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St Mary’s Trecco

St Mary’s Church, Trecco – Part 4

A Seaside Tale: The Continuing the Story of St. Mary’s Church, Trecco Caravan Park – Part Four During the 1970s, 80s and 90s we have not traced many records but we do know that Church Army summer missions continued and that Captain Denis Oxley C.A. came regularly in the 1990s. Some programmes continued on into the…

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…

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…