We hope that you will find it useful to find out about our church in Brynamman.
❗⛔Unfortunately neither the church or the church hall will open, for the foreseeable future.
Sunday School is carrying on via Zoom.
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We have set up a virtual fellowship meeting via Zoom. (See Zoom fellowship tab.)
Contact us for more details⛔❗
Update May 2021
Please see the letter below, unfortunately St Catherine's Brynamman won't be opening for in person worship, but we are meeting via zoom every Sunday and there's a mid week fellowship meeting via zoom. \nFeel free to join us.
Message from the vicar (updated on 4 June 2021) Dear friends, So often people make excuses for themselves for not reaching their full potential in life. Others overcome huge obstacles in order to achieve great things for themselves and others. Such an example is Frank Letch, who recently featured in a powerful Welsh television documentary entitled 'Byw Heb Freichiau' ('Living without Arms'). It traced the remarkable life of Frank Letch who, though born without arms, has lived a very full life and had many achievements. A former teacher in Bala and a mayor of Crediton, this M.B.E. is now a Devon county councillor though on the brink of reaching his eightieth birthday. Being as he has no arms he uses his feet to do everything, including writing, cooking, eating, washing and even opening wine bottles! Tragically, as well as his disability life dealt Frank another cruel blow when his first wife, Helen, died at the young age of 41. Despite the immensity of his loss he picked himself up and for a few years managed to bring up five children by himself. Frank Letch is a glowing example of a man who through his indefatigable spirit has refused to let life's obstacles master him but has mastered them. His positive mindset is illustrated by his claim that apart from being able to tie the top button of his shirt and his bow tie, he could more or less do everything. Don't let life's obstacles block your path. Remember the words of Saint Paul: 'I can do all things through him who strengthens me'. Disappointingly on Sunday night I ended up in hospital for the third time this year. Fortunately, I was back home the following day. I thank everyone for their kindness and concern. Until Saint Catherine's reopens please continue to keep in touch with each other by telephone and any other means possible. I also urge you to pray for all vulnerable, sick and elderly people, including Mrs. Iris Evans who has recently come back home from Singleton Hospital. Although I am not in good health, I am continuing with my online sermon meditations on the website. May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Gras ein Harglwydd Iesu Grist, a chariad Duw, a chymdeithas yr Ysbryd Glân, a fyddo gyda chwi oll. Amen. With Christian Love, Adrian
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.
Please continue to pray for our vicar Adrian for his full recovery.
A special prayer during the coronavirus pandemic Loving Lord, we commend to your love and care all those who are suffering from the coronavirus throughout the world. Comfort those who have lost a loved one with the illness. Give wisdom to policy makers, skill to the researchers and help to everyone in distress. Bring a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.
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 the PARISH LIFE page
When the current restrictions are lifted the Community Church Hall 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