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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…

The Navigators sail into Porthcawl

On May the 12th at 1400 hrs the 34ft yacht Rival Star will sail into Porthcawl on Day 2 of a round-Britain expedition seeking the early voyages and life stories of Celtic Christianity. Howard Worsley  and Andy Carnegie will trace the sea routes, landing places and influences of the early Celtic Christian saints. Howard is…

St Mary's Church Trecco Bay Porthcawl

St Mary’s, Trecco – Part 3

A Seaside Tale: The story of St. Mary’s Church, Trecco – continued: A slight change to our originally planned three part story, as some interesting personal memories from Peter Fenton have been sent to me.  I met Peter at the Carols by Candlelight service at St Mary’s on 5th December and he told me something of…

200 Club – thank you Margaret

Congratulations to the winners of the November and January draws. Many, many thanks to all who have helped and supported the 200 Club. The two very pleasant coffee mornings raised over £300. January was our final draw of the current period, and also sadly the last 200 Club of this committee. Unfortunately due to ill health, I am not able to run the club anymore.…

St Mary's Church Trecco Bay Porthcawl

St Mary’s Church, Trecco – Part 1

HOW IT ALL STARTED: Our story begins in 1953.  One of the first Summer Missioners to Trecco, Father S. Herdson of the Community of the Resurrection, wrote: ‘The first full-scale experiment of taking the Church to holiday-makers at Trecco Bay was conducted at the caravan and camping site from Saturday July 18th to Monday August…