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 23 October 2020) Dear friends, Once again we are facing lockdown as Covid 19 is spreading rapidly. I urge you all to look after yourselves and don’t take any risks. Some are fool hardy and think they won’t fall victim to the virus. It is here on our very doorstep and foolish indeed is the man or woman, young or old, who takes a cavalier attitude at this time. Don’t have outsiders in your home and don’t travel in their cars. Wash your hands, wear a mask if outdoors and keep your distance. At the moment there seems no end in sight. It’s like an endless night with no light at the end of the tunnel. If the situation is getting you down, you should take comfort from the words in Psalm 30. The psalmist too had had endless nights. He too had experienced prolonged periods of darkness. I’m sure he thought it would never end. But it did. The heaviness of his endless night turned into the joy of the morning. Jesus’s first disciples had a similar experience when he was crucified. However, dawn broke on the first Easter Day when the heaviness of the night was transformed into joy at day break. During our endless nights if we ask him Jesus will shed light in our darkness and give us hope. For a while it may be just like the flicker of a candlelight shining in a dark room, but it is sufficient to enable us to get through until the dawn breaks. And dawn will surely come: darkness never has the last word. Remember the words of Saint John: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”. Many people have received great blessing from Andrew’s Harvest Thanksgiving DVD. If you haven’t yet received a copy and would like to have one please contact him or me. Despite the current lockdown, in accordance with the First Minister’s statement I intend to hold a short Remembrance Service at the cenotaph on Sunday, November 8th, at the usual time of 12pm. If you are intending to come, attendees will be requested to wear masks and to maintain strict social distancing. Failure to comply will result in them bring asked to leave. Finally, I continue to urge you to continue to keep in touch with each other and to pray for 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, email@example.com. With Warm Christian Greetings, Gyda chariad, Adrian
Happy 100th Birthday.
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