Ordination of Revd Glenys Payne – St Davids – June 27th
June 27th & 28th was a very special weekend in the life of Dafen & Felinfoel Parish. Revd Glenys Payne was Ordained Priest on the Saturday and Revd Dr. Emma Whittick was ordained Deacon on the Sunday at St. David’s Cathedral by Wyn our Bishop.
The weekend was preceded by a very special retreat led by the Revd Canon Paul Mackness who will be remembered by many in the parish as he spent his curacy in Llanelli 15 years ago. Canon Paul stood in at the last minute to take the retreat as the original leader Bishop Abernerthy from the Diocese of Connor in Ireland, had been injured in an accident where he sustained a broken jaw which had to be wired, resulting in him being unable to speak.
Canon Paul also preached a very meaningful and moving sermon (and different) at each service.
Emma and Glenys are looking forward to working together in the Parish with the rest of the team. Their first task together was on Sunday 5th July when Glenys Celebrated her first Eucharist and Emma was Deacon at the service. It was held at Felinfoel Church at 10.30 am. and refreshments were served afterwards in the Church Hall.