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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…

Congratulations John Berry BEM

Huge congratulations to John Berry who has been awarded the Order of the British Empire Medallist (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The award is “for services to Young People in the UK and Abroad and the community in Northern Ireland.” Very well deserved, John, and appreciated by all in the Parish. Congratulations!

Parish magazine May 2018

Click here to read the May issue of the Parish magazine online. Is it any wonder that the weather is a favourite topic of conversation – we’ve had virtually everything you can think of in this last month. Even so, the lambs are in the fields, the blossom is making a glorious show and the…