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

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.


Breakfast Church

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.




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 Rhossili
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
















St Andrew's

St Andrew’s

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

St Cattwg's

St Cattwg’s

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

St Illtyd's

St Illtyd’s

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

St Mary's

St Mary’s

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