What's on in the Parish of South West Gower



September 2019


Sunday 1st              8.30 am                  Morning Worship

Sunday 8th             10.00 am                 United Parish Eucharist

Sunday 15th            8.30 am                  Eucharist

Sunday 22nd           8.30 am                  Eucharist   



Sunday 1st              10.00 am                Morning Worship

Sunday 8th              6.00 pm                 Celtic Service

Sunday 15th           10.00 am                Eucharist

Sunday 22nd          10.00 am                Eucharist


Port Eynon

Sunday 1st              10.15 am                Eucharist

Saturday 7th           4.30 pm                  Iona Community Worship with Music

Sunday 15th           10.15 am                Morning Worship

Sunday 22nd          10.15 am                Eucharist



Sunday 1st              10.00 am                Morning Worship

Sunday 15th           10.00 am                 Morning Worship

Tuesday 17th          11.00 am                 Eucharist

Sunday 22nd          10.00 am                 Morning Worship

Sunday 29th           10.00 am                 United Parish Eucharist



Sunday 1st              8.30 am                  Eucharist

Wednesday 4th       9.30 am                  Midweek Eucharist

Wednesday 11th     9.30 am                  Midweek Eucharist

Wednesday 18th     9.30 am                  Midweek Eucharist

Sunday 22nd          10.00 am                 Morning Worship

Wednesday 25th     9.30 am                  Midweek Eucharist



Sunday 1st              10.00 am                Eucharist

Sunday 15th            9.00 am                  Breakfast Church at Reynoldston Methodist Church

Sunday 15th           10.00 am                 Eucharist at St George's

Sunday 22nd          10.00 am                 Morning Worship  






Saturday 7 Sep 4.30pm, Iona Community Worship with music at Port Eynon.

Sunday 8 Sep (Racial Justice Sunday) 10am, United Parish Eucharist at Penrice.

Sunday 15 Sep 9am, Breakfast Church at Reynoldston Methodist Church.

Sunday 29 Sep (Michael & All Angels) 10am,  United Parish Eucharist at Rhossili.


Midweek Eucharist every Wednesday 9.30am at Llanddewi.


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







St David’s, Llanddewi         

The end of July marked the beginning of our 4-week season of Family Bingo. Marian does an excellent job of calling, while she and Margaret manage ticket sales. Barbara, Sue and Vernon serve tea, coffee and home-made cakes. Alan and Valerie support us, but we miss having their company while Valerie‘s mobility is impaired. They are in our prayers.


Whether the summer holidays mean preparing for families visits or providing B&B accommodation for tourists, we all appreciated the beautiful weather that took us into August. Several of us assisted at the Gower Show in the church tent and the WI tents – a successful and enjoyable day. We pray for Sam and Matthew as they prepare for their wedding in St David’s at the end of August.


The midweek service continues to provide a welcome time of quiet reflection led by Justin. The worship, prayer and readings, often about a saint, are inspirational. Afterwards there is tea or coffee and time to talk with holiday visitors and worshippers from other parts of Gower.


We look forward to hosting the parish Harvest service on Sunday 13 October at 3pm, when we hope to be joined by the wider community to give thanks for our beautiful land.

Penny Henderson


St Illtyd’s, Oxwich

The coffee mornings that we have been holding in the Village Hall, on the first Saturday of each month, have attracted many visitors and villagers. The cakes have been delicious and the conversation stimulating. The next will be on 7 Sep 10.30-12.30. Do join us. 

Our special services continue through September as follows:

8 Sep at 6pm, service of Hymns and Celtic Music led by Rev Tim Ardouin on the theme of Creation and the Environment.

15 Sep, Poetry of R. S. Thomas. An afternoon session on the beach and an evening one in the church. Times to be advertised later.

29 Sep at 3pm, the Pneuma Wind Band play a wide variety of music and afternoon tea will be served.

On 25 Oct our Harvest Supper will take place in the Village Hall, again prepared by the ladies of the church. We hope to see you at some of these events.                             

Rosemary Wigley


St Andrew’s, Penrice

On 28 July Phyllis Edwards’ relatives from Boston, U.S., visited us. Phyllis’s niece was married at St Andrew’s thirteen years ago and she and her husband returned to celebrate their anniversary in Gower.  We were so pleased to see them and meet their two children, who were enjoying the Gower beaches and meeting their extended family.


The concert on 2 August was a great success. Kevin Johns as host created a convivial and jolly atmosphere and all the young performers excelled themselves. We are grateful to our supporters, who helped to make it such a happy event.


The Parish Service will be at St Andrew’s on 8 September.  The last lecture is on 10 September. Peter Douglas Jones will give an illustrated talk on ‘The People and Places of Gower’. We will shortly be planning our Harvest Festival service.

Angela Barnett


St Cattwg’s, Port Eynon       


The next Seniors’ lunch is on 19 September. The July lunch was well received by a convivial party of diners. At the other end of the age scale, children have been welcomed during August to weekly sessions of Messy Church, organized by Heather Davies.


There will be a Service of Peace and Healing on 7 September at 4.30pm. At the July gathering, Rev Justin quoted a few passages from Pete Greig’s book How To Pray, then we concentrated on praying for people with need for healing, and lit candles for our personal intentions.


There was a delightful evening of music on 20 July featuring a choir, a brass band, an accordion trio, cello duettists and piano soloists. Their eclectic programme, ranging from Beatles’ songs to adaptations of classical works, raised £400 for the Wales Air Ambulance and the ADHD Foundation.


St. Cattwg’s plans its Harvest Celebration for 6 October. No formal arrangements have yet been made.


Sue Morris


St George’s  Reynoldston    


Reynoldston’s thoroughfare bypasses its Church, keeping most visitors ignorant of its whereabouts, so few drop in, even during ‘Open Church’ week. This August, a couple of Spanish and French residents recorded their pleasure in St George’s, plus a member of the native Lucas-Janes family happy to ‘feel at home again!’  Reynoldston’s own Baldrick, never short of ‘cunning plans’, has one in mind to arouse future tourist attention, so watch this space! 

Our church interior should be noticeably warmer this winter, thanks to the entrance heat curtain installed in July, and revised central heating timing. We hope these measures will benefit all United Parish members on such occasions as Remembrance Sunday.


We give thanks for the progressive recovery from injuries sustained respectively by Valerie Beynon, and Keith and Val Fuller, all of whom we are delighted to report are now home, whilst we continue to pray for Helena Wilkinson, whose journey is difficult.


Heather Laurie


St Mary the Virgin, Rhossili 

As the months roll by our thoughts turn to Harvest (the theme of this edition).  As I write we are in a period of very wet and windy weather – yes it is August!  Still many fields of crops to gather in and many disappointed holiday makers. The sunflowers at Rhossili have proved to be a success, bringing crowds of visitors keen to see such a display of colour. 


Plans are afoot to redecorate the interior walls of the church and address how the displays and notices are presented.  People from all denominations and beliefs continue to visit the church throughout the year with lots of favourable comments in the visitors’ book.


The United Parish service for the Feast of St Mary the Virgin drew a congregation of over sixty with the choir: a truly joyful occasion.


Our prayers and thoughts go out to Julie and the family of Marie Niwa, formerly of Pitton, who recently passed away.


Caroline Johnson




Contact :

Rev Justin Davies

01792 232829

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