St,Mary’s Building Project
We make steady progress despite everything and we give thanks to the Bluestone team for their conscientiousness and workmanship in moving the project along. On a wretchedly wet and cold day just before Christmas the firm supplying the external
windows and doors kept their promise and arrived to fit them. They look really elegant and effective. The roof (see picture) has been finished so the annexe is now weatherproof. This was the stage we needed to reach before the hole in the north wall for the internal door could be created.
The picture shows the new doorway as seen from the lobby of the annexe. Needless to say, regulations dictate what sort of door it will be. It will be single, wide enough for wheelchair access, and opening from the church into the annexe. Fire regulations say it can’t be totally glass and that, in any case, is appropriate for privacy reasons. We can decide in due course whether or not the wooden door will have a small decorative glass panel in it. During this work the glass windows were removed for safety and, in the case of the most westerly one, for re-sizing in order to fit about the doorway. The boiler chimney on the right of the picture will be boxed in, and to the left of the doorway there will be a good-sized cupboard for things like cleaning materials.
Poor weather during November and December pushed the work inside rather than outside, the beneficiary being the brilliant refreshments’ servery in the south aisle. The picture shows it in its virtually finished state. Behind the closed doors are shelves, pull-out racks, a microwave and dishwasher. The partially exposed ‘cupboard’ on the left above the work surface houses the boiling-water heater. Further along you can see the fold-out taps over the sink. The heater, taps and sink will be concealed when not in use. When drinks, food, Irish coffee (Christopher?!) etc need to be served, they will be laid out on a folding table in front of the permanent servery. This table can be put away when not needed, thus releasing space in the south aisle for extra chairs on those occasions when the church is full. Oh … how we long for these days to return!
St Mary’s reopens for Holy Communion under strict Covid 19 conditions with social distancing, July 26th 2020, followed with “livestreaming’ of the service on 9th August.
There is also a zoomed service at 10am on Fridays ask the vicar to go onto the list.
One curate leaves as another arrives. – Jonathan Parker, left, leaves to take up his position at at the Newcastle Emlyn group of parishes & Jordan Spencer, right, starts his curacy after ordination to Deacon.
Work on the toilestscontinues slowly at St.Mary’s Fishguard
LLANYCHAER IN SPRING 2020
WORK ON THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE TOILET EXTENSION! MAY 2020 ( IN COVID LOCKDOWN)
EASTER DAY – HE IS RISEN!
Good Friday – Easter Garden
20TH MARCH 2020
THE SEWER HAS ARRIVED – NOW THE BUILDING WORK ON THE TOILETS CAN BEGIN !!!!!
ST MARY’S DECORATED FOR THE TOWN LIGHTNIGHT November 30th 2019.
switching on of Christmas lights, father Christmas etc
over 200 people came to see the Christmas story told through magic lantern gift boxes and to make decorations for their own Christmas tree
HARVEST TEA ST MARYS
CAROLS AT ST BRYNACHS PONTFAEN
BAD HABITS CHOIR
ONE OF THE CRUISE LINER WHOS PASSANGERS VISIT ST MARY’S DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS
LLANYCHAER CHURHYARD WILD FLOWER COUNT
The ‘quiet service ” held in St Mary’s in the run up to Christmas was very appreciated & will certainly be held in coming years.
In contrast St Mary;s was full of sound for the Carol Service on 23rd December when members from all sections of the community took part including the Goodwick brass band. Followed on Christmas Eve by a wonderful “story of Christmas for young children & their families”, there being about 100 present.