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Thank you from Bridgend Foodbank

We have received this lovely Thank you from the Trustees at Bridgend Foodbank. Thanks to the generous donations from the Parish our donation of 77 kgs has enabled them to feed 22 people three meals a day for three days. This is helping those in crisis in our Borough. Thank you to everyone who contributes.…

What an awesome total!

A fantastic month of raising money at the Jolly Sailor Quiz nights for the bells in Newton Church raised an awesome £1200! Isn’t that fantastic! Thank you to everyone who supported the quiz during October and an enormous THANK YOU to Joy, Mike and all at the Jolly Sailor for taking us on!

How’s this for new clerical dress!

John Berry provided this great photo with the comment that he thought the new clerical dress is an improvement. The photo shows Fr Hugh James in the centre. Some of you may remember him – he served his curacy here in the 1980’s! John says, “Hugh was a priest here when I arrived in Porthcawl…

St John’s Summer Fayre – changes afoot!

A cheque for £10,202.39 was presented to the Rector on behalf of the Summer Fayre committee at a ceremony in the Schoolroom on the 26th of September.   On the same evening, Jill White stepped down as secretary and Andrew Singer stepped down as chairman.  Jonathan and Karen Lewis ‘volunteered’ to be chairman and secretary…

Parish magazine September 2019

Here we are at the start of a new school year – can you believe it! It’s a great time of year with many new beginnings, although as Geoff reminds us in his article, it can be quite daunting. We’ve had a busy summer with a mixed bag of weather, but plenty to smile about…

Mothers’ Union Tea Party

Instead of our usual monthly meeting, in August we had a ‘Tea Party’ to celebrate the life of Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union. We invited members from Llantwit Major Mothers’ Union, including Fr Craig (we visited them last summer). To add to the occasion everyone had to wear ‘hats’, including the men! We…

Geoff Lunn ordination as Deacon

Waiting for God

As you all know, I had an awesome day being ordained deacon at Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday 29th June. At this truly joyous occasion, Bishop June Osborne conducted the ordinations and Bishop John Gladwin preached an inspiring sermon. I was ordained Deacon along with three priests and five other deacons. I am now taking up…

Parish magazine May 2019

Click here to read the May issue of the Parish magazine online. Spring is well underway and we celebrate the new life all around and the warm months to come. We’ve certainly had lots to celebrate in this last month as you’ll see from this issue of the magazine. Easter was a particularly joyous and…

Parish magazine Easter 2019

Click here to read the Easter issue of the Parish magazine online. With a mild winter and some lovely warm, sunny days, we’ve been lulled into thinking spring was here. And yet as I write this, the hail is falling and the temperature has dropped significantly! I’m sure it won’t last and we’ll soon be   …