Monthly News
Fancy a little 'Eavesdropping' this Lent? Canon   Phillip   is   running   a   traditional   Lent   Course   in   Killay   Parish   Centre   this   year   -   no   technology,   no   House   Groups;   all   are welcome,   to   reflect,   share   and   pray   together.   We   shall   look   at   a   book   written   by   Henry   Martin,   who   is   an   artist,   writer   and   Anglican Priest.    He    has    worked    in    ministry    in    Dagenham,    Salford,    and    most    recently    as    Managing    Chaplain    at    HMP    Manchester ( Strangeways   Prison ).   His   book   is   titled   'Eavesdropping   -   learning   to   pray   from   those   who   talked   to   Jesus'.   'Lord,   I   believe,    help my   unbelief!'   is   something   we   might   say   when   praying.   We   know   that   it   is   not    original.   Someone   else   said   it   long   before   we   were born.   We   picked   it   up,   while   eavesdropping   on   a   conversation   in   the   Gospels.   This   is   a   line   from   a   worried   dad   speaking   to   Jesus, who   responded   by   healing   his   son.   It   delighted   Jesus   then,   so   we   adopt   and   adapt   it   for   our   own   needs,   as   we   pray   now.   At   our course   each   week,   we   will   eavesdrop   on   a   different   2,000-year-old   conversation   asking   what   can   be   gleaned   from   then,   which might   enrich   our   praying   now.   We   will   begin   with   the   words   of   Jesus;   a   question,   a   comment,   a   demand,   an   instruction   or   even maybe   an   insult!   We   consider   Jesus'   responses   then   and   return   to   the   present   by   asking,   'How   does   this   help   us   with   prayer today?'   The   course   will   run   on   Monday   evenings   beginning   on   11th   March.   We   shall   say   the   ancient   Night   Office   of   Compline together,   then   we   shall   look   at   the   subject   of   our   course,   which   is   directly   related   to   prayer.   Of   course,   we   shall   only   have   time   to scrape   the   surface   of   the   book,   which   can   be   used   individually,   with   daily   readings   for   Lent,   or   any   time   of   the   year.   If   you   would like   your   own   copy   of   the   book,   it   is   titled,   'Eavesdropping   -   Learning   to   pray   from   those   who   talked   to   Jesus'   written   by   Henry Martin, published by Darton Longman and Todd, ISBN 978-0-232-53389-7. Usual 5th Sunday pattern changes this time. For   some   years   now,   we   have   held   a   joint   service   across   the   Ministry   Area,   that   moves   around   each   time.   The   month   of   March contains   a   5th   Sunday,   however   that   particular   day   is   Mothering   Sunday   -   and   doesn't   lend   itself   to   closed   churches!   So   the pattern   in   Tycoch   and   Killay   that   Sunday   will   be   as   follows...9am   Family   Worship   at   St   Martin’s   ( led   by   the   Lay   Worship   Team ), 9.30am   Sung   Eucharist   at   All   Souls   Tycoch,   11am   Sung   Eucharist   at   St.Hilary's   Killay.   The   next   5th   Sunday   will   be   30th   June, when we shall unite together, venue to be confirmed. Ash Wednesday in Killay & Tycoch. Routinely   there   has   been   an   evening   celebration   of   the   Eucharist   at   St.Hilary's,   when   we   are   joined   by   a   large   number   from   Ladies Guild   -   usually   some   40   or   so   members.   The   Vicar   was   recently   made   aware   that   this   sizeable   group   has   decided   to   attend   a   show that   evening.   With   this   in   mind,   and   the   lateness   of   receiving   this   information,   Canon   Phillip   has   decided   that   there   will   NOT   be   an evening   service   in   Killay   this   year.   Instead,   those   wishing   to   mark   the   start   of   the   most   important   church   season   of   Lent,   are warmly invited to attend a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at All Souls Church in Tycoch at 10.30a.m. Reminder of Annual Vestry Meetings in Killay & Tycoch. Just   to   jog   the   memory   of   these   important   annual   meetings,   oh,   and   if   you've   not   written   your   Report   yet,   then   you   may   be   too late for inclusion in the Parish's Annual Reports. Sunday 17th March - St.Martin's (Congregational Meeting), following 9am Eucharist Sunday 7th April - St.Hilary's ( Killay Vestry Meeting ), following shortened ( said ) 11am Eucharist. Wednesday 10th April *  - All Souls (Tycoch Vestry Meeting), following 10.30am Eucharist. *Please note the change from usual timing of this important meeting. Taize at St.Martin's Before   the   clocks   change,   there   will   be   another   opportunity   to   worship   together   in   candle-light,   using   the   peace   and   stillness   and the   beautiful   reflective   chanting   of   Taize   music.   We   shall   join   together   on   Thursday   14th   March   at   7pm   in   the   intimate   church   of St.Martin's   in   Fairwood   Road,   Dunvant.   Just   be   aware   that   car   parking   will   need   to   be   thought   about!   All   are   very   welcome   to   join us for this special time of prayer together. Killay/Dunvant Inter-church Quiz. This   enjoyable   annual   event   across   the   denominations,   in   the   run-up   to   Lent,   has,   since   it's   inception,   been   meticulously   planned and   driven   by   the   late   David   Morgan.   Last   year,   following   David's   death,   it   was   not   felt   appropriate   to   hold   the   Quiz.   We   now resurrect   the   Quiz,   very   much   in   David's   memory   -   slightly   amended   in   format.   Prof.   Peter   Kokelaar,   who   worships   at   Capel-y- Crwys   in   Three   Crosses,   has   kindly   agreed   to   re-format   and   lead   this   community   event.   Teams   can   be   from   any   church,   with   x4   - x6   members,   there   will   be   fewer   questions,   and   they   will   be   a   tad   easier!   ( especially   for   clerics   and   Ministers )   -   to   save   their blushes   when   correct   answers   are   given.   It   is   the   turn   of   St.Hilary's   to   host   this   year,   so   the   Quiz   will   be   on   Tuesday   19th   March   at 7pm in Killay Parish Centre - with St.Hilary's being the current trophy holders ( no pressure there then! ). 4th Sunday trial pattern of worship continues. We   are   now   mid-way   through   our   trial   revision   of   timings   on   the   fourth   Sundays,   with   All   Souls   having   a   short   ( said )   Eucharist   at the   usual   time   of   9.30a.m.   followed   by   tea   and   a   chat.   Then   at   11am   we   have   a   Sung   Eucharist   at   St.   Martin's   Church   in   Dunvant. This   pattern   will   be   assessed   by   the   Vicar   and   Churchwardens   after   Low   Sunday   ( the   Sunday   after   Easter ).   They   would   be   most pleased to hear your opinions - as critical friends. Knee’rly there! It seems that there’s an epidemic of knee surgery going on at the moment, at various stages on the recovery process are – Ian Dimblebee (St.Martin’s), Bob Mapp and Steve Lewis (St.Hilary’s) and Sue Jenkins (All Souls), who is really pushing the boat out – having BOTH knees done at once! Seriously, we wish you all well. Lay Worship Leaders Surveys, All Souls, St Mar6ns & St Hilarys The surveys that you kindly completed have now been analysed. Thank you for your comments and we have heard what you are saying to us. In the main, you as congrega<ons at All Souls, St Mar<ns and St Hilarys appreciate the services we lead, as a team we recognise in an ideal world you would like it to be a Eucharist but accept this cannot be. Average aBendance across the 3 churches for the Family Service 100+. There were 56 surveys completed, 90% aBend the service regularly. The op<ons given Good / Sa<sfactory / Poor. Some of Your Comments Length of service •Taken a while to get used to but enjoy. •Timings are fine. Some<mes would like it to go on longer. Lovely when children involved. Music •Always light music, lovely especially for the children. •Enjoy music in the intercessions as background, Not too loud as we cannot hear the intercessions. •Lovely to have something modern / upbeat. Content •A quiz is not a thought for the day. •Always interes<ng and sincere. •Enjoy the imagina<on of the addresses. Reflecton •Background music is calming. It’s different in a good way. •Could last a liBle longer. •The music played when praying makes me relax. Spiritually Uplifted •Always feel leaders are sincere and a lot of prep, and thought put into services. •Definitely •Has not improved with <me •It lets us come together as a church community, allowing open converson of more ideas. · Thank you for introducing something quite different to our worship.
Ques6on
Good %
Sa6sfactory %
Length of service
84%
10%
Music
65%
31%
Content of thought for the day
73%
18%
Reflec<on & Prayer
57%
35%
Spiritually UpliXed
Yes - 83%
No - 11%
We   pray   for   those   who   are   ill   at   home,   in   hospitals   or   nursing   homes.   Our   thoughts   and   our   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   and   Eddie   Rowe,   Hugh   Stratton, Steve Lewis & Bob Mapp. ** Valerie Magee I should like to offer my appreciation to Revd. Canon Phillip Gwynn for his care prior to and after my mother's death and for the dignified way in which he officiated at both services. My gratitude also to Eileen Nielsen for her support and help during these past difficult weeks. I have also been touched by the messages l received from members of St. Hilary's Church. “When I needed you - you were there” Gregory Magee I, Greta Cox, would like to thank all who attended my 90th Birthday Celebrations after the  Eucharist  at  St. Hilary's  Church  on  14  February  (my  birthday  was  the  l6"‘ February). I thank you for your friendship and all the cards I received. A special thank you to Eileen Nielsen (a friend of David's and mine over many years) for organising the tea and birthday cake and to Mary Jones for her delicious cakes. Do wish I could attend more events with you all, but my mobility is poor after a stroke in 2016 and now it is old age!! Thank you all Greta ** 100 club draw From Sunday 24 February the above scheme will be rolled out to include the parishes of Tycoch, Killay and St Martins. The first draw in this joint scheme will take place at St Hilary's following the morning service. So, will there be a winner or winners from each parish? Watch this space for further news. There are 2 prizes to be won each month and also an additional prize at Christmas of £100. Church Wardens will provide further details to any interested participants. Remember, you have to be in it to win it.
Copyright Parish of Killay 2018
PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
  PLWYF CILÂ
Monthly News
Fancy a little 'Eavesdropping' this Lent? Canon    Phillip    is    running    a    traditional    Lent    Course    in Killay   Parish   Centre   this   year   -   no   technology,   no   House Groups;    all    are    welcome,    to    reflect,    share    and    pray together.    We    shall    look    at    a    book    written    by    Henry Martin,   who   is   an   artist,   writer   and   Anglican   Priest.   He has   worked   in   ministry   in   Dagenham,   Salford,   and   most recently    as    Managing    Chaplain    at    HMP    Manchester ( Strangeways   Prison ).   His   book   is   titled   'Eavesdropping   - learning   to   pray   from   those   who   talked   to   Jesus'.   'Lord,   I believe,    help   my   unbelief!'   is   something   we   might   say when   praying.   We   know   that   it   is   not    original.   Someone else   said   it   long   before   we   were   born.   We   picked   it   up, while   eavesdropping   on   a   conversation   in   the   Gospels. This   is   a   line   from   a   worried   dad   speaking   to   Jesus,   who responded   by   healing   his   son.   It   delighted   Jesus   then,   so we   adopt   and   adapt   it   for   our   own   needs,   as   we   pray now.   At   our   course   each   week,   we   will   eavesdrop   on   a different   2,000-year-old   conversation   asking   what   can be   gleaned   from   then,   which   might   enrich   our   praying now.   We   will   begin   with   the   words   of   Jesus;   a   question, a   comment,   a   demand,   an   instruction   or   even   maybe   an insult!   We   consider   Jesus'   responses   then   and   return   to the    present    by    asking,    'How    does    this    help    us    with prayer   today?'   The   course   will   run   on   Monday   evenings beginning   on   11th   March.   We   shall   say   the   ancient   Night Office   of   Compline   together,   then   we   shall   look   at   the subject   of   our   course,   which   is   directly   related   to   prayer. Of   course,   we   shall   only   have   time   to   scrape   the   surface of   the   book,   which   can   be   used   individually,   with   daily readings   for   Lent,   or   any   time   of   the   year.   If   you   would like     your     own     copy     of     the     book,     it     is     titled, 'Eavesdropping   -   Learning   to   pray   from   those   who   talked to   Jesus'   written   by   Henry   Martin,   published   by   Darton Longman and Todd, ISBN 978-0-232-53389-7. Usual 5th Sunday pattern changes this time. For   some   years   now,   we   have   held   a   joint   service   across the   Ministry   Area,   that   moves   around   each   time.   The month   of   March   contains   a   5th   Sunday,   however   that particular   day   is   Mothering   Sunday   -   and   doesn't   lend itself   to   closed   churches!   So   the   pattern   in   Tycoch   and Killay    that    Sunday    will    be    as    follows...9am    Family Worship   at   St   Martin’s   ( led   by   the   Lay   Worship   Team ), 9.30am   Sung   Eucharist   at   All   Souls   Tycoch,   11am   Sung Eucharist   at   St.Hilary's   Killay.   The   next   5th   Sunday   will be   30th   June,   when   we   shall   unite   together,   venue   to   be confirmed. Ash Wednesday in Killay & Tycoch. Routinely   there   has   been   an   evening   celebration   of   the Eucharist   at   St.Hilary's,   when   we   are   joined   by   a   large number    from    Ladies    Guild    -    usually    some    40    or    so members.   The   Vicar   was   recently   made   aware   that   this sizeable    group    has    decided    to    attend    a    show    that evening.   With   this   in   mind,   and   the   lateness   of   receiving this   information,   Canon   Phillip   has   decided   that   there   will NOT   be   an   evening   service   in   Killay   this   year.   Instead, those   wishing   to   mark   the   start   of   the   most   important church   season   of   Lent,   are   warmly   invited   to   attend   a celebration   of   the   Holy   Eucharist   at   All   Souls   Church   in Tycoch at 10.30a.m. Reminder of Annual Vestry Meetings in Killay & Tycoch. Just    to    jog    the    memory    of    these    important    annual meetings,   oh,   and   if   you've   not   written   your   Report   yet, then   you   may   be   too   late   for   inclusion   in   the   Parish's Annual Reports. Sunday 17th March - St.Martin's (Congregational Meeting), following 9am Eucharist Sunday   7th   April   -   St.Hilary's   ( Killay   Vestry   Meeting ), following shortened ( said ) 11am Eucharist. Wednesday    10th    April *     -    All    Souls    (Tycoch    Vestry Meeting), following 10.30am Eucharist. *Please note the change from usual timing of this important meeting. Taize at St.Martin's Before     the     clocks     change,     there     will     be     another opportunity   to   worship   together   in   candle-light,   using the    peace    and    stillness    and    the    beautiful    reflective chanting    of    Taize    music.    We    shall    join    together    on Thursday   14th   March   at   7pm   in   the   intimate   church   of St.Martin's   in   Fairwood   Road,   Dunvant.   Just   be   aware that   car   parking   will   need   to   be   thought   about!   All   are very   welcome   to   join   us   for   this   special   time   of   prayer together. Killay/Dunvant Inter-church Quiz. This   enjoyable   annual   event   across   the   denominations, in   the   run-up   to   Lent,   has,   since   it's   inception,   been meticulously    planned    and    driven    by    the    late    David Morgan.   Last   year,   following   David's   death,   it   was   not felt   appropriate   to   hold   the   Quiz.   We   now   resurrect   the Quiz,   very   much   in   David's   memory   -   slightly   amended in   format.   Prof.   Peter   Kokelaar,   who   worships   at   Capel- y-Crwys    in    Three    Crosses,    has    kindly    agreed    to    re- format   and   lead   this   community   event.   Teams   can   be from   any   church,   with   x4   -   x6   members,   there   will   be fewer    questions,    and    they    will    be    a    tad    easier! ( especially    for    clerics    and    Ministers )    -    to    save    their blushes   when   correct   answers   are   given.   It   is   the   turn   of St.Hilary's    to    host    this    year,    so    the    Quiz    will    be    on Tuesday   19th   March   at   7pm   in   Killay   Parish   Centre   - with   St.Hilary's   being   the   current   trophy   holders   ( no pressure there then! ). 4th Sunday trial pattern of worship continues. We    are    now    mid-way    through    our    trial    revision    of timings   on   the   fourth   Sundays,   with   All   Souls   having   a short    ( said )    Eucharist    at    the    usual    time    of    9.30a.m. followed   by   tea   and   a   chat.   Then   at   11am   we   have   a Sung   Eucharist   at   St.   Martin's   Church   in   Dunvant.   This pattern   will   be   assessed   by   the   Vicar   and   Churchwardens after   Low   Sunday   ( the   Sunday   after   Easter ).   They   would be    most    pleased    to    hear    your    opinions    -    as    critical friends. Knee’rly there! It seems that there’s an epidemic of knee surgery going on at the moment, at various stages on the recovery process are – Ian Dimblebee (St.Martin’s), Bob Mapp and Steve Lewis (St.Hilary’s) and Sue Jenkins (All Souls), who is really pushing the boat out – having BOTH knees done at once! Seriously, we wish you all well. Lay Worship Leaders Surveys, All Souls, St Mar6ns & St Hilarys The surveys that you kindly completed have now been analysed. Thank you for your comments and we have heard what you are saying to us. In the main, you as congrega<ons at All Souls, St Mar<ns and St Hilarys appreciate the services we lead, as a team we recognise in an ideal world you would like it to be a Eucharist but accept this cannot be. Average aBendance across the 3 churches for the Family Service 100+. There were 56 surveys completed, 90% aBend the service regularly. The op<ons given Good / Sa<sfactory / Poor. Some of Your Comments Length of service •Taken a while to get used to but enjoy. •Timings are fine. Some<mes would like it to go on longer. Lovely when children involved. Music •Always light music, lovely especially for the children. •Enjoy music in the intercessions as background, Not too loud as we cannot hear the intercessions. •Lovely to have something modern / upbeat. Content •A quiz is not a thought for the day. •Always interes<ng and sincere. •Enjoy the imagina<on of the addresses. Reflecton •Background music is calming. It’s different in a good way. •Could last a liBle longer. •The music played when praying makes me relax. Spiritually Uplifted •Always feel leaders are sincere and a lot of prep, and thought put into services. •Definitely •Has not improved with <me •It lets us come together as a church community, allowing open converson of more ideas. · Thank you for introducing something quite different to our worship.
Ques6on
Good %
Sa6sfactory %
Length of service
84%
10%
Music
65%
31%
Content of thought for the day
73%
18%
Reflec<on & Prayer
57%
35%
Spiritually UpliXed
Yes - 83%
No - 11%
We   pray   for   those   who   are   ill   at   home,   in   hospitals   or nursing   homes.   Our   thoughts   and   our   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   and   Eddie   Rowe,   Hugh   Stratton,   Steve Lewis & Bob Mapp. ** Valerie Magee I should like to offer my appreciation to Revd. Canon Phillip Gwynn for his care prior to and after my mother's death and for the dignified way in which he officiated at both services. My gratitude also to Eileen Nielsen for her support and help during these past difficult weeks. I have also been touched by the messages l received from members of St. Hilary's Church. “When I needed you - you were there” Gregory Magee I, Greta Cox, would like to thank all who attended my 90th Birthday Celebrations after the  Eucharist  at  St. Hilary's  Church  on  14  February  (my  birthday  was  the  l6"‘ February). I thank you for your friendship and all the cards I received. A special thank you to Eileen Nielsen (a friend of David's and mine over many years) for organising the tea and birthday cake and to Mary Jones for her delicious cakes. Do wish I could attend more events with you all, but my mobility is poor after a stroke in 2016 and now it is old age!! Thank you all Greta ** 100 club draw From Sunday 24 February the above scheme will be rolled out to include the parishes of Tycoch, Killay and St Martins. The first draw in this joint scheme will take place at St Hilary's following the morning service. So, will there be a winner or winners from each parish? Watch this space for further news. There are 2 prizes to be won each month and also an additional prize at Christmas of £100. Church Wardens will provide further details to any interested participants. Remember, you have to be in it to win it.
Copyright Parish of Killay 2018
PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
  PLWYF CILÂ
Copyright Parish of Killay 2018