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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!

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…

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…