The Benefice of South West Gower
comprising St Cattwg’s, Port Eynon; St Mary’s, Rhossili; St David’s, Llanddewi;
St Illtyd’s, Oxwich; St George’s, Reynoldston; and St Andrew’s, Penrice.
Cleric with Pastoral Responsibility for South West Gower: Revd Carol Davies
The Rectory, Knelston SA3 1AR; Tel 01792 390 456; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Lent Course: A five week Lent course, starting on Wednesday, 8th March, 10 am to 12 pm, entitled ‘Living an Authentic Life,” will be held in the Upper Room of Reynoldston Village Hall.
Prayer Group: The Bible Study and Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays at Highmead, Overton, starting with coffee at 9.45 am and finishing by 12 noon. Anyone is welcome to join us. Contact Penny Henderson, (tel 390119) or Richard Herbert (tel. 390300) if you would like further details.
Annual Vestry Meeting
The Benefice AVM will be held on Wednesday 26th April at 7pm in St George’s Church, Reynoldston. Please try to ensure that your church has representatives present.
This monthly ecumenical fixture will be held in the Village Hall, Reynoldston, at 9 a.m. on Sunday 2nd April.
Christian Aid Week
This event is to raise global awareness about the victims of man-made and natural disasters and will be marked in our Ministry Area by two events in Reynoldston Village Hall: a Coffee Morning on Saturday 1st April; and a service led by the Bishop at 4 pm on 14th May 2017
SWG Benefice Services, APRIL 2017
Please note the following special Lenten /Easter Services:
Palm Sunday, 9th April, 10 am: United Benefice Service, St George’s, Reynoldston
Maundy Thursday, 13th April, 6 pm. Holy Eucharist with feet washing and stripping the Altar in St Illtyd’s Church, Oxwich.
Good Friday, 14th April, 11am From Reynoldston Green, a Walk of Witness with the Cross up Cefn Bryn. 2 pm to 4 pm. All churches in South West Gower will be open for prayer and quiet reflection.
Easter Sunday, 16th April: Each of the six churches will have its standard 3rd Sunday of the month service, at the usual hour.
UNITED BENEFICE SERVICES 2017
|January 8th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Reynoldston|
|February 12th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Oxwich|
|March 12th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Rhossili|
|April 9th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Reynoldston|
|May 25th||Ascension Day||10.00||Penrice||Ascension Day|
|June 11th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Penrice|
|July 9th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Llandewi|
|August 6th||Gower Show||9.15||Port Eynon||Gower Show Day|
|August 13th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Oxwich|
|September 10th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Penrice|
|October 8th||2nd Sunday||16.00||Llandewi||Harvest|
|November 12th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Reynoldston||Remembrance|
|December 10th||2nd Sunday||10.00||Port Eynon|
Pen Portrait of our Associate Priest, the Rev Carol Davies
Born in Ilfracombe, North Devon to an English mother and a Welsh father, Carol came to Swansea with her parents and younger brother as a young child. Devon remains an important part of her life and she visits relatives whenever possible. She has travelled widely and lived abroad for a time with her first husband, John and their two sons, Kerry and Craig. After becoming widowed Carol returned to Britain with her two sons and took up a post with HM Customs & Excise where she eventually met and married her second husband Tony; sadly Tony died in 2014.
Carol has been involved in many areas of church life in the CinW and was a licensed Reader before training for ordained ministry at St Michael’s College, Llandaff where she graduated with a BTh. She spent her curacy in the Parish of Llwynderw.
Carol and her sons maintain a close relationship; Kerry lives with Sarah in Cardiff whilst Craig and Claire live in Gloucestershire with their two children, Megan and Harry