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


SWG Benefice Services, AUGUST 2017

Sunday 6th August – The only United Benefice service this first Sunday of August, the 6th, (Gower Show Centenary) will be the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist at St Cattwg’s, Port Eynon. All are encouraged to join the Songs of Praise which concludes the day at 6 pm in the President’s Tent.


This month’s United Benefice is a non-Eucharist Service, on Sunday 13 August at 10 a.m. in St Illtyd’s Church, Oxwich. Ir will be a Pet Blessing Service. 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. There will also be Songs of Praise at 6 pm on Sunday 13 August at St Illtyd’s, Oxwich, and every weekend in August thereafter.



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 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.







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
















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 …