST 

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

7pm LENT DISCUSSION GROUP in the Parish Office (led this week by Michael Kirby)

Thursday April 4 Ebrill Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10am MODEL CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL PALM SERVICE in Christ Church

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

7pm PROPOSED LOCAL MINISTRY AREA MINISTRY TEAM MEETING (which our Vicar, Associate Priest, Curate, Ordinand and Lay Readers are obliged to attend, together with the clergy etc from the East Carmarthen area) in Christ Church Hall

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

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Thank you/Diolch o galon to Mrs Doreen Jones and her helpers for the highly enjoyable Parish Coffee Morning yesterday, and to everyone who supported it.

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.

Thank you/Diolch o galon to all those who responded so generously to the retiring collection for the Mozambique Cyclone Appeal. Your donations are being handed on to Christian Aid/Cymorth Cristnogol.

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

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

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. 

Holy Week and Easter Palm Sunday/Sul y Blodau: 9.15am United Family Eucharist & Procession of Palms; 5pm Alternative Evensong; Maundy 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; 9.15am Sung Easter Eucharist; 11yb Cymun y Pasg; 5pm Easter Evensong.

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

                                                                                                                                     Canon Patrick

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

Parish News 17th 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

ST PATRICK’S DAY * GŴYL BADRIG

(March 17 Mawrth)

(Readings pp.287-90 * Darlleniadau tt.287-90)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID – pregethir gan y Gwir Barchedig Joanna Penberthy, Esgob Tyddewi 

5pm EVENING PRAYER (HWYROL WEDDI)

Monday March 18 Mawrth Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday March 19 Mawrth Dydd Mawrth

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

Wednesday March 20 Mawrth Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

7pm LENT COURSE (led this week by Ian Anderson) in the Parish Office, followed by COMPLINE

Thursday March 21 Mawrth Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10am Public meeting at the Barracks about the proposed change of use planning application for the former St David’s Church. If you wish to attend please contact Mr Richard Goodridge (01267-232343) as soon as possible.

2pm PARISH KNITTING GROUP in the Hall

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Saturday March 23 Mawrth Dydd Sadwrn

10am -12noon CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING/BORE COFFI CYMORTH CRISTNOGOL in the English Baptist Chapel, Lammas Street (Christ Church is responsible for the cakes, jam and plants stall – if you have something for the stall, or would like to help with it, please contact Mrs Rosemary Bowen)

LENT 3 GARAWYS

(March 24 Mawrth)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

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, one of our lay readers who is also a volunteer with the Salvation Army.

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. 

Our Lent Course on Wednesday evenings is led in turn by members of the Ministry Team, followed by Compline.

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.

Induction The Reverend Dr Matthew Hill will be in inducted as Vicar of Carmarthen St Peter with Abergwili and Capel-y-groes and Area Dean of Carmarthen in St Peter’s Church at 7pm on Wednesday 27 March (our Lent Group will meet on the Tuesday night that week).

Please Send Contributions/News/Picturesto Mr Vince James for the April/May issue of the Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf as soon as possible.  Canon Patrick

Parish News 10th March 2019

PARISH OF CARMARTHEN ST DAVID * PLWYF CAERFYRDDIN DEWI SANT

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 1 GARAWYS

(March 10 Mawrth)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Monday March 11 Mawrth Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday March 12 Mawrth Dydd Mawrth

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

Wednesday March 13 Mawrth Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

2pm Cathedral Chapter Meeting in the Diocesan Office Board Room, Abergwili

7pm LENT DISCUSSION GROUP led this week by Dr Andrew Padfield, followed by COMPLINE

Thursday March 14 Mawrth Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

2pm PARISH KNITTING GROUP in the Hall

4pm Full Governors’ Meeting at the Model Church in Wales School

Friday March 15 Mawrth Dydd Gwener

10.30yb Cyfarfod o Bwyllgor Cymraeg Gwasanaeth Canmlwyddiant yr Eglwys yng Nghymru yn nhŷ Ainsley

ST PATRICK’S DAY * GŴYL BADRIG

(March 17 Mawrth)

(Readings pp.287-90 * Darlleniadau tt.287-90)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID – pregethir gan y Gwir Barchedig Joanna Penberthy, Esgob Tyddewi 

5pm EVENING PRAYER (HWYROL WEDDI)

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

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. 

Our Lent Course on Wednesday evening is led in turn by members of the Ministry Team, followed by Compline.

Mindfulness Kristie Griffiths will be starting another Mindfulness course after Easter. 

             Watch this space for details                                                              

             Emergency Food Collection Contributions of non-perishable food can be put in the box at

             the back of the church. These are passed on to our neighbours in the Salvation Army, who

             give them to local families and individuals in need of emergency food aid.   

Change of Use Public Meeting Mr Richard Goodridge is arranging a public meeting on Thursday 21 March at 10am in the Picton Barracks, Carmarthen,to discuss the planning application for change of use for the former St David’s Church. If you would like to attend the meeting, please could you let Mr Goodridge know (01267-232343).

Christian Aid Coffee Morning at the English Baptist Church on Saturday 23 March from 10am to 12noon. Christ Church has been asked to be responsible for the cake, jam and plants stall. If you are able to contribute items or help with the stall we would be wildly grateful. Please get in touch.

Induction The Reverend Dr Matthew Hill will be in inducted as Vicar of Carmarthen St Peter with Abergwili and Capel-y-groes and Area Dean of Carmarthen in St Peter’s Church at 7pm on Wednesday 27 March (our Lent Group will meet on the Tuesday night that week).

Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r Plwyf Saturday 30 March in the Hall 10.30-12.30.

Please Send Contributions/News/Picturesto Mr Vince James for the April/May issue of the Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf as soon as possible. 

                                                                                                                                                                Canon Patrick

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

Parish News 3rd 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

QUINQUAGESIMA * CWINCWAGESIMA

(March 3 Mawrth)

9.15am ST DAVID FAMILY EUCHARIST followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Monday March 4 Mawrth Dydd Llun

2pm MOTHERS UNION MEETING in the Church Hall

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

SHROVE TUESDAY March 5 Mawrth DYDD MAWRTH YNYD

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

1pm Visit of Professor Dylan Jones to the Model Church in Wales School

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

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

ASH WEDNESDAY March 6 Mawrth DYDD MERCHER Y LLUDW

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am ASH WEDNESDAY EUCHARIST

7pm PARISH LENT COURSE (First session led by the Reverend Delyth Richards) in the clergy vestry – followed by COMPLINE

Thursday March 7 Mawrth Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday March 8 Mawrth Dydd Gwener

9.10am I’m responsible for Assembly at the Model School

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

LENT 1 GARAWYS

(March 10 Mawrth)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Diolch o galon i’r plant o’r Ysgol Sul am eu cyfraniad i’r gwasanaeth cyd-enwadol yng Nghapel Penuel ar fore dydd Sul diwethaf.

Congratulations to all those from the church who took part in the Carmarthen Youth Opera’s production of ‘Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang’ last week. It was an amazing production and a thoroughly enjoyable evening 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. 

Our Lent Course on Wednesday evenings this year will be led in turn by members of the Ministry Team in the clergy vestry, followed by Compline.

Mindfulness Kristie Griffiths will be starting another Mindfulness course before long. 

             Watch this space for details                                                              

             Emergency Food Collection Contributions of non-perishable food can be put in the box at

             the back of the church. These are passed on to our neighbours in the Salvation Army, who

             give them to local families and individuals in need of emergency food aid.   

Change of Use Public Meeting Mr Richard Goodridge is arranging a public meeting on Thursday 21 March to discuss the planning application for the former St David’s Church. I will give you the details as soon as I have them.

A Lenten Task I’ve promised the Bishop that I’ll write a book about ‘The Way of St David’, developed from the talks which I gave during the Quiet Day at Tŷ’r Pererin last week. Hopefully it will be ready in time for the special St David anniversaries in 2020 and 2023.

Ymweliad yr Esgob Bydd Esgob Joanna yn pregethu yn Gymraeg yn ystod y Cymun Cymraeg ar Ŵyl Badrig (Dydd Sul 17 Mawrth) am 11yb. Bishop Joanna has also kindly agreed to preach and preside in July at the 40thanniversary of my ordination to the diaconate.

Induction The Reverend Dr Matthew Hill will be in inducted as Vicar of Carmarthen St Peter with Abergwili and Capel-y-groes and Area Dean of Carmarthen in St Peter’s Church at 7pm on Wednesday 27 March (our Lent Group will meet on the Tuesday night that week). 

                                                                                                                                                                Canon Patrick

Parish News 24th February 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

SEXAGESIMA * SECSAGESIMA

(Dathliad GŵylDdewi Eglwysi a Chapeli CymraegCaerfyrddin)

(February 24 Chwefror)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH (some of members of our Sunday School and Small Church will be taking part in the United St David’s Day Children’s Service for Carmarthen’s Welsh-language Churches and Chapels at Penuel Chapel)

10yb GWASANAETH UNEDIG GŴYL PLANT A’R BOBL IFAINC yng NGHAPEL PENUEL gyda rhai o’nplant ni

 [Dim gwasanaeth Cymraeg yn yr eglwys hon am 11yb oherwydd y gwasanaeth yng Nghapel Penuel]

5yh CYMUN BENDIGAID UNEDIG GŴYL DDEWI EGLWYSI a CHAPELI CYMRAEG CAERFYRDDIN  [Ecumenical United Welsh-language Communion Service in Christ Church]

Monday February 25 Chwefror Dydd Llun

13.45-14.10 MOTHERS UNION WAVE OF PRAYER

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday February 26 Chwefror Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

3.15pm Funeral of Mrs Edna Evans at Parc Gwyn Crematorium

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

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

Wednesday February 27 Chwefror Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday February 28 Chwefror Dydd Iau

I am leading a Retreat Day from 10am on ‘The Way of St David’ at Tŷ’r Pererin Pilgrimage and Education Centre at St Davids, ending with Evening Prayer (including an address by Bishop Joanna) at 4pm

2pm Knitting Group in the Hall

[ST DAVID’S DAY] Friday March 1 Mawrth [GŴYL DDEWI]

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

10.30yb Gwasanaeth Dydd Gweddi Byd-eang y Chwiorydd (Cymraeg) yn Eglwys Llanllwch

2pm Worldwide1 Women’s Day of Prayer Service (English) in Llanllwch Church

6yh GWASANAETH CYMRAEG GŴYL DDEWI YR ARCHDDIACONIAETH yn Eglwys Sant Teilo, Llandeilo (pregethir gan y Canghellor Dr Patrick Thomas)

QUINQUAGESIMA * CWINCWAGESIMA

(March 3 Mawrth)

9.15am ST DAVID FAMILY EUCHARIST followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Many thanks/Diolch o galon to all those who helped with the hugely enjoyable coffee morning arranged by the church social group yesterday.

Congratulations to Kristie Griffiths on being officially accepted by the diocese as our church’s Local  Non-stipendiary Ministry ordinand in training.

Best wishesto all those from the church (including Michael Kirby) who are taking part in the Youth Opera’s production of ‘Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang’ this week.

Confirmation Classes will begin after half-term. Please let the Reverend Delyth or myself know if you are interested.

Our Lent Course this year will be led by members of the Ministry Team.

Mindfulness Kristie Griffiths will be starting another Mindfulness course before long. 

             Watch this space for details                                                               

             Emergency Food Collection Contributions of non-perishable food can be put in the box at

             the back of the church. These are passed on to our neighbours in the Salvation Army, who

             give them to local families and individuals in need of emergency food aid.             

                                                                                                                                    Canon Patrick