UntitledSt Mary’s Church welcomes both those who live in Fishguard and those who come to the area on holiday.
VICAR – Rev.Christopher Brown
changing & challenging times 2020
NON-STIPENDIARY ASSOCIATE MINISTER
Reverend Dr.Jennie Annis, Tel: 01348 811121
Rev. Jordan Spencer Tel: 01348 874144
David Annis, Tel: 01348 811121
Rev David Hawkes, Tel 01349 875558
Perys Worth, Tel 01348 872648
Tim Owen Tel 01348 873267
FURTHER IFORMATION & RECENTS UPDATES MAY ALSO BE SEEN ON ST.MARY’S CHURCH FISHGUARD FACEBOOK PAGE
COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE CHANGING AS FAST AS A CHAMELEON’S SKIN……THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES IN THE FISHGUARD CHURCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 28th December 2020
YOU MAY JOIN 10am COMMUNION SERVICES VIA ZOOM as from 10th January 2021- contact the Vicar if you wish to be included receive the weekly sheets via email.
From the Vicar,
another week of staying in and venturing out only for essentials. It is essential to pray and to worship of course. Although permissible to open for worship, I have taken the hard decision to remain closed during this lockdown. This is in part due to the very heavy pressure to close from the Welsh Government and indeed the very strong suggestion from the Bench of Bishops to do so. However, it is chiefly out of love. Love for each other. By coming to Church we mix, we meet, we may spread the virus. We can open, our neighbours, shops, cafes, other businesses may not. What does that say to them about the Church? “One law for them…” So it is in love that we join in solidarity with all those enterprises who have to shut their doors.
see “GALLERY” for details of current and recent events
“daffodils in lockdown” January 2021 @ st Maey’s
THE INFLATED VICAR SHOWS HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTINGLE at the morning service on 20th December !
PLEASE SEE THE VICAR’S WEEKLY NOTICE SHEETS FOR INFORMATION
in the meantime however
the church is working with the following schools:
Ysgol Glannau Gwaun
We will be distributing 260 Christingle bags to the three schools.
The bags will be filled with the ingredients to make a Christingle, colouring sheets, pencils and a Christmas card from the church. Christopher and Jordan will produce a Christingle video which can be played in the various schools as assemblies are unable to take place.
There will also be a
Nativity Character Hunt in Fishguard
local businesses are to display a nativity character in their window
Sheets for the hunt will be made available through the schools
also online via our Facebook page.
On Saturday 19th December between 10:30 and 12:00 a small prize can be collected from the Nativity Hunt table in the Town Hall Market for all those that have completed their form
UPDATE ON CORONA VIRUS 2020
As from 26th July 2020 St Mary’s has been open under very strict conditions, for a service of Holy Communion at 10am on Sunday mornings.
Only 18 places are available, although more than one person can occupy the space if they are of one household or are “bubbling,” Entry is by prior booking only.
We are expanding our connections by “livestreaming” the service from Fishguard. In order to access this please go to our Facebook page you – type in ‘Fishguard area Church in Wales’ OR ‘StMarysFishguard’
Should you be unable to go to the church every week the Vicar forwards the appropriate service and readings for the coming Sunday which everyone is asked to read, if possible at 10am on that day, so that we may continue to worship together although apart. If you would like to go on the list contact him
More technologies are being looked at so hopefully we can still keep in touch with one another.
Christopher Brown tel. 01348 875536
Due to the lockdown we do not have people able to print and distribute copies the bimonthly of the Parish News but we do have a digital copy. If you would like this sent to you email firstname.lastname@example.org
Space to Reflect
has continued throughout the Lockdown period but in a new way. Each month someone has produced readings, thoughts for reflection and sometimes musical additions which we have all been able to join in online via email. This has helped us to think of the group and reminded us that we are still all one even though we aren’t physically able to get together. Different members of our group prepare the monthly reflections and our numbers have slowly grown.
We are a mixed group of people from a wide background and represent a number of different denominations from a wide local area. Everyone is welcome and eventually we hope to return to St.David’s Church, Llanychaer for our gathering together on the third Tuesday of the month but meanwhile we join together via email
If you would like to join us please contact Anne Andrews (email@example.com)
28th june 2020
Restrictions on Churches in Wales have now relaxed on a very limited basis so the Vicar had hoped to open the Church, for personal prayer. However, due to the lack of heating and ventilation over the last few months, quite a considerable amount of plaster has fallen from the Chancel wall. It is not safe to open yet and we need to have things checked first. When Wales moves into the “amber” phase it will be easier to let others in so that things can be inspected.
WEEKLY WORSHIP DURING THE LOCKDOWN
Every week the Vicar forwards the appropriate service and readings for the coming Sunday which everyone is asked to read, if possible at 10am on that day, so that we may continue to worship together although apart.
If you would like to receive these comunications please phone or email the vicar, Rev Christopher Brown – tel: 01348 875536 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Notable stained glass, especially works by John Petts. St Mary’s was built along non-conformist lines due to the influence of the vicar who commissioned it in 1857, Revd William Rowlands. It has side aisles rather than a central aisle, a prominent pulpit and a balcony. The building has been renovated this year.