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

Parish News 17th 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

SEPTUAGESIMA * SEPTWAGESIMA

Ordinands’ Sunday * Sul yr Ymgeiswyr

(February 17 Chwefror)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH 

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID   

(The preachers are our two ordinands: Kristie Griffiths in English at 9.15am, and Heulwen Evans, now studying at Trinity College Bristol, yn Gymraeg am 11yb)

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Monday February 18 Chwefror Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday February 19 Chwefror 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 February 20 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 21 Chwefror Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

2pm PARISH KNITTING GROUP in the Hall

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday February 22 Chwefror Dydd Gwener

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Saturday February 23 Chwefror Dydd Sadwrn

10.30am-12.30pm PARISH COFFEE MORNING / BORE COFFI’R PLWYF – arranged by Mrs Lynette Edwards and the Parish Social Group. Please join us for what promises to be a very cheerful occasion. Dewch i ymuno yn yr hwyl.

SEXAGESIMA * SECSAGESIMA

(Dathliad Gŵyl Ddewi Eglwysi a Chapeli Cymraeg Caerfyrddin)

(February 24 Chwefror)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH (some of the Welsh-speaking 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’n plant 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]

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Many thanks/Diolch o galon to all those who helped with Mrs Doreen Jones’ stall at the highly successful Plant Dewi coffee morning in St Peter’s Civic Hall yesterday.

Funeral The funeral of Mrs Edna Evans, a life-long faithful member of Christ Church, will take place at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth, at 3.15pm on Tuesday 26 February.

Retreat Day at St Davids I’m leading a Retreat Day on the ‘Way of St David’ at Tŷ’r Pererin, St Davids, on Thursday 28 February from 10am to 4pm. Let me know if you are thinking of coming and need a lift.

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

             Watch this space for details                                                                         Canon Patrick

Parish News 9th 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

EPIPHANY 5 YSTWYLL

(February 10 Chwefror)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

[6pm Induction of the Reverend Viv Sayer as Priest-in-charge of Llanwrda – please keep her in your prayers]

Monday February 11 Chwefror Dydd Mawrth

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group with Ian Anderson

Tuesday February 12 Chwefror Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

6pm ‘CLWB CLONC’ (conversation group for Welsh learners) in the parish office

Wednesday February 13 Chwefror Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group with Ian Anderson

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

7.30pm PARISH SOCIAL GROUP PLANNING MEETING (All welcome)

Thursday February 14 Chwefror Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the parish office

2pm Knitting Group in the Hall with the Reverend Delyth Richards

4pm Governing Body Finance Sub-committee Meeting at the Model Church in Wales School

5pm Evening Prayer in the parish office

Saturday February 16 Chwefror Dydd Sadwrn

10am PLANT DEWI (Diocesan Children’s Charity) CARMARTHEN DEANERY SUPPORT GROUP ANNUAL COFFEE MORNING in St Peter’s Civic Hall – coffee, pancakes, stalls (Entrance £3.00 – tickets available at the door or from Mrs Doreen Jones) – Our church (led by Mrs Doreen Jones with volunteer helpers) is responsible for the ‘Lucky Dip’ stall. Items for the stall (wrapped, and worth at least £1) should be given to Doreen as soon as possible.

SEPTUAGESIMA * SEPTWAGESIMA

(February 17 Chwefror)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH 

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID   

(The preachers at our services this morning will be our two ordinands: Kristie Griffiths in English at 9.15am, and Heulwen Evans, now studying at Trinity College Bristol, yn Gymraeg am 11yb)

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

IMPORTANT NOTICE All bookings of the Parish Hall (including those for church groups and activities) must be made in advance through the Hall Secretary, Mrs Lynette Edwards.

Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf The amazing new all-colour issue is available at the back of the church – get your copy now. Many thanks to Mr Vince James for his wonderful work as editor.

             Parish Hundred Club/Clwb 100 y Plwyf – December/Rhagfyr: £50 Joyce Nam; £35 Mary

             Lester; £15 Ruby Evans. January/Ionawr: £50 Canon Patrick; £35 Ron Gregory; £15 Elaine 

             Roberts. 

             Gwasanaethau Unedig Gŵyl Ddewi Caerfyrddin Cynhelir y gwasanaethau eleni ar ddydd 

             Sul 24 Chwefror. Bydd gwasanaeth y bore (gyda rhai o blant Ysgol Sul ac Eglwys Fach

             Eglwys Crist yn cymryd rhan) am 10 o’r gloch yng Nghapel Penuel, Heol y Prior. 

             Gweinyddir y Cymun Unedig am 5yh yn Eglwys Crist gan y Parchedig Delyth Richards, 

             gyda minnau’n gyfrifol am y bregeth.

             Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r Plwyf Saturday 23 February 10.30am-12.30pm. 

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

             Watch this space for details                                                                        Canon Patrick

Parish News 3rd 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

PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE – CANDLEMAS * CYFLWYNIAD CRIST YN Y DEML – GŴYL FAIR Y CANHWYLLAU

(February 3 Chwefror)

[Today is the eighteenth anniversary of my induction as vicar of the parish. Thank you/diolch o galon to you all for putting up with me so patiently for so long.]  

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

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Monday February 4 Chwefror Dydd Llun

2pm MOTHERS UNION MEETING in the Hall

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

6pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday February 5 Chwefror Dydd Mawrth

[Kristie Griffiths is attending the NSM(L) Ordinands Selection Conference at St Non’s from Tuesday to Thursday. Please keep her in your prayers.]

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

7.30yh Cyfarfod Pwyllgor Cymraeg yr Archddiaconiaeth yn Swyddfa’r Plwyf

Wednesday February 6 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 7 Chwefror Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

4pm Model Church in Wales School Governing Body Buildings Sub-committee meeting

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

EPIPHANY 5 YSTWYLL

(February 10 Chwefror)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

[6pm Induction of the Reverend Viv Sayer as Priest-in-charge of Llanwrda – please keep her in your prayers]

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf The amazing new all-colour issue is available at the back of the church – get your copy now. Many thanks to Mr Vince James for his wonderful work as editor.

             Parish Hundred Club/Clwb 100 y Plwyf – December/Rhagfyr: £50 Joyce Nam; £35 Mary

             Lester; £15 Ruby Evans. January/Ionawr: £50 Canon Patrick; £35 Ron Gregory; £15 Elaine 

             Roberts. 

             Plant Dewi Coffee Morning Once again Christ Church is responsible for the £1 parcel stall 

             at the annual coffee morning in support of our diocesan children’s charity. Items in the 

             parcels (which might include unwanted Christmas presents) should be worth at least £1.

             Please could you give the parcels to Mrs Doreen Jones, who is in charge of the parcel stall.

             Tickets for the coffee morning are available from Mrs Doreen Jones.

             Gwasanaethau Unedig Gŵyl Ddewi Caerfyrddin Cynhelir y gwasanaethau eleni ar ddydd 

             Sul 24 Chwefror. Bydd gwasanaeth y bore (gyda rhai o blant Ysgol Sul ac Eglwys Fach

             Eglwys Crist yn cymryd rhan) am 10 o’r gloch yng Nghapel Penuel, Heol y Prior. 

             Gweinyddir y Cymun Unedig am 5yh yn Eglwys Crist gan y Parchedig Delyth Richard, 

             gyda minnau’n gyfrifol am y bregeth.

             Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r Plwyf Saturday 23 February 10.30am-12.30pm. 

                                                                                                                    Canon Patrick

Parish News 27th January 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

EPIPHANY 3 YSTWYLL

(January 27 Ionawr)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

3yp Rwy’n pregethu yng Nghapel Heol Awst

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Monday (January 28 Ionawr) Dydd Llun

10.30am The Reverend Delyth Richards and I are attending a meeting at Tŷ’r Pererin, St Davids 

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday (January 29 Ionawr) 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 (January 30 Ionawr) 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 (January 31 Ionawr) Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday (February 1 Chwefror) Dydd Gwener

1pm Funeral of Mr John Evans in Christ Church

PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE – CANDLEMAS * CYFLWYNIAD CRIST YN Y DEML – GŴYL FAIR Y CANHWYLLAU

(February 3 Chwefror)

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

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Unity Service Many thanks to the Reverend Delyth Richards, Dr Andrew Padfield and the Reverend Peter Cutts for so skilfully arranging the United Bilingual Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity last Sunday evening.

             Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r Plwyf Diolch o galon/sincere thanks to all those who 

             were responsible for the delightful coffee morning yesterday, and to everyone who 

             supported it. The next parish coffee morning will be on Saturday 23 February.

             Mothers Union The next meeting will be on Monday 4 February at 2pm in the Hall.

             Plant Dewi Coffee Morning Once again Christ Church is responsible for the £1 parcel stall 

             at the annual coffee morning in support of our diocesan children’s charity. Items in the 

             parcels (which might include unwanted Christmas presents) should be worth at least £1.

             Please could you give the parcels to Mrs Doreen Jones, who is in charge of the parcel stall.

             Tickets for the coffee morning are available from Mrs Doreen Jones.

             Gwasanaethau Unedig Gŵyl Ddewi Caerfyrddin Cynhelir y gwasanaethau eleni ar ddydd 

             Sul 24 Chwefror. Bydd gwasanaeth y bore (gyda rhai o blant Ysgol Sul ac Eglwys Fach

             Eglwys Crist yn cymryd rhan) am 10 o’r gloch yng Nghapel Penuel, Heol y Prior. 

             Gweinyddir y Cymun Unedig am 5yh yn Eglwys Crist gan y Parchedig Delyth Richard, 

             gyda minnau’n gyfrifol am y bregeth.

             The Diocesan Quinquennial Inspection of our church building will take place later this

             year. The Diocese has appointed a new architect to undertake the inspection.

                                                                                                                                  Canon Patrick

Parish News 20th January 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 Administrator/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri a Threfnydd Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish LNSM Ordinand, Church Hall Secretary & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHGLl y Plwyf, Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

EPIPHANY 2 YSTWYLL

(January 20 Ionawr)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm UNITED BILINGUAL SERVICE FOR THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY (Guest Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids) * GWASANAETH DWYIEITHOG UNEDIG I’R WYTHNOS O WEDDI AM UNDOD CRISTNOGOL (Pregethwr Gwadd: Y Tra Pharchedig Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Deon Tyddewi)

Monday January 21 Ionawr Dydd Llun

10am I shall be taking the funeral of Mrs Kathleen Hope Davies at Parc Gwyn Crematorium

10am Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service in the English Baptist Church (led by Pastor Martin Dalling)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Church Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

‘Clwb Clonc’ has been transferred to Tuesday Evening

Tuesday January 22 Ionawr Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

10am Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service in Wesley Chapel (led by the Reverend Beti-Wyn)

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Church Office

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

[CONVERSION OF ST PAUL transferred] Wednesday January 23 Ionawr Dydd Mercher [TROEDIGAETH SANT PAUL trosglwyddwyd

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

10am Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service in Wesley Chapel (led by Lorette Hinson)

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

12.30pm Funeral of Mrs Margaret (Betty) Fisher

5pm Evening Prayer in the Church Office

 Thursday January 24 Ionawr Dydd Iau

10am Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service in Wesley Chapel (led by the Reverend Delyth Richards)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Church Office

7pm PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING/CYFARFOD Y CYNGOR PLWYF EGLWYSIG in the Church Office

Friday January 25 Ionawr Dydd Gwener

10am Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service in Wesley Chapel (led by M. Moules)

Saturday January 26 Ionawr Dydd Sadwrn

10.30am -12.30pm PARISH COFFEE MORNING in the Hall/BORE COFFI’R PLWYF yn y Neuadd

EPIPHANY 3 YSTWYLL

(January 27 Ionawr)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

3yp Rwy’n pregethu yng Nghapel Heol Awst

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

             Plant Dewi Coffee Morning Once again Christ Church is responsible for the £1 parcel stall 

             at the annual coffee morning in support of our diocesan children’s charity. Items in the 

             parcels (which might include unwanted Christmas presents) should be worth at least £1.

             Please could you give the parcels to Mrs Doreen Jones, who is in charge of the stall.

             Outreach Project The Reverend Delyth Richards, Kristie Griffiths and I had a very

             productive meeting with Archdeacon Mones Farah last Friday to discuss a proposed 

             outreach project for the parish.                                                                Canon Patrick

Parish News 13th January 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 Administrator/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri a Threfnydd Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish LNSM Ordinand, Church Hall Secretary & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHGLl y Plwyf, Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

EPIPHANY 1 YSTWYLL

 (January 13 Ionawr)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Monday January 14 Ionawr Dydd Llun

12noon for 12.30pm MOTHERS UNION ANNUAL DINNER in the Falcon Hotel

2-4pm As a Church in Wales Governing Body member representing the Carmarthenshire clergy, I have to attend a meeting at the Diocesan Office about clergy remuneration.

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

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

Tuesday January 15 Ionawr Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Wednesday January 16 Ionawr 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 January 17 Ionawr Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

4pm Model Church in Wales School Governing Body Self-evaluation Meeting

 Friday January 18 Ionawr Dydd Gwener

9.10am I am responsible for assembly at the Model Church in Wales School

EPIPHANY 2 YSTWYLL

(January 20 Ionawr)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm UNITED BILINGUAL SERVICE FOR THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY (Guest Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids) * GWASANAETH DWYIEITHOG UNEDIG I’R WYTHNOS O WEDDI AM UNDOD CRISTNOGOL (Pregethwr Gwadd: Y Tra Pharchedig Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Deon Tyddewi) 

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Parochial Church Council/Cyngor Eglwysig y Plwyf The next meeting of the Parochial Church Council will be in the parish office on Thursday 24 January at 7pm.

Parish Coffee Morning/Bore Coffi’r Plwyf The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 26 January from 10.30am-12.30pm. 

Funeral The funeral of Mrs Margaret Fisher, a faithful member of Christ Church, will take place in church on Wednesday 23 January at 12.30pm.

Stepping Down My globe-trotting days are over. I have resigned from the Anglican Oriental Orthodox International Commission because of my wonky heart and family pressures. However, I’m continuing my connection with the Armenian community in Wales, and have been asked to open the new Armenian art gallery and cafe in Cardiff later this year. 

             Plant Dewi Coffee Morning Once again Christ Church is responsible for the £1 parcel stall 

             at the annual coffee morning in support of our diocesan children’s charity. Items in the 

             parcels (which might include unwanted Christmas presents) should be worth at least £1.

             Please could you give the parcels to Mrs Doreen Jones, who is in charge of the stall.

             New Appointment The Archdeacon has asked me to announce that the new Priest-in- 

             Charge of St Peter’s Carmarthen and Area Dean is to be the Reverend Dr Matthew Hill, at 

             present Priest-in-Charge of Llanfihangel Ystrad (Felinfach) and Cilcennin with Trefilan and

             Nantcwnlle, and formerly Chaplain of the University of Wales, Lampeter. 

                                                                                                                          Canon Patrick

Parish News 6th January 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 Administrator/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri a Threfnydd Neuadd yr Eglwys: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish LNSM Ordinand, Church Hall Secretary & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHGLl y Plwyf, Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY * GŴYL YR YSTWYLL

[Theophany (Armenian Combined Celebration of Christmas, Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ)Յայտնութեանն եւ ԾննդեանՔրիստոսի]

(January 6 Ionawr)

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS and EPIPHANY PROCESSION (with BLESSING OF THE FONT) followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

[Blessing the water in the Font is an Armenian tradition. The priest appoints a godfather for the church for the year. This year’s godfather for Christ Church is Mr Edwin Jones, our longest serving churchwarden] 

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

[Bydd rhai o bobl Cartref Preswyl Towy Castle yn ymuno â ni i’r gwasanaeth hwn]

2pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYERHWYROL WEDDI

Monday January 7 Ionawr Dydd Llun

2pm MOTHERS UNION MEETING in the Hall (with light refreshments)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

6pm ‘CLWB CLONC’ (Welsh Conversation Class) in the Parish Office [NB: time as usual – there was a misprint in last week’s news-sheet]

Tuesday January 8 Ionawr Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP

Wednesday January 9 Ionawr 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 January 10 Ionawr Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday January 11 Ionawr Dydd Gwener

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

EPIPHANY 2 YSTWYLL

 (January 13 Ionawr)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Thank you/Diolch o galon to all those who were responsible for our wonderful Christmas services this year: to Mrs Val Kirby and her cast for the amazing Nativity Play; to the readers at the Angel Service and Mrs Brenda Jones for making the prayer angels for the Christmas tree; to Michael Kirby and his team for arranging the Nine Lessons and Carols; to the Reverend Delyth Richards for her delightful ‘Chocolate Nativity’ at the Crib Service; and to Meirion Wynn Jones and Royston Massocchi and his fellow Christmas orchestra members for the music at the deeply moving Midnight Mass. Hyfrydwch mawr oedd gweld ffrindïau o eglwysi a chapeli eraill yng Nghymun Gwawr y Nadolig eleni. Thank you also to everyone for welcoming our visitors from the other churches of the proposed Local Ministry Area for a very cheerful united service last Sunday.

Mothers Union Annual Dinner: Monday 14 January at 12 for 12.30pm in the Falcon Hotel, Lammas Street.

             Christian Unity Week / Wythnos Undod Cristnogol The Annual Christian Unity Week 

             service will be held in Christ Church on Sunday 20 January at 5pm. The preacher will be the     

            Very Reverend Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids Cathedral.

            Plant Dewi Coffee Morning Once again Christ Church is responsible for the £1 parcel stall 

            at the annual coffee morning in support of our diocesan children’s charity. Items in the 

            parcels (which might include unwanted Christmas presents) should be worth at least £1.

            Please could you give the parcels to Mrs Doreen Jones, who is in charge of the stall.

Blwyddyn Newydd fendithiol i bawb – a blessed New Year to everyone

                                                                                                                             Canon Patrick

Parish News 30th December 2018

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/Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Hwyl a Sbri: Mrs Lynette Edwards

Spirituality Co-ordinator/Cyd-lynydd Ysbrydolrwydd: Mr Ian Anderson TSSF

Parish LNSM Ordinand, Church Hall Secretary & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHGLl y Plwyf, Ysgrifenyddes Neuadd yr Eglwys a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Griffiths

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

 

CHRISTMAS 1 NADOLIG

(December 30 Rhagfyr)

9.15am UNITED BILINGUAL SERVICE for the Churches of the PROPOSED BRO CAERFYRDDIN MINISTRY AREA / GWASANAETH DWYIEITHOG UNEDIG ar gyfer Eglwysi ARDAL GWEINIDOGAETHU ARFAETHEDIG BRO CAERFYRDDIN

(as the Archdeacon is otherwise engaged, I have agreed to preach and celebrate at this service)

[ Fifth Sunday Lunch at the Quins’ Club. Many thanks to Mrs Rosemary Bowen for making the arrangements, and for all her help over the Christmas period]

[NAMING OF JESUS] Tuesday January 1 Ionawr Dydd Mawrth [ENWI’R IESU]

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

Wednesday January 2 Ionawr Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP

12.30pm Clearing away of the angel service decorations will begin (this will also continue on Thursday and Friday, if required)

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday January 3 Ionawr Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday January 4 Ionawr Dydd Gwener

11.30am Final Meeting of the ‘Friends of Argel’ Committee in the Ivy Bush Hotel

Saturday January 5 Ionawr Dydd Sadwrn

I’ll be conducting a funeral at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY * GŴYL YR YSTWYLL

[Theophany (Armenian Christmas)* Յայտնութեանն եւ ԾննդեանՔրիստոսի]

(January 6 Ionawr)

9.15am FAMILY EUCHARIST with a CHILDREN’S ADDRESS and EPIPHANY PROCESSION (with BLESSING OF THE WATER) followed by tea/coffee/squash in the Hall

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER* HWYROL WEDDI

 

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

A Warm Welcome/Croeso Cynnes Iawn to our friends from other churches in the proposed Bro Caerfyrddin Ministry Area.

Thank you/Diolch o galon to all those who were responsible for our wonderful Christmas services this year: to Mrs Val Kirby and her cast for the amazing Nativity Play; to the readers at the Angel Service and Mrs Brenda Jones for making the prayer angels for the Christmas tree; to Michael Kirby and his team for arranging the Nine Lessons and Carols; to the Reverend Delyth Richards for her delightful ‘Chocolate Nativity’ at the Crib Service; and to Meirion Wynn Jones and Royston Massocchi and his fellow Christmas orchestra members for the music at the deeply moving Midnight Mass. Hyfrydwch mawr oedd gweld ffrindïau o eglwysi a chapeli eraill yng Nghymun Gwawr y Nadolig eleni.

Mothers Union meeting: Monday 7 January at 2pm in the Hall.

‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Conversation Class) starts up again on Monday 7 January at 7pm in the Parish Office.                                                                                              

Withdrawal of Acceptance After being given stern advice by a wide range of wise people (including most of my relatives and one of our local undertakers), I have written to the Bishop to withdraw my acceptance of the post of Area Dean/LMA Dean because of health issues, family pressures and other commitments.

Christian Unity Week / Wythnos Undod Cristnogol The Annual Christian Unity Week

service will be held in Christ Church on Sunday 20 January at 5pm. The preacher will be the

Very Reverend Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids Cathedral.

Plant Dewi Coffee Morning Once again Christ Church is responsible for the £1 parcel stall

            at the annual coffee morning in support of our diocesan children’s charity. Items in the

parcels (which might include unwanted Christmas presents) should be worth at least £1.

Please could you give the parcels to Mrs Doreen Jones, who is in charge of the stall.

Blwyddyn Newydd fendithiol i bawb – a blessed New Year to everyone

                                                                                                                             Canon Patrick