Monthly News - July
We pray for those who are ill at home, in hospitals or nursing homes. Our thoughts and prayers are also with those who lovingly care for them day by day. Phyllis Harris, Emlyn Bawden, Joan Dobbs, Eunice Miron, Fr. Roy Blewett, Margaret Harris, Barbara Jones, Phyllis Davies, Bernard Connors, Eddie Rowe and Dr. Ann Ryan (both remain in hospital). We are pleased to see Gwynneth Prestwood and Julie Cole back in our midst after both having undergone eye surgery. *** We send our sympathy to Eileen Wilson and family on the death of her much loved brother Neville Hansen. *** We were all saddened to hear of the untimely death of Gill Weston whilst on holiday in Verona with her husband Jeff and daughter Paula and son-in-law Paul. Our prayers go out to them, her grand daughters and her great grandson. Gill was a regular attendant at St. Hilary‘s on Thursday morning and she will be very much missed. St. Hilary's church was full on Friday 28th June with her family, friends and church family present. The Vicar read from St. Pauls's 1st letter to the Corinthians and her daughter Paula gave a moving tribute to her mother. Gill was born in Aberdare and married Jeff in St. Fagan's Church, Trecynon in 1963. They commenced their married life in Pencoed - Paula was born in 1968 and Jeremy in 1971 - sadly Jeremy died some six years ago. His death had affected Gill and it is only recently that she had been feeling stronger and that was one of the reasons that they had decided to return to Verona, a place they had holidayed as a family in 1984. It was also where Gill had spent her 60 th birthday enjoying the Opera. Gill and Jeff (who was a Police Officer) moved to Swansea in 1978 - Gill working at Swansea Goldsmiths and then, until retirement, at the DVLA. Gill supported many, many charities and spent hours and hours making cakes for Children in Need etc. She and Jeff loved music and socialising with friends, some from their early childhood. She was proud of her grandchildren (Charlotte, Tamsin and Georgia) and was so delighted to be a great grandmother to a boy - Lucas. The comfort to the family of Gill's death is twofold: Firstly Gill had spent the last day of her life enjoying walking on the cobbled stones,
drinking fine wine, eating good food and laughing and then finishing off the night in the hotel bar with a double brandy. Secondly, because of Gill‘s charitable nature, Jeff and Paula decided to give a final gift- that was a gift of life - so now Gill is living in another person, because they donated an organ to someone who was a match for her. Tasmin stood and read a letter she had written to her Grandmother - apologising for not being able to kiss her goodbye, but thanking her for the care she had bestowed on her and the time she had spent cooking and laughing with her. She ended her letter with these words “Grandma I am happy that you will now be with Uncle Jeremy.” May they both Rest in Peace. CHRISTIAN AID MAY 20l9 Thank you to all who supported the Christian Aid Collection - the total sent by the Parish and individuals came to around £700. The money raised went directly to Carmarthen and will be put towards making childbirth safe for mothers and their babies. We can feel justly proud that, by our generosity and our prayers, we are helping to give the world's poorest mothers the chance to life. Thank you again. Eileen
New member of music team in St.Hilary’s Chris Samuel and Lynne Novis are joined from this month by Huw Thomas. Huw will play on 1 st and 4 th Sundays at 11am in St.Hilary’s – thus ending the need for Lynne to shoot off up to Killay after already having played in Tycoch. Huw and Janey live in Southgate, Pennard and have been worshipping with us for some months. Both previously played for some years in St.Peter’s, Newton. Indeed, Janey formerly taught at Pen-y-fro Primary School in Dunvant. Both were very good friends with the late Tony Glasson, and have covered for him on several occasions over the years. COME ON LET’S CELEBRATE It is always good to get together, towards the end of the month, Greater Gower Deanery comes together at St.Paul’s Church in Sketty. On Sunday 21 st July we meet to worship God at 3pm, to share, to celebrate, to worship – together. What a great opportunity to mix with others from neighbouring parishes within the Deanery. The Guest Speaker will be Mr. Tim Hollingdale, Diocesan Ministry Area Officer.
PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
PLWYF CILÂ
Monthly News - July
We pray for those who are ill at home, in hospitals or nursing homes. Our thoughts and prayers are also with those who lovingly care for them day by day. Phyllis Harris, Emlyn Bawden, Joan Dobbs, Eunice Miron, Fr. Roy Blewett, Margaret Harris, Barbara Jones, Phyllis Davies, Bernard Connors, Eddie Rowe and Dr. Ann Ryan (both remain in hospital). We are pleased to see Gwynneth Prestwood and Julie Cole back in our midst after both having undergone eye surgery. *** We send our sympathy to Eileen Wilson and family on the death of her much loved brother Neville Hansen. *** We were all saddened to hear of the untimely death of Gill Weston whilst on holiday in Verona with her husband Jeff and daughter Paula and son-in-law Paul. Our prayers go out to them, her grand daughters and her great grandson. Gill was a regular attendant at St. Hilary‘s on Thursday morning and she will be very much missed. St. Hilary's church was full on Friday 28th June with her family, friends and church family present. The Vicar read from St. Pauls's 1st letter to the Corinthians and her daughter Paula gave a moving tribute to her mother. Gill was born in Aberdare and married Jeff in St. Fagan's Church, Trecynon in 1963. They commenced their married life in Pencoed - Paula was born in 1968 and Jeremy in 1971 - sadly Jeremy died some six years ago. His death had affected Gill and it is only recently that she had been feeling stronger and that was one of the reasons that they had decided to return to Verona, a place they had holidayed as a family in 1984. It was also where Gill had spent her 60 th birthday enjoying the Opera. Gill and Jeff (who was a Police Officer) moved to Swansea in 1978 - Gill working at Swansea Goldsmiths and then, until retirement, at the DVLA. Gill supported many, many charities and spent hours and hours making cakes for Children in Need etc. She and Jeff loved music and socialising with friends, some from their early childhood. She was proud of her grandchildren (Charlotte, Tamsin and Georgia) and was so delighted to be a great grandmother to a boy - Lucas. The comfort to the family of Gill's death is twofold: Firstly Gill had spent the last day of her life enjoying walking on the cobbled stones,
drinking fine wine, eating good food and laughing and then finishing off the night in the hotel bar with a double brandy. Secondly, because of Gill‘s charitable nature, Jeff and Paula decided to give a final gift- that was a gift of life - so now Gill is living in another person, because they donated an organ to someone who was a match for her. Tasmin stood and read a letter she had written to her Grandmother - apologising for not being able to kiss her goodbye, but thanking her for the care she had bestowed on her and the time she had spent cooking and laughing with her. She ended her letter with these words “Grandma I am happy that you will now be with Uncle Jeremy.” May they both Rest in Peace. CHRISTIAN AID MAY 20l9 Thank you to all who supported the Christian Aid Collection - the total sent by the Parish and individuals came to around £700. The money raised went directly to Carmarthen and will be put towards making childbirth safe for mothers and their babies. We can feel justly proud that, by our generosity and our prayers, we are helping to give the world's poorest mothers the chance to life. Thank you again. Eileen
New member of music team in St.Hilary’s Chris Samuel and Lynne Novis are joined from this month by Huw Thomas. Huw will play on 1 st and 4 th Sundays at 11am in St.Hilary’s – thus ending the need for Lynne to shoot off up to Killay after already having played in Tycoch. Huw and Janey live in Southgate, Pennard and have been worshipping with us for some months. Both previously played for some years in St.Peter’s, Newton. Indeed, Janey formerly taught at Pen-y-fro Primary School in Dunvant. Both were very good friends with the late Tony Glasson, and have covered for him on several occasions over the years. COME ON LET’S CELEBRATE It is always good to get together, towards the end of the month, Greater Gower Deanery comes together at St.Paul’s Church in Sketty. On Sunday 21 st July we meet to worship God at 3pm, to share, to celebrate, to worship – together. What a great opportunity to mix with others from neighbouring parishes within the Deanery. The Guest Speaker will be Mr. Tim Hollingdale, Diocesan Ministry Area Officer.
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PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
PLWYF CILÂ