The Parish of South West Gower

 The United Parish 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.



GOWER  SHOW  5th August – advance notice

The following will be held in the Church Tent on the Show Ground

Saturday 4th   –   7pm       – Blessing of the Show

Sunday 5th      –   10am      – Prayers

  •                    6 pm      –  Songs of Praise with the Salvation Army Band.

Everyone will be welcome.  More details of other Church Tent activities will be in the August edition.  


The South West Gower 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.




The United Parish Holy Eucharist service will be at Port Eynon on 5th August at 9.15 am.

The United Parish Holy Eucharist service will be at Oxwich on 12th August at 10 am.



From Reverend Justin Davies

The summer provides a good time to drift for a while – to go against the current of life and relax. Much of the time we spend pushing against strong tides and currents and that can be good for us. Pushing ourselves makes us stronger and more powerful, is we relax all the time then we just become complacent. Yet there are times when we should let the current take us and the summer can provide that moment, it’s time to enjoy the moment and just go with the flow. One of the ways of living today is to know the right times to push on with new taken and new discoveries and also to know when to slow down and take it easy. Gower is full of wonderful music and words at the current time – it’s a great blessing and valuable resource for all – words and music can renew energy and the spirit as can a good book or just sitting and letting the beauty of the world be present in our lives. So make sure to admit the busyness of the summer that you provide some time for relaxation and letting the current carry you.



Funeral – June 14th Nevis Hodgens of Bryn View Oxwich – held at Oxwich St Illtyds and Llanelli Crematorium.















St Andrew’s

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

St Cattwg’s

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

St Illtyd’s

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

St Mary’s

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