What's on in the Parish of South West Gower






21st July      08.30       Eucharist

28th July      08.30       Eucharist



21st July      10.00       Eucharist

28th July      10.00       Eucharist


Port Eynon

13th July        4.30      Iona Community Worship with Music

14th July      10.00      United Parish Eucharist

21st July      10.15      Morning Worship

28th July      10.15      Eucharist



21st July     10.00      Morning Worship

28th July     10.00      Morning Worship



10th July     09.30     Midweek Eucharist

17th July     09.30     Midweek Eucharist

24th July     09.30     Midweek Eucharist

28th July     10.00     Morning Worship

31st July     09.30     Midweek Eucharist



21st July     09.00     Breakfast Church at Reynoldston Methodist Church

21st July     10.00     Eucharist at St George's

28th July     10.00     Morning Worship







Saturday 13th July at 4.30pm Iona Community Worship in Port Eynon.  This continues to be a gathering for worship which is growing in support at an alternative time of the week.                                                                  


Sunday 14th July at 10am the United Parish Eucharist will take place in Port Eynon.   


Sunday 21st July at 9am Breakfast Church in Reynoldston Chapel.


Bible Study Group meets weekly on Wednesdays at Highmead, Overton, starting at 10.15 for 10.30am. Contact Penny Henderson (390119) or Richard Herbert (390300). All welcome.                            


New Magazine design   What do you think?  After struggles in recent months the new approach is refreshing.  Thanks for the efforts of the Ministry Area Magazine Working Group, including Roger Button from Rhossili, who have diligently encouraged new ideas in the design, format and advertising.  Please do comment so that the magazine can continue to improve.  Your suggestions will always be welcome. 



The  May 11th  PARISH  PLANT  SALE  for REFUGEE SUPPORT in the Swansea area was a great success. In approx. 2 hours more than £1900 was raised, two-thirds of which came from the sale of plants, organized by Cathy Dorran, with help in their growing from ‘plugs’ by several other ‘green fingered’ members.  The cake stall overflowed, and the Raffle plus the two craft stalls and refreshments all contributed to the grand total. The Swansea organizer for the Welsh Refugee Council, Lina Liu attended the event with three locally based volunteers and she explained how important the money was to support the refugees sent to this area and how the money raised last year had been spent.  It was a very good South West Gower Parish morning with all six churches working together.


From the Registers     


The wedding of Sophie Hockridge and Michael Collins at Oxwich St Illtyds on the 27th April 2019.


The funeral of Ian ‘Yay’ Davies - Llanelli Crematorium on 25th April 2019.





St David’s,  Llanddewi:   

During May we made preparations for the Summer talk which will have been given by Nigel Clarke in June, soon after this July edition of the magazine has been put together.  Nigel serves on our church committee, where he makes a valued contribution with fresh insights to our discussions, and attends our worship services when he is not

working on humanitarian aid management abroad.

Occasionally we hear that people do not know where St David’s Church is, or that it is open for services.  We hope to place a direction sign at Llanddewi Corner; along with notices in the new notice board, it should help remedy this. 


Meantime, we continue to hold a short Eucharist service every Wednesday at 9.30am, which is open to any who wish to receive it, and a table for visitors to help themselves to refreshments is available every day.  Please call in!


We are so pleased that Valerie Miles’s health has improved: it has been a joy to have her back at church with Alan, when they are able to come.   


St Illtyd’s, Oxwich:

August is an important month for St Illtyd’s Church when we welcome holidaymakers and when we hold our Sunday evening Songs of Praise.  These services will start on August 11th. Although the programme has yet to be verified, there will be a Taizé Service, a Choral Evensong, a service of Favourite Hymns, and possibly a service of Gospel Music and a service with a Celtic flavour by Fr. Tim Ardouin.

We will give more precise details in the August Magazine. We hope with this variety of worship there will be something to suit all tastes. Do come and join us, when you are able, for a good sing.


St Andrew’s, Penrice:

It was disappointing that the congregation for Ascension Day was so small but those that were there were very appreciative of the service taken by the Revs Peter and Judith Phillips.


The Summer lectures are going well and each event has been well attended and enjoyed.


Carys Thorne and Duncan Moreland are to be married at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, June 8th. We send them all good wishes for a long and happy life together.


We are pleased to announce that the ‘Music on a Summer’s Evening ‘ concert will be held on Friday 2nd August at 7pm in the President’s Marquee, Gower Showground, Penrice Park.  Our host, Kevin Johns MBE, will introduce a programme of light opera and music from the shows.  Tickets £15 are available from any member of St. Andrew’s congregation. Phone 390338, 390883 or 390006.


St Cattwgs, Port Eynon:         


The next Seniors’ lunch is on July 18th. We had one new guest last time and hope to greet others in future.


St. Cattwg’s celebrated one of its rare weddings on May 18th, that of Christopher Lloyd and Sharon Jones, to whom we send very best wishes for their future.


A free concert (retiring collection) is planned for July 20th at 6.30pm when the Llanddewi with Knelston Women’s Institute Choir & Friends will perform, hoping to be supported by visiting solo performers and Penclawdd Youth Brass band.


We are very grateful to Martin Green, who has presented the church with a handsome Bible, of manageable size with clear print.


A group of Pilgrims from Clyne Chapel visited us for Holy Eucharist on June 4th and enjoyed coffee and biscuits from Caffi Cattwg beforehand.


St George’s,  Reynoldston:


We are now approaching that part of the year when families are experiencing a time of excitement and also the nervousness of many of their younger members – leaving primary for secondary school or from secondary to higher education and beyond. We wish them all success and happiness.


The village has recently lost two brothers, always known as ‘the Clement Boys’- Les who died in April, aged 92, and now Roy who was 89.  They were from a family of nine and had lived in Reynoldston all their lives, most of the time in Park View where they farmed. Although living a simple and quiet life they were always ready to help neighbours and in conversation were very knowledgeable not only about country life but about the world near and far.


St Mary’s, Rhossili:


In summer we welcome many visitors to St Mary’s, and we hope the revised service patterns here will swell the congregation.  Services are now at 10am, mostly Morning Worship but always Holy Eucharist for United Parish services.  We’ve introduced House Communion in Rhossili at 11am each first Wednesday monthly, to which all are welcome.  Just ask Revd Justin for details about the next location.


Please pray for those in the community who need our support, particularly a full recovery for Rita who broke both arms last year.  We send deepest condolences to the families of Sam Morgan, Philip Norris and Michael Perkins.




Music and Laughter on a Summer’s Evening

Friday, 2nd August 2019 at 7pm
Gates open at 6pm

The President’s Marquee, Gower Showground
Penrice Park

An evening of light opera and music from the shows

Guest Host  
Kevin Johns  MBE

Bring your own picnic to enjoy during the Interval either 
In the Marquee or in the park.

Tickets £15
Available from   390338  -  390883  -  390006

All proceeds to St. Andrew’s Church, Penrice.

Grateful thanks to The Gower Show Committee
Penrice Estate and Print Partnership




Contact :

Rev Justin Davies

01792 232829

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