Sunday 1st March - St. David's Day

8.00am - Holy Eucharist, St. Mary's, Pennard

9.30am - Holy Eucharist, St. Illtyd’s Ilston

10.00am - Holy Eucharist, St. Teilo’s Bishopston 

10.00am - Family Service,St. John's Penmaen

11.00am - Holy Eucharist, St. Mary's Pennard




The first Gower Filling Station meeting of 2020 will be held on Tuesday 28th January (not 2th Feb as in last week’s newsletter)in the Avalon Suite of the King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston.  We will be starting as usual serving Coffee and Cake from 7.00pm and the formal meeting will begin at 7.30pm.  Please remember that it will help with parking if you can share lifts. It is also an opportunity to encourage others to attend and benefit from the evening. 


New Life in the Holy Spirit...

A nine part course looking at how God's Spirit moves in our lives and churches today began on the 7th January at 7.00 pm at Reynoldston Methodist Chapel led by the Rev Mick and Mrs Jan Ellor. There are further sessions on the 14th January followed by 4th and 11th February and the 3rd and 10th of March..all welcome




Gower Ministry Area magazine.

For those who have taken the magazine for some time or ,have seen a new copy you are, I am sure. impressed with the change of design and style guided by the editor Nigel King and his team.The finance raised from the magazine and the advertising helps us to maintain production standards and also to help fund certain activities in the Ministry Area.If you do not subscribe or if you are yourself a business or know of a business that may benefit from an advert then in the first place contact your church warden who will point you in the right direction of the person who in your church deals with the magazine.      Many thanks for your support.




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GWASANAETH CYMRAEG/WELSH SERVICE  will be held at 10, Meadowcroft, Southgate on Friday, January 10th (11.00). It will be a Holy Communion Service. Welsh speakers and learners are all welcome.


MESSY CHURCH will have its first session for 2020 on Saturday, January 11th (3.00 – 5.00)in Murton Methodist Hall. Parents and/or Grandparents - bring the children along to enjoy a happy and relaxed atmosphere.


MEN’S SOCIETY members will begin 2020 on Tuesday, January 14th (7.00) in Pennard Parish Hall. The speakers will be Malcolm & Ruth Ridge whose talk is entitled Ernest Morgan – Architect of Swansea.  


COMMUNITY CAFÉ will re-start on Wednesday, January 15th (2.00)in Pennard Community Hall. All are welcome to come along for companionship, chat and a cuppa.


MOTHERS’ UNION members will gather on Tuesday, January 28th (7.00) in Pennard Parish Hall for their Annual Meeting followed by social activities.  


The SINGING GROUP will revert to its usual day and time for going  to the Three Cliffs Home. This will be on Friday, January 31st (2. 15).


PENNARD 100 Club  - December winner of £200.00: number 52, Val. Langlois. Congratulations


LAMPLIGHTER EVENTS –may be found in the Gower Ministry Area Magazine or on leaflets in the Benefice.



 A big “thank you” to all who donated food etc. in the lead up to Christmas. The staff and recipients at St. Stephen’s were absolutely delighted by your generosity.


PLEASE DO NOT FORGET that your donations are still very much needed .


REMINDER  - The Food Bank Team is quite willing to accept money(cash only) in lieu of goods – they will then purchase goods they know they require.  Please put your donation in an envelope, marked “Food  Bank”  and hand it to Mary or John Gibbons, a Churchwarden or place it in the collection plate when you go to church. Thank you.

We  extend our grateful  thanks to John and Mary Gibbons for their continued collection and delivery of our donations.


On the subject of thanks – there are many people in our churches who help to keep them going, in all manner of ways. You, the unsung hreoes, know who you are and what you do  but please accept our gratitude and thanks for continuing with the good work.









































Rev Canon Peter Brooks

01792 232928 - Email




Rev Nigel King

01792 233124 - Email

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