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Parish magazine December 2018

  Click here to read the December issue of the Parish magazine online. December is such a busy time of year – but there’s still time to reflect. It’s always so lovely to take a moment to absorb the atmosphere and excitement of the Christmas Tree Festival in All Saints, to catch the sparkle of…

Parish magazine November 2018

Click here to read the November issue of the Parish magazine online. Remembrance is very much a main theme of this month’s magazine, particularly as we mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. As well as news from around the Parish, we also explore the history of the Remembrance Poppy, find out about the first…

Parish magazine October 2018

Click here to read the October issue of the Parish magazine online. Autumn is a lovely time of year – and the Parish is celebrating Harvest in that time-honoured tradition of eating! By the time you read this, we’ll have enjoyed a Fish and Chip Supper at St David’s, a 3-course Lunch at All Saints…

Flood Relief at Chengannur, Kerala

We have all been touched and concerned with the floods in Kerala. 270 people died, but fifty thousand became homeless – homes were simply swept away or broken up by the water. At Chengannur YMCA alone, 190 people were accommodated from 14 to 31 August. The YMCA was selected as the best model Camp. 2850 Relief Kits were distributed over 28 Municipal…

St John’s Summer Fayre Presentation Night

Andrew Singer, Chairman of the St Johns Church Summer Fayre Committee presented Ruth Birch, Peoples’ Warden of the Parish of Newton Nottage Porthcawl with a cheque for £9,730.87 in respect of the money raised at the Summer Fayre in July during an evening in the Schoolroom. Ruth accepted the cheque on behalf of the Parish…

Walsingham 2018 – 23-26 July

Once again it was time for the South Wales Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. This year there were again 7 of us from Porthcawl: Linda Fletcher, Carol, Lynda Britton with her friend Jane, Doreen Lewis with her granddaughter, and myself. We were ferried to and from Sarn where we…

Parish magazine September 2018

Click here to read the September issue of the Parish magazine online. Here we are at the start of a new school year – can you believe it! There’s a lot to reflect on in this issue and lots to smile about too – St John’s Summer Fayre, the 200 Club Summer draw, visits and…

Parish magazine Summer 2018

Click here to read the Summer issue of the Parish magazine online. Haven’t we been lucky with this wonderful weather! It may be a little warm, but it certainly puts a smile on people’s faces. The articles in this month’s magazine show there is lots to smile about too. It’s been a time of celebrations…

Parish magazine June 2018

Click here to read the June issue of the Parish magazine online. Did you know that May was National Smile Month? Maybe it’s because there are two Bank Holidays, or that Spring really starts to burst out – whatever the reason, I like the idea of celebrating smiling. The articles in this month’s magazine show there…