The Parish of South West Gower

 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 revdcarol@icloud.com

Invitation to the Ministry Area

St.George’s Church….150 years.   One hundred and fifty years ago the 3rd November saw the opening of the present St George’s building which had been rebuilt on the original mediaeval foundations. To mark this special anniversary we are planning a number of events – on Friday the 3rd a celebration Service at 11 am followed by a special Lunch in the Hall.  Earlier in the week there will be an Exhibition in the Church illustrating its history and the role it has, and is, playing in our community. If any Benefice or Gower Ministry members wish  to join our celebrations we should be delighted to see you at the Service or Lunch and you are asked to contact Heather Laurie on 390399 or heatherlaurie@gmail.com

Also if you have any photographs or documents which we might include in the exhibition of  Church events, weddings, christenings, groups, previous Rectors, former Church members,  please contact Hugh Jones on 07775597927 or hugh.jones@reynoldston.com   

You are warmly invited to come to St George’s to see the Exhibition on Tuesday 31st October (10am- 12noon), Wednesday  1st November, ( 2pm  – 4pm) and Thursday 2nd November ( 7pm – 9pm).

 

ECUMENICAL SERVICES

Breakfast Church – Sunday 3rd October at 9 a.m. in the Reynoldston Village Hall.

 

 

SWG BENEFICE PRAYER GROUPS

The Bible Study & 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) for further details.

 

 SWG BENEFICE SERVICES

There will be two October United Benefice Eucharist services. The first, the Benefice Harvest Festival celebration, is at St David’s Church, Llandewi, on Sunday 8 October at 4 pm. The second is on Sunday 29 October at 10 am at St Mary’s, Rhossili.

 

From The Registers

Weddings

26th August – Adam Taylor to Jelena Greb at St George’s Church, Reynoldston.

23rd September – William Kovacs to Laura Lake at St George’s Church, Reynoldston.

30th September – Martyn Summers to Jacqueline Williams at St George’s Church, Reynoldston.

Renewal of Vows

22nd August – Mark and Andrea Robin at St Cattwg’s Church, Port Eynon.

 

 

UNITED BENEFICE SERVICES 2017

 

Date Reason Time Venue Celebration
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
May14th 2nd Sunday 10.00 Penrice
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 10.00 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

 

 

 

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Churches

St Andrew’s

Penrice Church The church is dedicated to St Andrew. It is a Norman church …

St Cattwg’s

Port Eynon Church St Cattwg was a Welsh saint born c497AD and the present …

St Illtyd’s

Oxwich Church Almost hidden from view, beneath the looming shadows of the woods neighbouring …

St Mary’s

Rhossili Church Dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, the present structure was probably built …