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Parish Magazine November 2021

It was such a pleasure to put together a diary and events page for this issue of the magazine – at last things seem to be getting back to normal! Fr Mark and Fr Geoff once again give us food for thought, albeit from very different perspectives. And in the midst of the COP26 Climate Change Conference…

Parish magazine October 2021

Here we are at Harvest Festival, a lovely time of year – and it looks as if we are able to celebrate a little more than last year! Once again, we have a packed magazine. It’s lovely to hear the news from each of our churches, particularly as we start to meet  again face-to-face. Fr…

Parish magazine September 2021

September is a time of new beginnings with the start of a new school year and many young people off on new adventures. With restrictions relaxing at long last, let’s hope this is the beginning of “life as usual”! I’m not sure if it’s the welcome freedom, the summer holidays or a month without a…

Parish magazine Summer 2021

Summer is here! (…well on some days, anyway!) For many of us that means the holidays are just around the corner. We may not be able to go away this year, but we’re lucky to live where we do, so join me and explore and enjoy Porthcawl with “holiday eyes”. Once again, the magazine is packed…

Parish magazine June 2021

Thank goodness the sun is shining and it’s feeling  a little warmer! We’ve certainly seen a lot of wind and rain in May, although it doesn’t seem to have dampened people’s spirit as the world around us flows back to its usual rhythm. I know it’s early days and we still have to take care,…

Parish magazine May 2021

As the restrictions are lifted, so too are our spirits. Slowly, slowly things are getting back to how they were before we found ourselves in this pandemic. Face masks will be with us for a while yet, and hand sanitiser will continue to be on our shopping lists, but we’re getting there! There’s a feeling…

Parish magazine Easter 2021

Spring really is in the air, the clocks have changed and we’re looking forward to enjoying the better weather. How different it all is from one year ago – then everything was closing down – now everything is (gradually) opening up! Yippee! This issue of the magazine is packed with fresh and lively content too.…

Parish magazine March 2021

The sun has been shining, the daffodils are starting to pop up and there’s a quiet feeling of things gradually getting better. Lent is a time of prayer, contemplation and thoughtfulness as we prepare for the coming of Easter. This issue of the magazine picks up on that air of positivity. Fr Philip, Fr Geoff and…

Parish magazine February 2021

Here we are at the start of a New Year, and although it’s very different from the norm, there’s a definite feeling of hope and positive things to come.     I’ve been overwhelmed with contributions this month – a big thank you to everyone. If your article hasn’t appeared this month, rest assured it is safely stored…

Walking on Merthyr Mawr Warren

This can be a great enjoyment if you can walk a few miles; there is so much to see. There are many access points. Parking is possible at Candleston Castle and, for a few cars, on the track from Tythegston to Candleston Farm. Walking from Porthcawl entails going to Newton and one way is to…