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 junior church for young people who meet at the same time as the service.
We also meet during the week for prayer, bible teaching and social events.
A message from the vicar (updated on 2 July 2020)
More relaxations of the measures regulating our behaviour since the lockdown are regularly being announced as the virus is being suppressed. I am sure you are relieved as the restrictions have been difficult for all of us. We have considered re-opening St. Catherine’s for private prayer as we are now allowed to do. However, the stringent risk assessment needed to be undertaken before we can open the church, makes it impossible for us to do so at present as we are unable to fulfil all the necessary requirements.
Despite the improving situation please continue to remember the elderly and vulnerable, and continue to give them your support. I also continue to urge you to pray for others, and to give each other mutual comfort and support. If you know of anyone, whether a church member or not, who is struggling to cope with social isolation or has any other urgent need please contact me on 01269 822275 or by send me a message to my personal email, email@example.com.
During the strict lockdown, millions of people were very frustrated because measures were put in place which took away their freedom and they were unable to do what they wanted to do. Now that these measures are gradually being eased, people are once again being able to regain some of their lost cherished liberties, such as going to shops and travelling as far as they want.
Freedom is something we cherish in a liberal democracy. However, as I ponder I ask myself is limitless freedom a good thing? “I’m free to do what I like and nobody else is going to tell me what to do”, is a common attitude today. Are people who adopt that stance right? Just think of those who wrongly abuse their freedom and end up destroying their own lives and the lives of others, whether consciously or unconsciously. The alcoholic, drug addict and sex addict think they are free to do what they want, but ironically end up losing their freedom and becoming slaves to their obsession. Saint Paul tells us: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery”.
God doesn’t want us to use our freedom for selfish purposes, but to use it positively for our own benefit and the benefit others. Just think how our world could be wonderfully transformed if everyone used their freedom to serve others in selfless love and service. It would be heaven on earth rather than the world we have today.
This week’s thought: The recipe for a wholesome and fulfilled life is to use our freedom to please God not ourselves.
Gyda chariad a bendith i bawb,
With Love to you all,
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.
For a tribute to Rosemary Kulasena please see our Mothers' Union page.
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.
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 to book.