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.
MESSAGE FROM THE VICAR (OCTOBER 13)
Dear friends, I apologise for not keeping in touch these last few weeks but I have continued to be quite unwell. I am somewhat better at the moment, but nevertheless would value your prayers for two issues in particular: firstly, I have got constantly high blood pressure which is causing me to have headaches, lethargy and dizziness; secondly, I am having long bouts of stomach pain and discomfort. If these matters were resolved, I would be able to return on light duties for a while. During my indisposition I cannot praise Canon Suzy Bale and Archdeacon Dorrien Davies too highly for their tender care and support. Canon John Gravell and his wife, Morfudd, as well as a few friends in the parish have also been very supportive, Diolch o'r galon i bob un ohonoch.
I am glad to say that morning services have recommenced. David and Diane in particular have worked hard to get the church ready for public worship and deserve a big 'thank you'. Unfortunately, I am still unable to conduct services at the present, and Andrew our Reader is not in the best of health at present and has lost partial sight in one eye. We pray for his speedy recovery. In the meantime, one of the clergy in the Local Ministry Area will be celebrating Holy Communion on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Next Sunday there will be a Harvest Thanksgiving Service, and on October 31st there is a united service in All Saints' Church, Ammanford, at 10.30am, not our usual time of 11am. Thereafter, services will be held bi-weekly for the time being. R. S. Thomas was one of Wales's most famous poets. He was a cold character with no sense of humour and rarely told jokes. There were exceptions, however. In her memoirs his wife, Elsi, recalls one such exception: Two men were travelling together in a car when it went through a traffic light at red. Terrified, the passenger turned to the driver. "Didn't you see that ?" he said. "Oh yes, I saw it", came the reply, adding " but when you've seen one you've seen them all". How many red lights do we constantly go through as we travel through life? Ignoring warnings to slow down and put the brakes on; ignoring warnings to stop bad habits; ignoring warnings to see the potential dangers that are before us on the road ahead. The result is sooner or later we'll end up crashing. To change the picture, if we sail close to the wind we take an unnecessary risk that may result in us getting into deep water and ending up shipwrecked. If you want to travel safely on God's highway through life get a copy of his highway code. In the Bible you'll find traffic lights and road signs to enable you to either avoid or overcome any obstacles on the road ahead. You may not always have an easy journey, but you'll definitely go in the right direction and reach your destination without too many scrapes on the way.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Pob Bendith i bawb ohonoch. With Love to you all, Adrian
Today we looked at Daniel in the lions Den. 🦁 We talked about how we face our own lions in life at times as children and adults. We shared the verse "Be Bold, Be Strong, for the Lord your God is with You."
Hefyd Penblwydd Hapus i Alys.🥳
Our next session is 24th October where we will look at harvest.
We are back!
It was so wonderful to be back in our beautiful church this morning. 💕 Many thanks Rev Lynn Rees. 🙏
In two weeks we have gone from this
On Sunday October 10th after 18 months we once more be celebrated Holy Communion in St. Catherine's Church building. The service was led by the Revd. Lynn Rees.
It was wonderful to be able to share worship and fellowship together again in church.
Sunday services in October will be :- Sunday October 17th at 11.00 am Harvest Thanksgiving service Sunday October 24th at 11.00 am Holy Communion led by Canon Suzy Bale Sunday October 31st at 10.30 am LMA combined service at All Saints Ammanford.
The Sunday School will continue to meet on Zoom.
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.
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