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 email@example.com
SWG Benefice Services, JULY 2017
This month’s United Benefice Eucharist is on Sunday 9 July at 10 am in St David’s Church, Llandewi. Gifts for the Food Bank will be gratefully received at any of the ordinary church services listed below and will be blessed at the Offertory
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.
Breakfast Church –
There will be a summer recess from the end of May until monthly services resume on Sunday 3 September 2017 in the Reynoldston Village Hall. Andy Walker (Methodist Church) writes as follows, inviting Breakfast Church congregations to other events:-
:Sunday 9th July, 10.30 a.m. – Carnival Service in the Marquee on Pennard Playing Fields, where our lively. Ben Walker and team will lead worship. There will be tea and possibly a home made cake afterwards! Why not bring lunch and make an afternoon of it?
Sunday 6th August – The 100th Gower Show: Churches Together and the Ministry Area will be there. Again, we encourage the Breakfast Church congregation to join this day of celebration and outreach. (Please contact Rev. Hilary Evans if you can offer to be involved on the day)
Saturday 9th December – join in with the Stable Trail around Reynoldston Village.
On the 11th June, at the United Benefice service held in St Mary’s, Rhossili, church wardens and sub wardens renewed their declarations to serve in our Benefice for another year. We thank them for their dedication and sense of duty.
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||Rhossili|
|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