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St Mary’s Church, Trecco – Part 4

A Seaside Tale: The Continuing the Story of St. Mary’s Church, Trecco Caravan Park – Part Four During the 1970s, 80s and 90s we have not traced many records but we do know that Church Army summer missions continued and that Captain Denis Oxley C.A. came regularly in the 1990s. Some programmes continued on into the…

St John’s Summer Fayre – Poster Competition

A wonderful event again this year, perfect weather and lots of people, making over £10,000! Our poster competition was a huge success too. We had over 140 entries from pupils in four different schools—Newton Primary, Porthcawl Primary, Porthcawl Comprehensive and St Clare’s. Thank you to everyone – the pupils for their fantastic designs, the teachers…

Alex’s Recital

After the service on Sunday 2 July, Alex, one of our organists, gave a piano recital as part of her preparation for her diploma exam later the same week. She gave a brilliant rendition of works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Poulenc. Here’s what Peter, our choirmaster, has to say; “What a wonderful recital Alex…

All Saints Church Hall

Harry and Charlotte’s Wedding A number of years ago following a successful event in All Saints Church Hall, someone suggested the hall would make a wonderful venue for a wedding. Harry and Charlotte picked up on this and thought it would be a wonderful idea – a venue for their wedding with a more personal…

Parish magazine June 2017

Click here to read the June issue of the Parish magazine online. It’s such a joy to be editor of this magazine. Reports come in from across the Parish, all independently written and on a range of different subjects. I never cease to be amazes (and pleased!) when a theme emerges from the diverse contributions.…

Christian Aid Week Quiz Night

On Sunday 21st May a quiz night was held at the ‘Globe’ with all monies raised going to Christian Aid.  Our team consisted of the bell ringers, Father Philip and Gareth who asked to join our team.  We were immediately heckled by a team called the ‘Brainy Baptists’, so it was game on! We called ourselves ‘The Rampant Ringers’ and the first…

200 Club re-launch

On Saturday 3rd June, we spent a very pleasant afternoon in All Saints Hall (recently decorated for Charlotte and Harry’s wedding) to re-launch the Parish 200 Club. We greeted our supporters with a glass of Prosecco which was  later followed by scones (with cream and jam), cakes (left for us by the bride and groom) and cups of tea or coffee. There…

Mothers’ Union 25th Anniversary Service

Our June meeting was a ‘celebration tea’ to celebrate Fr Phillip’s 25 years in charge of All Saints Porthcawl. We started with a short service at 2.30pm. Sue Coughlin welcomed everyone, then a hymn, the Mothers’ Union prayer, followed by a lovely eulogy (with humour) by Hannah Jones telling us of Fr Phillip’s time at…

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70 years on – We Remember Them

As part of the Mumbles Lifeboat and Samtampa 70th Anniversary Memorial Events a service was held at All Saints Church and at the memorial plaque on the rocks at Sker Point. The service was in memory of the crews of both vessels, 47 men in total, who perished in the raging storm that swept up…