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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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).
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
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
|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||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