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Parish Magazine St Hilary and St Martin

October 2013

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Parish of Killay - Who’s Who Vicar:    

 

 

 

The  Revd.  Timothy  J.  Williams The  Vicarage,  30  Goetre  Fach  Road,  Killay,  Swansea )01792  204233

St Hilary's Readers:

David  Morgan,  

Eucharistic Assistants:           Churchwardens:           Church Treasurer:  

Gillian  Hutchinson,  David  Morgan,  Eileen  Nielsen, Alan  Pickard Valerie  Beynon     )  204352 Roy  Chapman     )  204766 Pam  Davies       )  208506

Assistant Treasurer:

Alan  Pickard  

 

Sacristan:

Tom  Bartley  

 

Servers:                 PCC Secretary:

Beryl  Claybrook,  Catherine  Swain,  Tom  Bartley, Steve  Lewis,  Howard  Phillips,  Bryan  Smale, John  Williams,  Stephanie  Budski Eileen  Nielsen     )  520685

   

Parish Centre Booking Secretary:

Eileen  Nielsen  

Envelopes/Gift Aid Scheme: Ken  James    

   

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Junior Church Enquiries: Father  Tim Organist/Choirmaster:    

Peter  Carder Please  send  text  message  to  07530025275 Or  email                sesquialtera@hotmail.com

St Martin's Churchwardens:         Organist:

 

Elaine  Graves     Colin  Williams     Bill  Riseborough    

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Parish Magazine Editor: Copy Editor:  

Father  Tim Roger  Rees  (reesfolk@btinternet.com) )  207916 Commissioning Editor and Printer: Eric  Thomas Advertising & Distribution: Ken  James Parish of Killay

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The Vicar Writes……..

October 2013

ear Friends

I  have  to  admit  that  I  lost  track  of  September  and   was  reminded  that  the  deadline  for  this  Magazine   was  upon  me.  I  have  been  dealing  with  various   things  that  have  deadlines  such  as  my  house   insurance  and  my  car  insurance.  Everybody   wants  things  yesterday  or  so  it  seems. When  John  Cage,  the  20th  century  composer,  said  that  his   composition  Organ2/ASLSP  should  be  played  “as  slow  as   possible”  he  may  not  have  meant  that  its  performance  should  be   spread  over  639  years.  But  this  is  how  a  group  of  German  music   experts  in  the  German  town  of  Halberstadt  have  interpreted  his   instructions. Their  performance,  on  a  specially  built  organ  in  which  keys  are   held  down  by  weights,  began  on  5th  September,  2001.  It  started   with  eighteen  months  of  silence.  The  first  notes  were  played  on   5th  February  2003.  New  notes  or  chords  are  always  added  on  the   fifth  day  of  a  month  but  the  frequency  varies.  For  example,  the   change  in  February  2009  was  only  three  months  after  the   previous  one  but  the  one  following  it  is  sixteen  months  later. Life  often  seems  to  consist  of  a  series  of  deadlines  which  crowd   mercilessly  upon  us.  In  situations  like  that,  such  an  unhurried   approach  to  life  sounds  attractive.  Each  time  I  come  back  from   holiday  and  say  I  am  not  going  to  get  back  on  the  treadmill  –  but   it  never  happens.  It  helps  to  have  a  longer  perspective,  to  view   our  tasks  as  part  of  a  much  longer  term  project.  This,  of  course,  is   God’s  perspective  and,  if  we  allow  it,  God  is  also  the  composer,   enabling  and  encouraging  identifiable  changes  in  our  lives  at   what  appear  to  us  to  be  purely  random  intervals.  When  we  trust   God  to  do  that,  we  can  approach  our  lives  in  a  less  frenetic  way   Parish of Killay

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and  perhaps  ultimately  see  a  pattern  which  is  missed  if  we  are   only  conscious  of  immediate  pressures.  The  individual  chords   which  make  up  our  lives  today  may  not  always  make  sense  out  of   context  but  we  trust  they  are  part  of  a  sustained  and  longer  term   harmony. So  remember  that  it’s  being  responsive  to  God’s  promptings,  not   understanding  them,  that’s  important.  As  I  said  in  my  sermon  at   Ebeneezer  its  availability  not  ability  that  is  important.  May  God   give  us  grace  to  trust  in  His  knowledge  of  what’s  best  for  us  and   his  ability  to  make  it  happen. Yours  in  Christ

Our Vision: A family, rooted in Christ, committed to transforming lives by: Gathering as God’s people – Growing more like Jesus – Going out in the power of the Spirit.

BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB Congratulations to 47th Swansea (Killay) Scout Group On 2nd June, to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the 47th Swansea (Killay) Scout Group was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, one of only 103 awarded nationally and the only Scout Group in Wales to be so recognised. The award is considered equivalent in status to an MBE for volunteer groups and recognises the outstanding contribution made to local communities by these organisations, devoting time for the benefit of others. Over 100 youngsters each week attend the 47th Group for the various activities they offer and it was the breadth of the opportunities they provide which particularly caught the attention of the stringent assessment panels. Representatives of the Group have attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and recently, the Lord Lieutenant came to the Scout Hall to present them with a certificate signed by the Queen and an exclusive engraved crystal to commemorate the award. Parish of Killay

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Monthly Diary October 2013 6th    

10.30am     6.00pm    

Trinity  19  Harvest  Thanksgiving Evensong  followed  by  Harvest  Supper

11th      

2.00pm    

Prayer  Meeting  led  by  Father  Tim

13th    

10.30am     6.00pm    

Trinity  20 Combined  Evensong  with  Siloam

20th      

10.30am     6.00pm    

Trinity  21 Evensong

27th    

10.30am    

Trinity  22  Bible  Sunday

6.00pm    

Evensong

Pram Group          

every  Monday  1pm  -­‐  3pm (term  times  only)

Interviews

Brownies  

 

every  Tuesday  6pm

every  Monday  6pm  –  7pm

Luncheon Club        

every  Wednesday 11am  -­‐  2pm

Music Society  

2nd  Monday  7.30pm

Ladies’ Guild  

every  Wednesday  7.30pm

Mothers’ Union  

1st  and  3rd  Tuesdays  2pm

Bowls  

Monthly Prayer Meeting     Simeon Fellowship     Parish of Killay

every  Friday  evening  7pm  -­‐  10pm

2nd  Friday  in  the  month  at  2pm  in  the  Choir  Vestry last  Tuesday  of  the  month  at  7.15  pm  at  Dunvant  Rugby  Club 5

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Rotas for October 2013 Readers at Morning Eucharist 6th     13th     20th     27th    

       

1st   1st   1st   1st  

Marian  Williams     Bill  Ivey     Gillian  Hutchinson   Steve  Lewis    

  2nd   Jim  Proudfoot 2nd   Margaret  Thomas 2nd   Haydn  Osborne

Offertory Procession 6th     13th     20th     27th  

       

Junior  Church Jan  &  Jim  Proudfoot Mary  &  Haydn  Osborne Glenys  &  Lyndon  Hall

Altar Flower 6th     13th     20th     27th    

       

Memory  of  Win  Brown Memory  of  Barbara  Horsey Beryl  Claybrook Mary  Jones

Sidespersons October  

Pam  Davies,  Alan  Clewett,  Gledwyn  &  Megan  Jones

November  

Carole  &  Alan  Pickard,  Barbara  Rowe,  Marian  Halsey

Coffee  

Eileen  Nielsen

Sponsor for Bread & Wine   Hugh  &  Pat  Stratton Church Cleaning

 

 

Carole  &  Alan  Pickard,

 

 

 

Julie  Cole  &  Eileen  Wilson

 

 

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St Martin’s Church Dunvant October 2013 Date    

Service    

 

Time  

Sidesperson   Reader

6th        

Sung  Eucharist     9.00am   E  Graves     Harvest  Thanksgiving  Service

13th    

Sung  Eucharist    

9.00am  

S  Charles-­‐Phillips  E  Harris

20th    

Sung  Eucharist    

9.00am  

C  Williams  

S  Gardener

27th    

Sung  Eucharist    

9.00am  

R  Draisey    

M  Draisey

D  Morgan

Altar Flowers 6th    

Joyce  Hoskins

13th    

Flower  fund

20th    

Kath  Smith

27th    

Flower  fund

Bread & Wine Sue  Dimblebee

We  pray  especially  for:-­‐ Sara  Hooper Eleri  Sherwood Kath  Smith

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Parish News We  pray  for  all  who  are  ill  at  this  time  or  in  Nursing  Homes  –   particularly  remembering  those  being  cared  for  at  home  and   those  who  are  caring  for  them:    Phyllis  Harries,  Emlyn  Bawden,   Peter  Dickman,  Joan  Davies,  Beattie  Loosemore,  Joyce  Leonard,  Olwen   &  John  Iles,  Joan  Dobbs,  Graham  Treharne  and  Bob  Massey-­‐Shaw.     Verona  Thomas  is  unwell  in  Singleton  Hospital  -­‐  we  send  her  our   prayers.    Get  well  wishes  to  Ken  Graves  who  has  been  in  hospital  for   surgery  on  his  hip. To  any  member  of  our  church  family  who  is  not  feeling  well  or  is   distressed  at  this  time,  please  contact  Father  Tim.   There  are  a  small  number  of  trained  pastoral  care  visitors  in  our   Parish  who  will  always  try  to  accommodate  a  request.

Golden Wedding Congratulations Elaine  Jenkins  married  Ken  Graves  on  September  14th  1963  at  Christ  Church,   Swansea.    Elaine  lived  in  Oxford  Street  and  Ken  in  Brynmill  and  they  met  at  the   Pier  Ballroom.    They  lived  with  Elaine’s  mother  before  setting  up  their  first   home  in  Manselton,  coming  to  live  in  Dunvant  in  1971.    They  have  been  blessed   with  3  children  -­‐  Kevin,  Nicola  &  Martin,  5  grandsons  and  4  grand-­‐daughters.    All   the  family  celebrated  the  special  occasion  in  Cyprus. ab Margaret  Crabble  married  Colin  Williams  on  October  5th  1962  at  St  Peter’s   Church,  Cockett.    They  met  in  a  caravan  in  Caswell;  Margaret  was  having  tea   with  her  friend  when  her  brother  came  and  joined  them  with  his  friend,  Colin.     Colin  had  a  car  so  Margaret  was  taken  home  -­‐  it  all  started  with  a  lift!    They  lived   in  Mumbles  for  a  short  time  before  they  moved  to  Dunvant.    They  have  been   blessed  with  2  sons  -­‐  David  &  Michael,  2  grandsons  and  1  grand-­‐daughter.    Colin   &  Margaret  intend  celebrating  with  a  number  of  parties  with  family  and  friends. Parish of Killay

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Congratulations  to  Val  Parry  for  

winning  the  raffle  hamper  donated  by   Mary  Jones.  (Ticket  No:  275) She  is  pictured  here  receiving  her  prize   from  Father  Tim. Hope  you  enjoy   Mary’s  delicious   jams  and  chutneys,   Val.

Marian and Colin Halsey would like to thank, most sincerely, all their friends at St Hilary’s Church for cards, gifts and best wishes received on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary last month. Thank you so much. ab

Thanks  also  from  Elaine  &  Ken  Graves  to  Father  Tim  and  church  family   for  flowers,  cards  &  gifts.    They  have  been  deeply  touched  by  the   affection  shown  to  them. ab

The  Post  Office  in  the  Precinct  will  be  moving  to   Killay  News  on  9th  December.    Jane  and  Mark   Barry  will  be  the  new  Postmaster  and   Postmistress  and  look  forward  to  greeting   everyone  in  the  refurbished  premises.     Killay  News  remains  unchanged. Don’t  forget  St  Nicholas  Fayre.    Saturday  7th  December  2013. Stall  holders  meeting  at  St  Hilary’s  Church  on  Tuesday  1st  October   6:30pm.    Anyone  interested  in  helping  on  the  day  or  having  a  stall,   please  come  along.    Old  and  new  faces  welcome. Parish of Killay

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Music Society Like  many  others  of  the  28  members  present  at  the  September   meeting,  I  look  forward  to  our  yearly  visit  from  Rev.  Clive  Williams  as   he  is  very  knowledgeable,  a  splendid  musician  and  a  very  entertaining   speaker  but  this  time,  he  excelled  his  usual  performances.    Each  time   he  visits  us  he  speaks  about  a  different  composer  and  he  really  brings   them  to  life.    This  time  it  was  the  turn  of   Johann  Strauss  II.   What  was  different  this  time,  the ��lead   of  the  piano  in  the  Church  Hall  was  missing   so  Clive  had  to  make  do  with  the  old  piano   which  was  desperately  in  need  of  tuning.       When  he  was  playing  Strauss’  music,  the   sound  was  well  below  Clive’s  usual   standard  but,  of  course,  he  made  the  best  of   what  could  have  been  a  disastrous  evening.     It  turned  into  a  hilarious  show  as  he  got  us   to  sing,  hum  and  even  ‘la  la’  through  the  music.   Although  Strauss  composed  such  beautiful  music,  he  led  quite  a   sad  life.    His  father,  also  named  Johann,  was  a  composer  and  orchestra   leader  of  some  note  but  he  discouraged  his  son  from  following  in  his   footsteps  and  sent  him  to  work  in  a  bank.    Johann  II  hated  it  and  took   violin  lessons  in  secret.    When  he  was  17  his  father  left  his  mother  to   move  in  with  his  mistress.    Strauss  felt  duty  bound  to  support  his   mother  as  she  had  always  encouraged  him  in  his  music  studies.    So  he   left  the  bank  and,  by  the  time  he  was  19,  he  had  formed   his  own  orchestra  and  was  in  great  demand.   Strauss  married  3  times,  the  third  time  being  the   happiest  but,  in  order  to  marry  the  third  time,  he  had  to   renounce  his  Roman  Catholic  faith  and  Austrian   citizenship  as  his  wife  was  Jewish.    He  had  health   problems  through  most  of  his  adult  life  but  refused  to   slow  down.    He  died  in  his  sleep  on  3rd  June  1899,  aged   74  and  was  buried  in  Vienna  near  Brahms,  Schubert   and  Beethoven.   The  music  we  sang  along  to  was  ‘The  Blue  Danube  Waltz’,  ‘The   Emperor  Waltz’,  ‘Wine  Women  &  Song’,  ‘An  Artist’s  Life’,  ‘Pizzicato   Polka’  and  part  of  the  overture  to  ‘Die  Fledermaus’.   We  were  delighted  to  welcome  a  few  new  members  in  September   and  would  love  to  welcome  more  next  month. The  next  meeting  on  October  14th  will  be  Howard  Mortimaire  speaking   on  the  life  of  Paul  Robeson. Parish of Killay

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Ladies Guild Our  Autumn  session  began  with  a  service  in  Church  on  September  4th.  based  on   an  Evening  Litany  from  the  Iona  Community.    It  was  a  very  simple  but   meaningful  service.    In  his  address  Fr  Tim  commended  members  on  the  genuine   friendship,  fellowship  and  mutual  support  within  Guild,  but  he  stressed  the  need   not  only  to  talk  but  also  to  listen  to  one  another.    We  sang  four  joyful  hymns,   accompanied  by  pre-­‐recorded  music  on  the  “Black  Box”.    Thank  you  Father  Tim   for  a  very  moving  and  thought  provoking  service. Afterwards,  we  adjourned  to  the  hall  for  tea  and  to  catch  up  on  each  others'   news.  We  were  very  pleased  to  welcome  one  of  our  church  members,  Eric  Thomas,  on   11th  September.    The  subject  of  the  talk  was  “Triumph  over  Adversity”  which   told  the  true  stories  of  three  young  men. His  first  subject  was  Derek  Paravincini,  the  son  of  Mary  Ann  Parker  Bowles;  he   was  one  of  twins  born  14  weeks  prematurely  and,  like  his  twin  sister,  not   expected  to  survive.    He  was  also  blind,  having  been  given  too  much  oxygen. When  he  was  20months  old,  his  Nanny  noticed  that  he  was    making  rhythmic   movements  and  soon  after  this  he  began  to  bang  on  the  piano  keyboard,  soon   forming  chords.    At  a  very  young  age  he  was  able  to  play  any  tune  from  memory   after  hearing  it  only  once.    At  7  he  performed  his  first  concert;  at  9  he  was  on  the   Wogan  show;  at  11  he  met  Princess  Diana  whose  marriage  to  Prince  Charles  was   failing,  so  played  “Let's  Call  the  Whole  Thing  Off  “.    On   meeting  the,  then,  Chancellor,  Alistair  Darling  he  played  “Big   Spender”.    He  regularly  performs  piano  recitals  and  also  has   perfect  pitch.    Derek  is  autistic  and  has  no  emotional  ties,  he   is  also  an  echolaliac  who  repeats    everything  said  to  him  and   can  only  answer  questions  which  include  a  possible  answer. The  second  young  man  was  Nicholas  McCarthy,  an   indomitable  musical  prodigy  whose  ambition  was  to  become   a  concert  pianist  in  spite  of  only  having  a  left  hand.    His  right  arm  ended  above   the  wrist.    He  began  playing  at  the  age  of  8;  eminent  musicians  and  teachers   dismissed  the  idea  but  he  was  determined  and  had  support  from  his  parents.    He   taught  himself  to  play  an  electric  keyboard  with  one  hand  and  “his  little  arm”.     He  played  ‘by  ear’  even  though  he  could  read  music;  he  flew  through  his  grades   and  attended  the  Junior  Guildhall  School  of  Music  on  Saturdays.    He  practiced  6   hours  a  day  and  won  a  scholarship  to  the  Royal  College  of  Music.    He  achieved   his  goal  and  is  now  a  concert  pianist. The  third  subject  was  Alex  Dobbs.    Born  into  a  musical  family  he  was  determined   to  follow  his  elder  brothers  and  sing  in  the  Kings  College  Choir,  Cambridge.    He   attended  Eton  College,  studied  music  there  and  conducted  a  four  part  choir  with   Parish of Killay

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full  orchestra  and  professional  artists.  At  Christmas  2011,  he  performed  on   television  in  the  “Carols  From  King's”  concert.    He  has  a  residual  genetic   memory.    Alex  has  a  carer  24/7  and  ‘open  door’  access  to  Great  Ormond  Street   Hospital  because  of  severe  cystic  fibrosis.    He  plans  to  lead  life  to  the  full,   however  short  it  might  be. These  were  very  moving  and  inspirational  stories.    In  order  to  lighten  the  mood,     Eric  finished  by  reading  some  humorous  written  caricatures  of  ‘Great  Welsh   Men’  such  as  Cole  (Coal)  Porter  and  Johann  Sebastian  Bach.    Thank  you  Eric  for  a   most  enjoyable  evening.  th Our  speakers  on  18  September  were  Carl  Richards  and  Anthony  Hontoir  who   spoke  about  their  experiences  working  in  theatre  and  filming. Carl,  son  of  a  working  class  family  from  Mumbles,  set  his  heart  on  acting  and   show  business  from  a  very  young  age;  his  parents  supported  his   decision.    He  learned  to  play  the  clarinet  and  saxophone  and   studied  at  the  Royal  Scottish  Academy  of  Music  and  Drama.     After  acting  in  various  touring  and  London  shows,  he  began   working  as  an  assistant  stage  manager;  later  he  became  stage   manager  on  shows  such  as  ‘The  Rat  Pack’  at  the  Savoy  Theatre.    He  told  several   funny  stories  about  his  experiences  and  about  some  of  the  famous  people  he  had   worked  with.    He  said  the  best  advice  he  had  ever  been  given  was  from  his  father   who  told  him  “never  be  shocked  by  anyone”. Anthony,  from  a  professional  Porthcawl  family,  became  fascinated  by  the   camera  at  the  age  of  8  after  watching  TV  programs  like  ‘The  Saint’  and  ‘The   Avengers’.    At  the  age  of  12,  he  told  his  parents  of  his  ambition  but  his  mother   reminded  him  that,  as  he  was  afraid  of  water  and  heights,  he  was  not  suited  to   the  job.    He  dropped  out  of  university  after  a  year  and  began  applying  to   newspapers  and  television  companies  for  a  post  of  assistant  cameraman  but   failed  due  to  colour  blindness.    Anthony  was  also  a  keen  writer  and  he   decided  to  work  freelance  submitting  articles  to  the  Western  Mail  and   some  DIY  magazines  at  which  he  became  very  successful.    He  has   written  ten  books  on    DIY  and  woodworking;  this  success  enabled  him   to  buy  the  camera  he  had  always  wanted  and  set  up  his  own  film   company,  Downwood  Film  Productions  making  local  history  films.   Anthony  and  Carl  met  in  1994  and,  discovering  mutual  interests,  began   collaborating  on  various  film  projects  such  as  the  Mumbles   Lifeboat  Disaster  of  1947.    At  present  they  are  producing  a  film   about  the  RNLI,  a  subject  very  dear  to  Carl  whose  family  have   always  been  involved  in  the  organisation. They  were  two  fascinating  stories  by  two  very  different  men  with  a  common   interest.  Parish of Killay

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On  25th  September,  in  the  absence  of  leader  Gwynneth  Prestwood  and  secretary   Pam  Davies,the  meeting  was  opened  by  Marian  Williams,  who  introduced  the   speaker  for  the  evening,  Gordon  Wright  of  the  County  and  City  of  Swansea   Recycling  Department.    He  gave  a  most  enlightening  talk;  the  majority  of   households  do  put  out  their  recycled  bags  regularly.    14  to  17  tons  of  plastic  etc   is  recycled  per  day,  half  a  million  per  week...a  lot!    Old  saucepans,  kitchen  metal   utensils  together  with  aerosol  cans  be  included  in  the  green  bags.    Old   photographs  not  to  be  put  in  with  paper,  must  go  in  black  bags.    These  are  just  a   few  of  the  matters  discussed.    Bags  are  available  from  Killay  Post  Office,  Library,   and  the  Hardware  shop.    Recycling  sites  are  at  Clyne,  Derwen  Fawr,  Llansamlet,   Gorseinion  and  St.  Thomas. If  you  have  any  questions  or  complaints,  do  not  hesitate  to  contact  the  Recycling   Department  by  phone...01792  635600  or  e.mail:  recycling@swansea.gov.uk     This  information  is  on  all  the  bags.

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On  August  9th  we  celebrated  Mary  Sumner  Day  with  a  service  in   St  Hilary’s.  We  were  joined  by  members  from  the  other  branches  in   the  deanery.  Diocesan  President  Rev’d  Kay  Warrington  officiated.   Mary  Sumner  was  the  founder  of  the  Mothers’  Union,  in  her  homily   Kay  urged  us  to  follow  Mary’s  example  in  our  Christian  and  daily   life.  During  the  service  we  lit  candles  for  all  the  branches  in  Clyne   Deanery. Following  the  service  a  Buffet  Ploughman’s  lunch  had  been   prepared  in  the  Parish  Centre  by  the  Branch,  supplemented  with   cakes  made  by  the   committee. The  event  was  enjoyed  by   all  and  thanks  must  go  to   Carole  and  Alan  Pickard   for  doing  all  the  shopping,   also  to  Peter  Carder   whose  music  enhanced   the  service  and  to  Pat   Davies  who  made  the   lovely  floral  centre. Sandra  Banks

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Mothers’ Union Several  members  attended  a  quiet   hour  on  Sept  2nd  at  St  Catherine’s   Church,  Gorseinon  led  by  Rev   Denise  Dempsey.    Her  subject  was   ‘Exile’,  not  only  from  one’s  country   but  mentally  too.    Solemn  music  was   played;  we  were  asked  to  describe   our  feelings  about  it  and  a  video  of   displaced  children  was  shown.     Denise  raises  money  and  helps  to   build  homes  abroad  for  them.    A   welcome  tea  was  prepared  by  MU   members  of  St  Catherine’s.  Sept  3rd  was  our  first  Autumn   meeting  with  corporate  communion   led  by  Father  Tim.    He  spoke  about   St  Gregory  who  gave  up  his   inheritance  to  become  a  monk.    Two   new  members  were  enrolled:  Susan   Mapp  and  Marian  Jones;  new   members  are  always  welcome.    We   then  met  in  the  Parish  Centre  where   Pat  Stratton,  an  MU  Trustee,  gave  a   short  talk  ‘Help  us  to  Grow’. 

Chapel,  Tredegar  and  Rev  Christine   Rees.    They  first  visited  the  home  in   2007  and  have  visited  almost  every   year  (except  last  year  which  was   deemed  to  be  too  dangerous)   funding  all  their  own  expenses.    The   Home  was  set  up  in  1998  by  an   African  woman,  Mama  Jane  Karigo,   to  house  and  educate  orphans   ranging  in  age  from  birth  to  21.     Because  of  extreme  poverty,  many   children  are  abandoned  by  their   parents;  one  baby  was  born  at  the   roadside  and  left  there.     They  live  in  basic  units  in  bunk   beds;  they  have  house  mothers  and   volunteer  helpers.    Facilities  are   basic  but  Mama  Jane  trusts  that  God   will  provide.    A  new  Home  is  now   being  built,  the  land  paid  for  by  a   German  church.    It  first  had  to  be   cleared  of  scrubland  and  snakes.    A   Scottish  church  set  up  a  Trust  and   has  paid  for  a  deep  well  to  provide   water.    The  Chapel  in  Tredegar   supplies  funds.    Gillian  was  given   money  by  her  church  in  Mumbles   and  local  Mumbles  people  to  buy  a   cow  for  the  new  Home.    They  named   it  Gill  and  it  has,  since,  calved.    A   local  African  vet  in  Mombasa   donated  another  cow,   some  goats,  chickens,   rabbits  and  a  tortoise.     The  children  now   have  milk.    New  units  are  being  built   Calvary  Zion  Children’s  Home  in   Mombasa,  Kenya  was  the  subject  of   and  all  heavy  work  is  done   manually.    Walls  are  in  place,  roads   our  second  meeting  on  Sept  17th.     The  talk  and  video  presentation  was   laid  out  and  trees,  fruit,  vegetables   and  maize  are  grown.    We  watched   given  by  Mrs  Gillian  Leonard.    She   was  accompanied  by  her  cousin,  Rev   a  video  of  happy  healthy  children   singing,  playing  and  doing  their   Islwyn  Jones,  pastor  of  Siloam   Parish of Killay

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homework.    There  are  now  44   children  in  the  new  Home.    Those   who  have  left  are  now  pursuing   further  education  and  careers.    The  

Secretary  thanked  Gillian  and  her   companions  for  their  contribution   to  our  programme.

Meetings  in  October: Tues  1st  Oct   Fri  4th  Oct     Tues  15th  Oct  

Meeting  2pm   11am         Meeting  2pm  

Children  of  Chernobyl   Rev  Roy  Gambold Monthly  Eucharist  at  St  Mary’s,  Swansea First  Responders     Mr  Christian  Fox

Thank  you,  Dr  Luke! ‘Matthew,  Mark,  Luke  and  John,  bless  the  bed  that  I  lie  on’  -­‐  my   grandma  taught  me  that  one.  At  least  it  meant  I  never   forgot  the  names  of  the  writers  of  the  four  Gospels.   This  month  Luke,  the  writer  of  the  third  of  them,  has   his  feast  day  –  18th  October.

He  was,  we  learn  from  the  letters  of  St  Paul,  a   ‘physician’  -­‐  an  educated  man  and  probably  the  only   one  of  the  writers  of  the  New  Testament  who  was  not   a  Jew.  In  modern  terms  he  was  Turkish.  Paul  took   him  as  one  of  his  missionary  team  on  a  long  journey   around  the  Middle  East,  and  they  clearly  became   close  friends.  Under  house  arrest  later  in  his  life  Paul   could  write,  ‘only  Luke  is  with  me’. However,  it  is  his  Gospel  which  has  established  him  as  a  major  figure  in  the   history  of  the  Christian  Church.  Mark’s  Gospel  may  have  more  drama,   Matthew’s  more  prophetic  background  and  John’s  a  more  profound  sense   of  the  mystery  of  the  divine,  but  Luke  offers  us  a  Jesus  who  is  utterly  and   believably  real.  This  man  turned  no  one  away,  reserved  his  harshest  words   for  hypocrites  and  religious  grandees,  cared  for  the  marginalised,  the  poor,   the  persecuted,  the  handicapped  and  the  sinful.  His  Gospel  is  full  of  people   we  can  recognise  -­‐  indeed,  in  whom  we  can  often  recognise  ourselves. He  was  also  a  master  story-­‐teller.  Try,  for  instance,  the  story  of  the  Prodigal   Son  (Luke  15:11-­‐32).  Read  it  (this  time)  not  as  a  sacred  text  but  as  a   brilliant  piece  of  story-­‐telling:  subtle  repetitions  (‘your  son’,  ‘this  brother  of   yours’),  believable  characters,  drama  and  profound  emotion.  There  is  the   Parish of Killay

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older  brother,  so  cynical  about  his  sibling’s  alleged  reformation,  the   ‘prodigal’  himself,  so  hesitant  about  throwing  himself  on  his  father’s  mercy   after  the  folly  of  his  earlier  behaviour,  and  there  is  the  father,  of  course,   abandoning  the  dignity  of  his  role  in  the  family  and  actually  running  to   welcome  his  wretched  son’s  return. There  are  more  women  in  Luke’s  Gospel  than  in  any  of  the  others,  but  also   more  poor  people,  more  lepers,  more  ‘sinners’  and  tax-­‐collectors,  more   ‘outsiders’  who  are  shown  to  be  ‘inside’  the  love  of  Christ.  This,  for  many  of   us,  is  the  great  Gospel  of  inclusion  and  compassion.  Here  is  a  Jesus  for  the   whole  world  and  for  every  one  of  us.  Thank  you,  Dr  Luke. By  David  Winter

Geraldine Rees is ordering Christmas Puddings this year. There is a list at the back of church for your requirements. Please add your details as soon as possible as the list will have to close at the end of October. Thanks. BIKES  FOR  SALE:    Ladies  red  ‘Cinzia’  folding  bike  and  a   gents  ‘Raleigh  Cobra’,  both  needing  attention.    Proceeds   of  sale  to  church  funds.                                                                                                                 Please  tel:  (01792)  521943  for  details. If any ‘Greeting Card’ makers would like to donate one or two cards towards helping church funds, it would be much appreciated. Thank you in anticipation. Miriam

Have  you  got  something  you  would  like  to  say?    Read  a  good  book?    Seen  a  good   film  or  play?    Had  a  good  holiday?    Recommend  a  recipe?    Gardening  tips?     Something  interesting  or  funny  happened  to  you?    Tell  us  about  it.    There  is  a  post   box  at  the  back  of  church  –  just  drop  in  your  contributions  and  we  will  share  them  in   the  magazine.    Or  e-­‐mail  to  reesfolk@btinternet.com                                      Roger Articles  for  the  magazine  can  be  submitted  any  time  up  to  the  last  Sunday  of  the   month  for  publication  the  following  month. Parish of Killay

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The Computer I  suppose,  at  some  time,  we  have  all  been  involved  directly  or   indirectly  with  the  computer.    My  recent  episode  came  by  e.mail  in  the   form  of  a  poem,  being  a  tribute  to  all  Grandmas  and  Grandpas,  Nannas   and  Pops  who  have  been  fearless  and  learned  to  use  the  computer  -­‐   they  are  the  greatest. The  computer  swallowed  Grandma, Yes,  honestly,  it’s  true! She  pressed  ‘control’  and  ‘enter’ And  disappeared  from  view. It  devoured  her  completely;   The  thought  just  makes  me  squirm. She  must  have  caught  a  virus Or  been  eaten  by  a  worm. I’ve  searched  through  the  Recycle  Bin And  files  of  every  kind;   I’ve  even  used  the  Internet But  nothing  did  I  find. In  desperation,  I  asked  Mr  Google My  searches  to  refine; The  reply  from  him  was  negative Not  a  thing  was  found  online. So,  if  inside  your  Inbox, My  Grandma  you  should  see, Please  ‘copy’,  ‘scan’  and  ‘paste’  her And  send  her  back  to  me.

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Parables     Samaritan     Educated     Gentile     Physician     Turkish     Outstanding   Missionary   Journey     Middle     Compassion   Prodigal     Portrait     Doctors    

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This  month  St  Luke  has  his  feast  day  (18th  Oct.)    Luke  was  an  educated  gentile,  a   physician.  In  modern  terms,  he  was  Turkish.    He  accompanied  Paul  on  his   missionary  journey  around  the  Middle  East,  and  later,  when  Paul  was  under  house   arrest,  stayed  with  him.    Luke’s  gospel  is  outstanding  for  its  portrait  of  the   compassion  of  Jesus;    his  gospel  contains  some  of  the  most  moving  parables,  such   as  the  Good  Samaritan  and  the  Prodigal  Son.      In  Acts,  Luke  gave  us  the  history  of   how  the  Christian  Church  began  and  grew.    Luke  is  the  patron  saint  of  doctors,   surgeons  and  artists  (due  to  his  picturesque  style  of  writing).  His  symbol  is  an  ox. Answer next month Answers to Last Month’s Puzzle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

15 - Men on a Dead Man’s Chest 6 - Half a Dozen 10 - Commandments 2468 - Who do we Appreciate 10 - Green Bottles Hanging on a Wall 200 - Pounds for Passing Go in Monopoly 2 - Hands are Better Than One 6 - Wives of Henry the Eighth 1 - Flew over the Cuckoos Nest 3 - Men and a Baby 1 - For the Road 18 - Holes on a Golf Course

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Think on these things…… ★ You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes, why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff? ★ Where in the nursery rhyme, does it say Humpty Dumpty is an egg? ★ What do people in China call their good plates? ★ Before they invented drawing boards, what did people go back to? ★ How can you chop down a tree and then chop it up? ★ How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same thing? ★ If you try to fail, and succeed, what have you done? ★ What’s another word for synonym? ★ Is there ever a day when sofas aren’t on sale?

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Ideal for Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, Meetings, Conferences, Dances, Discos, Fund Raising events

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Ample Parking. Full Catering Facilities. Contact John Watkins, Commercial Manager Club: 01792 296363 – Home: 01792 415376 – Mob: 07780765382

MARNEON SIGNS 11 Pont y Glasdwr, Dyfatty, Swansea, SA1 2BH

the complete sign service Tel: 01792 646949 Fax: 01792 652227 The only neon sign Manufacturer in south west wales Parish of Killay

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GOWER Interior & Exterior Work Undertaken No job too small!!! Free Quotations upon Request

Please call between 8am and 8pm Telephone: 01792 233680 Mobile: 07967245177

The Village Inn and restaurant Established since 1974

Killay precinct, swansea, Tel: 01792 203311 Open 7 days a week for freshly brewed coffee, teas, hot chocolate, toasted teacakes and desserts. Wide selection of bar lunches from toasted sandwiches, fresh sandwiches & paninis; chillies, pasta, fresh local fish, mixed grills, omelettes and many more home-made specialities. Wide variety of beers available, including weekly guest beers mentioned in the Good Beer Guide. Sunday lunches served 12 noon to 2:30 pm in restaurant and at the Bar. Reservations advisable. Restaurant available for Lunches, Dinners, Buffets & Private Functions. New menu available every day from 12:00 – 8:00 pm Parish of Killay

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PAUL HARTNOLL 64 Goetre Fawr Road, Killay, Swansea, SA2 7QU Painting & Decorating, Internal & External FREE ESTIMATES!! Tel: 01792 419693 – Mobile: 07931610204

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Now offering home visits call Caroline on 01792 281580 www.glenmore-foothealth.com

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Hearing Wales 30 day FREE trial of our Digital Hearing Aids FREE Hearing Tests – FREE Consultation – FREE Home Visits

48 The Grove, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0QR Tel: 01792 650894

www.hearingwales.com Parish of Killay

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HomeFixUK PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Handyman Service NO JOB TOO SMALL Te l : 01792 556268 Mob: 07958695137 INTERIOR: Curtains/Blind fitting/Rails Door/Window easing/Repairs Furniture Repair Kitchen Unit Repair Light Bulb/Tubes Replacement Lock Fitting Loft Insulation Fitting Loft Boarding Painting & Decorating Picture Hanging DIY Flat Packs Shelf Erection Reseal PVC Windows Window/Door Security

EXTERIOR: Blocked Drains/Sewers Fence repairs/Erection Garden Repairs/Maintenance Glass Replacements/Repairs Shed Roofs Re-felted Roof Tiles Replaced Gutter Clearing PVC Cleaning – Windows/Fascias/ Guttering/Conservatories High Pressure Cleaning – Paths/ Patios/Decking/Walls/Drives

ELECTRICAL: Fuses/Light Fitting Smoke Detector Fitting/Battery Sockets/Switches Replaced Telephone Extension Fitting Central Heating Electrics Replaced

PLUMBING: General Repairs Hot Water Cylinder Jacket Fitting Insulation Leaks/Repairs Radiator Bleeding Tap Washer Replacement

WAYNE COLE 83 CECIL ROAD GOWERTON SWANSEA SA4 3DN

homefixuk@yahoo.co.uk www.homefixuk.co.uk

Parish of Killay

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Dawsons www.dawsonsproperty.co.uk

Your Only Local Estate Agent with Worldwide Coverage

• Sales, Rentals & Auctions • Relocation Specialists • Residential, Commercial and Industrial Valuations • RICS House Buyers Survey Reports • Rent Reviews / Lease Renewals • Rating and Compensation • Commercial Property Advisors • Mortgage Advice Contact Branch Manager Cara Herbert 419 Gower Road Killay Swansea SA2 7AN Tel: 01792 298014 e-mail: ki@dawsonsproperty.co.uk website: www.dawsonsproperty.co.uk Branches at: Swansea, Morriston, Killay, Sketty, Mumbles, Gorseinon, Llanelli & Swansea Marina Parish of Killay

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KILLAY OPTICIANS

JEFF BOWEN

David Jenkins BSc(Hons) FCOptom

76 Goetre Fach Road Killay

Joe R. Warchal BSc(Hons)

AERIAL & SATELLITE INSTALL ATIONS

Accredited to provide Wales EYE Health Examinations Welsh Low Vision Service

TV and VIDEO REPAIRS

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450 Gower Road, Killay, Swansea, SA2 7AL 01792 201382

Tel: 01792 201133 Mob: 07966159986

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Alex Wood

MBAcC (Member of the British Acupuncture Council)

Wide Selection of Small Animals Full range of Foods and Accessories Free Delivery to local area

Over 10 Years Experience of Treating Complaints. Tel: 01792 651717 Mob: 07812 702382

Broadmead, Killay, SA2 7EE

Tel: 01792 512135 www.killaypetshop.co.uk

www.swanseaacupuncture.co.uk Natural Health Service 2 Page St Swansea

Parish of Killay

Open: Mon–Sat

Hareslade Bishopston, Gower

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Exercise Classes

ENQUIRIES CHRISTINE O’ROURKE 01792 290100

Vivian Hall, Blackpill:

Mon

7:30 – 8:30 pm

Mixed

St Hilary’s Church Hall, Killay:

Tues

10:00 – 11:00 am

Ladies

St Paul’s Parish Centre, Sketty:

Tues

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Ladies

Thurs 10:00 – 11:00 am

Ladies

AWARD WINNING

PRIME CUT BUTCHERS UNIT 7, THE PRECINCT, KILLAY Try our own-made FAGGOTS and PIES, Our own-cooked HAM, BEEF, PORK and TURKEY BREAST, ROAST CHICKENS and home-made SAUSAGES and BURGERS.

CHIROPODIST / PODIATRIST STATE REGISTERED / HPC REGISTERED

JENNIFER PROTHEROE D.Pod.MMCH.S. (BOWEN)

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SURGERY AT 18 ADMIRAL’S WALK, SKETTY TEL: 01792 535231

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FUNERAL  DIRECTORS IN  PRIVATE  OWNERSHIP

St James Funeral home MAIN  OFFICE  AND  CHAPEL  OF  REST

31  ST  JAMES  GARDEN UPLANDS,  SWANSEA OFFICES  AT 462  GOWER  ROAD,  KILLAY,  SWANSEA AND 3  GORWYDD  ROAD,  GOWERTON 24  HOUR  SERVICE TELEPHONE:  01792  643840 Partners:  S.J.  Lee  –  P.  Garland-­‐Thomas

Golden  Charter  Pre-­‐paid                                                    Funeral  Plans  available Parish of Killay

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TROUSSEAU

M. DONNE WINDOW CLEANING

Designer Hand-Made to Measure Bridal & Evening wear For an appointment Ring Audrey Thomas 01792 390740

C O M M E RC I A L & D O M E S T I C H i g h Re a c h * A l l We a t h e r uPVC Cleaning

Mob: 07969 083143 Home: 01792 208549

Allsorts Card Gallery

HAIR BY CLAIRE Mobile Hairdresser Formerly of Mair’s

CARDSsGIFTSsPARTY WARE 9 The precinct, killay 01792 208993 and

Tel: 01792 208503 Mob: 07799403043

helen’s cards, gorseinon

WHITECROSS

STEVE JONES ELECTRICAL

AND SON LTD

ALL DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL WORK Everything from a socket to a complete re-wire Security Lighting

9455

Plumbing & Heating Contractors Gas Boiler Servicing

Competitive prices NO JOB TOO SMALL

28 Pentre Banadl, Killay SA2 7DD

91 Harlech Crescent, Sketty 01792 517554 Mobile: 07974689902 Parish of Killay

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Pre-­‐payment Funeral  Plans 24-­‐hour Personal  Service Monumental Masonry Sympathetic and Caring  Staff

EDDIE TUCKER OF KILLAY

CLOSE TO THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE ARE PART OF IT

Private Rest  Room

10 SWAN COURT THE PRECINCT KILLAY TEL. 01792 280101

Parish of Killay

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Church Services St Hilary’s 1st  Sunday              

     

10.30am           6.00pm    

Family  Eucharist  (followed  by coffee  with  Traidcraft  Stall) Evensong

2nd  Sunday        

   

10.30am     6.00pm    

Holy  Eucharist Combined  Evensong  with  Siloam

3rd  Sunday        

   

10.30am     6.00pm    

Holy  Eucharist Evensong

4th  Sunday        

   

10.30am     6.00pm    

Holy  Eucharist Healing  Service

5th  Sunday        

   

10.30am     6.00pm    

Holy  Eucharist Evensong  at  St  Martin’s

St Martin’s 1st  Sunday  

 

8.00am  

 

Holy  Eucharist

2nd  Sunday  

 

9.00am  

 

Sung  Eucharist

3rd  Sunday  

 

9.00am  

 

Sung  Eucharist

4th  Sunday  

 

9.00am  

 

Sung  Eucharist

5th  Sunday              

     

9.00am   6.00pm      

     

Sung  Eucharist Evensong  with  St  Hilary’s at  St  Martin’s

St Hilary’s Church Hall – Parish Centre

Two large rooms with refreshment and disabled facilities available for hire ….. parties, anniversaries, meetings etc.

Phone 07902844379

Parish of Killay

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