Parish News 10th November 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST 

Priests-in-charge/Offeiriaid mewn Gofal: Chancellor Dr Patrick Thomas and the Reverend Delyth Richards / Canghellor Ddr Patrick Thomas a’r Parchedig Delyth Richards

Ordinand-in-training/Ymgeisydd dan hyffordiant: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths

Licensed Readers/Darllenwyr Trwyddedig: Mr Michael Kirby and/a Dr Andrew Padfield

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY * (TRINITY 21 DRINDOD) * SUL Y COFIO

(November 10 Tachwedd)

9.15am ACT OF REMEMBRANCE & SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

[I apologise that I shall have to dash off before the end of this service to be in time to take the Remembrance Service for Newchurch, Cynwyl Elfed and Cwmduad at Newchurch at 10.30am]

11yb GWASANAETH Y COFIO (BOREOL WEDDI) gyda’r Canon Haydn Rowlands

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Monday November 11 Tachwedd Dydd Llun

11.30am MODEL CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

7pm LOCAL MINISTRY AREA COUNCIL meeting at Llanpumsaint

Tuesday November 12 Tachwedd Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

4.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

5pm Evening Prayer in the Church Office

6pm ‘CLWB CLONC’ (Welsh Conversation Group) in the Church Office – wythnos yma: ‘Dirgelwch tun yr eirin gwlanog’ 

Wednesday November 13 Tachwedd Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

7pm ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION in St Peter’s Church (for clergy, readers and wardens) / GOFWY’R ARCHDDIACON yn Eglwys Sant Pedr (i glerigwyr, darllenwyr a wardeniaid)

Thursday November 14 Tachwedd Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church Office

4pm Model Church in Wales School Governors: Buildings Sub-committee

4.30pm Model Church in Wales School Governors: Finance Sub-committee

7pm (PAROCHIAL) CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING in the Church Office/CYNGOR (PLWYFOL) EGLWYSIG yn Swyddfa’r Eglwys

TRINITY 22 DRINDOD

(November 17 Tachwedd)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

[No Evening Prayer because of the ‘Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol’ recording in St Peter’s Church at 6pm]

CHRIST CHURCH ‘CLONC’

Volunteers Needed for the ecumenical ‘Christmas the Story’ presentation in the English Baptist Church, Lammas Street. Registration in the cellar café on Monday 18 November at 6pm.

Mrs Lil Davies, one of Christ Church’s greatest characters, celebrated her 99th birthday last week. Lil is now in Peniel Care Home, where she is being looked after extremely well by the caring staff. We send her our warmest best wishes.

Parish Digest / Papur y Plwyf Vince James is collecting material for the next issue (December / January). Articles, news items etc (in English or Welsh) should be sent to him as soon as possible. Many thanks to all our contributors.

Postponed Visit Because of the forthcoming General Election, the First Minister’s visit to the Model Church in Wales School did not take place last week. Professor Mark Drakeford will now be visiting the school on Tuesday 17 December.

Tenovus Cancer Concert The annual concert in this church in aid of the Tenovus Cancer Charity will take place on Thursday 28 November at 7pm.

Church Coffee Morning / Bore Coffi’r Eglwys in the Hall on Saturday 30 November from 10am to Midday. 

Christingle Family Eucharist This will be celebrated on Advent Sunday 1 December at 9.15am. The Christingles will be made in the Church Hall on Friday 29 November at 7pm. If you are able to help, please have a word with Mrs Val Kirby.

Diolch o Galon i’r Canon Haydn Rowlands am ysgrifennu carol mor hyfryd i’n Côr Plygain unwaith eto eleni. 

Thank you to my colleagues for taking the services here last Sunday while I was away in Cardiff leading trilingual devotions to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the dedication of the khatchkar (cross-stone) in honour of the million and a half martyrs of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. The Welsh Armenians have now asked me to write a book about the origin, history and religious symbolism of khatchkars (their equivalent of our Celtic crosses).   Canon Patrick

Parish News 20th October 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 18 DRINDOD

(October 20 Hydref)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Morning Prayer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am in the Parish Office; Evening Prayer at 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Contemplative Prayer Group on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Monday October 21 Hydref Dydd Llun

12pm Funeral of Miss Sonia Hughes (formerly of Cadifor Street)

3.45pm Mr Richard Leggett and I will be meeting the Estyn inspectors at the Model Church in Wales School as part of the school inspection

Tuesday October 22 Hydref Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

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

Wednesday October 23 Hydref Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

Thursday October 24 Hydref Dydd Iau

1pm Estyn Inspectors Meeting with the Model School Governing Body

DON’T MISS…  PAID Â CHOLLI…

AN EVENING AT THE FALCON HOTEL, LAMMAS STREET, TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHRIST CHURCH FUNDS

NOSON YNG NGWESTY’R HEBOG, HEOL AWST, I GODI ARIAN AT GRONFA EGLWYS CRIST

7pm

BUFFET, GLASS OF WINE & MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT * LLUNIAETH, GLASAID O WIN AC ADLONIANT CERDDOROL

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE * TOCYNNAU AR GAEL

£15 (concession £10)

[List on the table at the back of the church * Rhestr ar y ford yng nghefn yr eglwys]

Saturday October 26 Hydref Dydd Sadwrn

PARISH COFFEE MORNING * BORE COFFI’R PLWYF

Hosted by Joyce Smith, Elaine Roberts and Kath Jones

10am -12noon

In the Church Hall * Yn Neuadd Yr Eglwys

[There is also a Christian Aid Coffee Morning in the English Baptist Church from 9am to Midday]

TRINITY 19 DRINDOD

(October 27 Hydref)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm HEALING SERVICE

CHRIST CHURCH ‘CLONC’

Congratulations / Llongyfarchiadau to the Reverend Delyth Richards on the birth of her new grand-daughter, Emily Rose Williams (7lb 1oz).

Parish Digest / Papur y Plwyf The latest issue is available at the back of the church. Many thanks to Vince and his contributors for producing such an amazing magazine. Please help yourself to a copy – and take one to give to a friend or neighbour.

School Inspection The Model Church in Wales School is having an Estyn inspection this week.

Retreat Day: ‘Keeping House in a Cloud of Witnesses’ I shall be leading a Quiet Day at Tŷ’r Pererin Cathedral Pilgrimage and Education Centre at St David’s on All Saints Day (November 1), beginning at 10am. The theme is prayer in the Communion of Saints. It is based on my prayers and meditation during the six months when I was recovering from open heart surgery. If you would like more information about the retreat day and/or would like to come along, please let me know.

Ymarfer Carol y Plygain Byddwn ni’n dechrau ymarfer ein Carol Plygain Newydd (o waith y Canon Haydn Rowlands) yn y gwasanaeth Cymraeg ar ddydd Sul 3 Tachwedd.

Armenians I shall be helping to lead the prayers at a special commemoration at the Memorial to the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide in the garden of the Temple of Peace, Cardiff, on Sunday 3 November.

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).   

Changes to Marriage Law Changes to the way in which marriages are being registered are about to be introduced. There is to be compulsory training for clergy on Monday 4 November at 2pm in Llanddarog.

Mothers Union The next meeting is on Monday 4 November at 2pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Canon Patrick

Parish News 13th October 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 17 DRINDOD

(October 13 Hydref)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

[The Reverend Delyth Richards and I will read our declarations as Priests-in-Charge in the new Local Ministry Area of Bro Caerfyrddin, which was inaugurated by Bishop Joanna last Wednesday]

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Morning Prayer in the parish office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week at 9.30am. Evening Prayer at 5pm. Contemplative Prayer Group on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15pm

Tuesday October 15 Hydref Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

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

[ST LUKE’S DAY transferred] Wednesday October 16 Hydref Dydd Mercher [GŴYL SANT LUC]

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

7pm Harvest Festival / Cwrdd Diolchgarwch at St Michael’s Church, Newchurch – guest preacher: our former curate, the Reverend Wyn Maskell (all welcome – refreshments in the church hall after the service

Saturday October 19 Hydref Dydd Sadwrn

11.30am Holy Baptism

TRINITY 18 DRINDOD

(October 20 Hydref)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Don’t miss *** Peidiwch â cholli

AN EVENING AT THE FALCON HOTEL, LAMMAS STREET, TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHURCH FUNDS

NOSON YNG NGWESTY’R HEBOG, HEOL AWST, I GODI ARIAN AT GRONFA’R ESGOB

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 HYDREF NOS IAU

7pm

BUFFET, GLASS OF WINE & MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT * LLUNIAETH, GLASAID O WIN AC ADLONIANT CERDDOROL

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE * TOCYNNAU AR GAEL

£15 (concession £10)

Harvest Thanks / Diolchiadau Diolchgarwch Many thanks to all those who decorated the church so beautifully for our Harvest Festivals and to those who contributed flowers and harvest gifts. My apologies for having missed last Sunday’s services – I was preaching at the Armenian Church in Manchester. The Reverend Delyth has shown me a wonderful recording of the children singing at the 9.15am service. Warmest congratulations to all involved. I have written to thank the Reverend Shirley Murphy, who was guest preacher at the evening service.

Parish Digest / Papur y Plwyf The latest issue is available at the back of the church. Many thanks to Vince and his contributors for producing such an amazing magazine. Please help yourself to a copy – and take one to give to a friend or neighbour.

School Inspection The Model Church in Wales School is having an Estyn inspection later this month.

Christ Church Coffee Morning / Bore Coffi Eglwys Crist Our next coffee morning is on Saturday 26 October in the Parish Hall from 10am – 12noon (there is also a Christian Aid Coffee Morning on the same day at the English Baptist Church).

Retreat Day: ‘Keeping House in a Cloud of Witnesses’  I’m leading a Quiet Day at Tŷ’r Pererin Cathedral Pilgrimage and Education Centre at St David’s on All Saints Day (November 1), beginning at 10am. The theme is prayer in the Communion of Saints. If you would like more information and/or would like to come along, please let me know.

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Canon Patrick

Parish News 29th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

FEAST OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

(September 29 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST and SUNDAY SCHOOL with SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

Fifth Sunday lunch in the Quins for those who signed the list at the back of the Church

5pm HEALING SERVICE

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Morning Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm

The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Monday September 30 Medi Dydd Llun

7pm Pastoral Area Ministry Team (Christ Church Dewi Sant, Llangunnor and Newchurch) meeting at Dr Andrew Padfield’s house 

Tuesday October 1 Hydref  Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

No ‘CLWB CLONC’ this week because of the Harvest Supper

6.30pm HARVEST SUPPER * SWPER Y CYNHAEAF 

[If you would like to come, please put your name on the list at the back of the church and buy a ticket £10 from Rosemary Bowen or Lynette Edwards]

Wednesday October 2 Hydref Dydd Mercher

10.30pm HOLY EUCHARIST

11.30am-1.30pm The Church will be open for decorating for our Harvest services (tea, coffee and cakes will be available for the decorators)

DIOLCHGARWCH CYMRAEG * WELSH HARVEST FESTIVAL

7yh GOSBER Y CYNHAEAF

Pregethir gan Y Parchedig Ganon J. Haydn Rowlands, Llandysul gynt – braint a hyfrydwch fydd i gael gwrando ar aelod annwyl o’n cynulleidfa ac un o gewri offeiriadaeth yr Eglwys yng Nghymru.

Thursday October 3 Hydref Dydd Iau

6pm Installation of new Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our Local Ministry Area Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral

Friday October 4 Hydref Dydd Gwener

9am Quinquennial Inspection of Christ Church by the architect appointed by the Diocese

11.30am -4pm USPG Ministry Meeting in the Diocesan Office

Saturday October 5 Hydref Dydd Sadwrn

9.30am -3.30pm Diocesan Conference at Aberystwyth University

I am away for the weekend helping to lead a Welsh Armenian pilgrimage to Manchester, and will be taking part on Sunday in a service at Holy Trinity Armenian Orthodox Church there. My apologies for missing the Sunday Harvest services

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TRINITY 16 DRINDOD

ENGLISH HARVEST FESTIVAL

(October 6 Hydref)

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

11yb BOREOL WEDDI Y CYNHAEAF

5pm ENGLISH HARVEST EVENSONG 

(Guest Preacher: The Reverend Shirley Murphy, Curate of Narberth)

Non-perishable gifts of food will be given to our neighbours at the Salvation Army for Emergency Food Aid

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Our Profound Sympathy to the family of the Reverend Ceri Davies, our former curate. Ceri’s sudden death came as a great shock to us all. We remember with great affection his cheerful smile and friendliness.

Many Thanks/Diolch o Galon to all those who helped with and supported yesterday’s coffee morning arranged by the Sunday School and Small Church in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Many Thanks to Mr Vince James (the editor) and all who have contributed items to the September/October issue of our magazine.

Bro Caerfyrddin Local Ministry Area Inauguration Service Practice This will be held in St Peter’s Church on Tuesday 8 October at 7pm. The Archdeacon has asked that clergy, readers, ordinands, LMA Council members and churchwardens from all the churches should be present.

The Bro Caerfyrddin Local Ministry Area Inauguration Service will take place in St Peter’s Church on Wednesday 9 October at 7pm (clergy to arrive at 6pm for legal formalities). The service will be followed by refreshments in St John’s Church. We are asked to bring cake and biscuits.  

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).                                                                               

Canon Patrick

Parish News 22nd September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 14 DRINDOD

(September 22 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm

The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Monday September 23 Medi Dydd Llun

7pm BRO CAERFYRDDIN LOCAL MINISTRY AREA SNADOW COUNCIL MEETING in Christ Church for church representatives, LMA officers, clergy, readers and ordinands

Tuesday September 24 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

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

Wednesday September 25 Medi Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

Friday September 27 Medi Dydd Gwener

9.10am I am responsible for Assembly this week

Saturday September 28 Medi Dydd Sadwrn

10.30 -12.30 CHARITY COFFEE MORNING for MACMILLAN CANCER CARE arranged by the Sunday School and the Small Church in the Hall * BORE COFFI ELUSENNOL at OFAL CANCR MACMILLAN wedi’i drefnu gan yr Ysgol Sul a’r Eglwys Fach yn y Neuadd

FEAST OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

(September 29 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST and SUNDAY SCHOOL with SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

Fifth Sunday lunch in the Quins for those who signed the list at the back of the Church

5pm HEALING SERVICE

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Many Thanks to Mr Vince James (the editor) and all who have contributed items to the September/October issue of our magazine.

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm. Tickets are £10 (and past experience suggests that the meal will be delicious). A list for those who would like to come – and tickets – are available at the back of the church.

Gosber Diolchgarwch Cymraeg Nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands, un o hoelion wyth Sir Fôn.

English Harvest Festival Sunday 6 October: 9.15am Family Eucharist with a Children’s Address; 5pm Harvest Evensong – guest preacher: The Reverend Shirley Murphy, Narberth. Harvest gifts of non-perishable food will be given to our neighbours at the Salvation Army for emergency food relief. [I apologise that I shall be away for the Harvest weekend, helping to lead a Welsh Armenian pilgrimage, ending with a service in Holy Trinity Armenian Orthodox Church in Manchester, in which I shall be taking part. The Reverend Delyth Richards will look after you all – diolch o galon iddi.]

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                                

Canon Patrick

Parish News 15th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 13 DRINDOD

(September 15 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm

The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Tuesday at 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday September 17 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

The first meeting of the new season of the ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Conversation Class) will now be on Tuesday 24 September at 6pm

[ST MATTHEW’S DAY transferred] Wednesday Se ptember 18 Medi Dydd Mercher [GŴYL SANT MATHEW trosglwyddwyd]

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

7pm BRO CAERFYRDDIN LOCAL MINISTRY AREA MEETING for Clergy, Executive Members and Church Treasurers at St John’s Church, Priory Street

Thursday September 19 Medi Dydd Iau

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

Friday September 20 Medi Dydd Gwener

I have been asked to go to St David’s Cathedral to film an item about the Cathedral Library (the only functioning cathedral library left in Wales) for S4C’s ‘Cynefin’ programme

TRINITY 14 DRINDOD

(September 22 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Thank you / Diolch o galon to all those who contributed to the Reverend Wyn Maskell’s farewell service and presentation last Sunday. Wyn is starting in his new parish today. Please remember him in your prayers.

Please Send articles, news and pictures for the next issue of our Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf to Mr Vince James asap.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 24 September at 6pm.

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space for details, and see Kristie’s article in the latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

LMA Shadow Council Meeting at Christ Church on Monday 23 September at 7pm.

The Sunday School/Small Church Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief will be on Saturday 28 September in the Hall.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg Nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

English Harvest Festival Sunday 6 October at 9.15am and 5pm.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                                

Canon Patrick

Parish News 8th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 12 DRINDOD

(September 8 Medi)

9.15am UNITED BILINGUAL THANKSGIVING & FAREWELL EUCHARIST for our Curate, the Reverend WYN MASKELL, followed by tea/coffee/squash and a presentation in the Hall * CYMUN UNEDIG DWYIEITHOG I FYNEGI DIOLCHGARWCH a FFARWELIO â’n Curad, Y Parchedig WYN MASKELL gyda te/coffi/diod ffrwythau a chyflwyniad yn y Neuadd

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office at 9.30am (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office at 5pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesday 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday September 10 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

I shall be away from Tuesday afternoon until Thursday evening at the September meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in Swansea

Wednesday September 11 Medi Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

[HOLY CROSS DAY] Saturday September 14 Medi Dydd Sadwrn [GŴYL Y GROG]

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST (which helps to remind me that it’s my wedding anniversary)

We have had a kind invitation from our neighbours at the English Congregational Church to their coffee morning

TRINITY 13 DRINDOD

(September 15 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

LMA Finance Meeting for church treasurers and members of the LMA Executive at St John’s Church, Priory Street, at 7pm on Wednesday 18 September.

Please Send articles, news and pictures for the next issue of our Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf to Mr Vince James asap.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 17 September at 6pm (NB change of date because I shall be at the Church in Wales Governing Body on the 10th).

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

Model School Governors The next full meeting of the Model Church in Wales School Governing Body is on 19 September at 4pm.

Filming I shall be filming an item about the Cathedral Library for the S4C ‘Cynefin’ programme on 20 September.

LMA Shadow Council Meeting at Christ Church on Monday 23 September at 7pm.

The  Sunday School/Small Church Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief will be on Saturday 28 September in the Hall.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Newidir Noson y Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg i nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                                

Canon Patrick

Parish News 8th September 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

TRINITY 12 DRINDOD

(September 8 Medi)

9.15am UNITED BILINGUAL THANKSGIVING & FAREWELL EUCHARIST for our Curate, the Reverend WYN MASKELL, followed by tea/coffee/squash and a presentation in the Hall * CYMUN UNEDIG DWYIEITHOG I FYNEGI DIOLCHGARWCH a FFARWELIO â’n Curad, Y Parchedig WYN MASKELL gyda te/coffi/diod ffrwythau a chyflwyniad yn y Neuadd

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm ALTERNATIVE EVENSONG in the Hall

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office at 9.30am (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office at 5pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesday 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday September 10 Medi Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

I shall be away from Tuesday afternoon until Thursday evening at the September meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in Swansea

Wednesday September 11 Medi Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

[HOLY CROSS DAY] Saturday September 14 Medi Dydd Sadwrn [GŴYL Y GROG]

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST (which helps to remind me that it’s my wedding anniversary)

We have had a kind invitation from our neighbours at the English Congregational Church to their coffee morning

TRINITY 13 DRINDOD

(September 15 Medi)

9.15am SUNG EUCHARIST with SUNDAY SCHOOL and SMALL CHURCH

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

LMA Finance Meeting for church treasurers and members of the LMA Executive at St John’s Church, Priory Street, at 7pm on Wednesday 18 September.

Please Send articles, news and pictures for the next issue of our Parish Digest/Papur y Plwyf to Mr Vince James asap.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 17 Septemberat 6pm (NB change of date because I shall be at the Church in Wales Governing Body on the 10th).

Christian Mindfulness Group Kristie’s group will be starting up again soon. Watch this space latest issue of Pobl Dewi (copies available at the back of the church).

Model School Governors The next full meeting of the Model Church in Wales School Governing Body is on 19 September at 4pm.

Filming I shall be filming an item about the Cathedral Library for the S4C ‘Cynefin’ programme on 20 September.

LMA Shadow Council Meeting at Christ Church on Monday 23 September at 7pm.

The  Sunday School/Small Church Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief will be on Saturday 28 September in the Hall.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Newidir Noson y Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg i nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                                               

Canon Patrick

Parish News 25th August 2019

Parish of St David Carmarthen * Plwyf Dewi Sant Caerfyrddin

CHRIST CHURCH NEWS * NEWYDDION EGLWYS CRIST

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS * CYHOEDDIADAU PWYSIG

As was announced last Sunday our LNSM Curate, the Reverend Wyn Maskell, is being appointed to a Curacy in the Glyn Aeron (Inland) Local Ministry Area. Wyn’s final service with us will be on Sunday 8 September. It will be a joint Eucharist for our two congegations at 9.15am (we shall also be inviting our friends from Llangunnor), followed by coffee/tea and biscuits/cake and a presentation, with an opportunity to thank Wyn for his contribution to the life of our parish. Gobeithio y gallwch i gyd ddod i ymuno â ni ar gyfer yr achlysur arbennig yma i fynegi ein diolchgarwch a gwerthfawrogiad i’n Curad annwyl.  

Our Local Ministry Area of Bro Caerfyrddin will be inaugurated at a service in St Peter’s Church on Wednesday 9 October. It is to be divided into three pastoral areas:                         1) St Peter’s with St John’s, Abergwili and Cynwyl Elfed: Stipendiary Priests: Canon Matthew Hill (LMA Dean), the Reverend Matthew Webster (Curate); LNSM Associate Priest for               Abergwili: the Reverend Jennie Britton; LNSM Ordinand: Robert Moore.                                       2) Christ Church/Dewi Sant with Llangunnor and Newchurch: Stipendiary Priests: Chancellor Patrick Thomas, the Reverend Delyth Richards; Licensed Readers: Michael Kirby, Dr Andrew Padfield; LNSM Ordinand: Kristie Godden-Griffiths.                                                                           3) Llanpumsaint, Bronwydd, Llanllawddog and Cwmduad: Stipendiary Priest: the Reverend Gaynor Jones-Higgs.

TRINITY 10 DRINDOD

(August 25 Awst)

9.15 SUNG EUCHARIST

11yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

12.30pm Holy Baptism

2.30pm Holy Baptism

3.30pm Holy Baptism

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

Morning Prayer in the Parish Office at 9.30am (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Evening Prayer in the Parish Office at 5pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesday 4.30pm and Wednesday at 11.15am

Tuesday August 27 Awst Dydd Mawrth

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

Wednesday August 28 Awst Dydd Mercher

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

Friday August 30 Awst Dydd Gwener

11am Funeral of the Reverend Meurig John at Newcastle Emlyn Church * Angladd y Parchedig Meurig John yn Eglwys Castellnewydd Emlyn

TRINITY 11 DRINDOD

(September 1 Medi)

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

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2pm Holy Baptism

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Parish Trip to Brecon Many thanks to Mrs Lynette Edwards and Mrs Rosemary Bowen for arranging the highly enjoyable outing to the Cathedral and Canal at Brecon yesterday.

LMA Finance Meeting for church treasurers and members of the LMA Executive at St John’s Church, Priory Street, at 7pm on Wednesday 18 September.

The World President of the Mothers Union will be visiting Christ Church on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September.

The ‘Clwb Clonc’ (Welsh Learners’ Conversation Class) will start up again in the Parish Office on Tuesday 10 September at 6pm.

The Harvest Supper will be in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm.

Newidir Noson y Cwrdd Diolchgarwch Cymraeg i nos Fercher 2 Hydref am 7yh. Pregethir gan y Canon Haydn Rowlands.

Installation of New Canons (including Canon Matthew Hill, our LMA Dean designate) at St Davids Cathedral at 6pm on Thursday 3 October.                                                Canon Patrick

Parish News 28th July 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

LMA Shadow Council Representatives/Cynrychiolwyr ar Gyngor Cysgod yr AWL; Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation); Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg) 

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 NSM Ordinand & Mindfulness Co-ordinator/ Ymgeisydd i Urddau GHG y Plwyf, a Chyd-lynydd Tangnefedd Meddwl: Mrs Kristie Godden-Griffiths 

Website/Gwefan: www.christchurchcarmarthen.org.uk

TRINITY 6 DRINDOD

(July 28 Gorffennaf)

9.15am UNITED PARISH EUCHARIST with Bishop Joanna * CYMUN UNEDIG Y PLWYF gyda Esgob Joanna

to celebrate the 40thanniversary of Canon Patrick’s ministry in the diocese and the 10thanniversary of his appointment as Canon Chancellor of St Davids Cathedral

5pm EVENING PRAYER * GOSBER Y PLWYF

Monday July 29 Gorffennaf Dydd Llun

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

5.30pm Contemplative Prayer Group

Tuesday July 30 Gorffennaf Dydd Mawrth

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30yb CYMUN BENDIGAID

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Wednesday July 31 Gorffennaf Dydd Mercher

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

10.30am HOLY EUCHARIST

11.15am Contemplative Prayer Group

2.15pm I shall be recording a series of Prayer for The Day for BBC Radio 4 in the Priory Street studio. They will be broadcast on Saturday 10 August and Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August very early in the morning.

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Thursday August 1 Awst Dydd Iau

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Parish Office

11.30am The Reverend Delyth Richards is kindly giving me a lift to Morriston Hospital to get my ICD (the amazing device that keeps me alive) checked.

5pm Evening Prayer in the Parish Office

Friday August 2 Awst Dydd Gwener

Kristie and I will be meeting her Director of Studies to discuss her training for the next year.

TRINITY 7 DRINDOD

(August 4 Awst) 

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

(Mr Simon Thane, Diocesan Consultant on Local Ministry Areas and a member of St Peter’s Church will be talking to people at coffee time to ask your views about the new Local Ministry Area)

11yb BOREOL WEDDI

2.30pm HOLY BAPTISM

5pm EVENING PRAYER * HWYROL WEDDI

PARISH NEWS * NEWYDDION Y PLWYF

Parish Digest / Papur y Plwyf  The summer issue is now available at the back of the church – packed with cheerful news, fascinating articles and delightful photographs. It gives a wonderful snapshot of our church life. We are hugely grateful to Vince James for his wonderful work as editor. Please take a copy (and an extra one or two for your friends and relatives!)

Croeso Cynnes Iawn / A Very Warm Welcome to Bishop Joanna to our service this morning. It is a great joy to have her with us once again.

A Special Thank You to Mr Don Griffiths for decorating the church with an amazing variety of flags for last week’s Sea Sunday.

Thank You / Diolch o Galon to all those who were responsible for yesterday’s extremely enjoyable coffee morning.

Future Local Ministry Area There will be another meeting of the Ministry Team and the Shadow LMA Council at 7pm in Abergwili Church Hall on Thursday 8 July. Church treasurers are also invited, as financial matters will be discussed. Our representatives on the Shadow LMA Council are Mrs Lynette Edwards (English Congregation) and Mrs Kathleen Hyde (Cynulleidfa Gymraeg). 

Parish Trip to Brecon Cathedral on Saturday 24 August. If you would like to come along, please sign the list at the back of the church.

The World President of the Mothers Union will be visiting Christ Church on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September.                                                                                           Canon Patrick