We hope that you will find it useful to find out about our church in Brynamman.
We are an open evangelical church that welcomes all traditions and is part of the Anglican Church in Wales within the Diocese of St David's.
In normal circumstances services are held in church every week on Sundays.
We have an active Sunday School, they are an all age worship group, who meet at the same time as the service. (See our Sunday school page for more information.)
We also meet during the week for prayer, bible teaching and social events.
❗⛔Unfortunately neither the church or the church hall will open, for the foreseeable future. Sunday School will carry on in September via Zoom. We will hopfully set up a virtual church service via Zoom. (See Vicar's letter below.) Contact us for more details⛔❗
A message from the vicar (updated on 17 September 2020) Dear friends, I have recently got back from North Wales and I am feeling fairly refreshed. Due to the pandemic, it was the first time I had been away from Brynaman since last October. Since I last updated my news letter there have been no developments regarding the reopening of St. Catherine’s for worship. I have still not been encouraged by anyone to proceed at the present time, and except for the wardens no one has come forward to volunteer to form a cleaning party or act as stewards at services. With the number of coronavirus victims increasing rapidly once again, I also remain reticent about opening the doors. Nevertheless, I reiterate once more that although our doors remain closed, St. Catherine’s is still open for business and the ministry of the church continues in differing guises. My sermon meditations and other spiritual items are available on this website. Emma has resumed the much appreciated ‘Zoom’ Junior Church meetings, and will be coordinating our pending experimental fortnightly church services. Please contact either of us for more details. Furthermore, Andrew hopes to produce a Harvest DVD next month. Please inform him or me if you would like to have a copy. The next edition of the much welcomed return of our parish magazine, y Ddolen, will be in circulation sometime next month. Short typed items (no longer than an A5 page) will be gratefully received. I would also welcome someone to come forward to share with me the distribution of the paper copies. On behalf of St. Catherine’s I thank those of you who have responded to my request and have given your offerings to Alison to help us stay financially afloat. Within the next few weeks we will have to hold a congregational meeting prior to a Local Ministry Area annual vestry meeting. The business will be kept to a minimum. Due to social distancing measures meetings can be held via ‘Zoom’. However, not everyone is on the internet. I will need to discuss the logistics with the churchwardens and the other church officials before the meeting is arranged. Whilst I was away I received the sad news that Mrs. Megan Hopkin Thomas, churchwarden at Christ Church had passed away. Megan had been ill for a considerable length of time and her passing for a relief. Nevertheless, many of us are going to miss her. I got to know Megan well when as Rural Dean I had oversight of the parish during a very long interregnum. I was very fond of her as she was a very warm, homely person. Yr oedd agosatrwydd yn perthyn iddi. Megan’s private funeral is being held today, and she will be having a memorial service in Christ Church at a future date. May Megan, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and rise in glory. At the time of writing I have been informed that Mrs. Iris Evans is now a patient at Dyffryn Aman Hospital, and is improving. Mr. Alan Jones is currently in Morriston Hospital and his release in imminent. I urge you to pray for them and all vulnerable, sick and elderly people. If you know of anyone, whether a church member or not, who has any urgent need please contact me on 01269 822275 or by send me a message to my personal email, firstname.lastname@example.org. With Warm Christian Greetings, Gyda chariad, Adrian
Regular Services in normal times, currently suspended:-
1st and 3rd Sunday in the month 11.00 am Holy Communion
2nd and 4th Sunday in the month 11.00 am Morning Worship 6.00 pm Holy Communion (5.00 pm in winter)
5th Sunday Services on the fifth Sunday vary so please check for details.
For church activities before the present shutdown see PARISH LIFE page
St. Catherine`s Community Church Hall has recently been damaged by a falling tree so will be out of use until further notice.
When the damage is repaired it will again be available for hire at £8 per hour (including the use of the kitchen) Please phone 01269 824081 for further details.
Reverend Adrian Teale, The Vicarage, 10 Bryn Road, Upper Brynamman, Ammanford, Carms. SA18 1AU (01269) 822275