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ON THIS DAY...…. 20th June

In 1807, over arm bowling was introduced to English cricket

In 1840, Morse patented his telegraph

In 1837, London's first railway station opened, Euston Grove

In 1919, explorer Sir Edmund Hillary was born

In 1938, actress Diana Rigg was born

In 1939, actress Natalie Wood was born

In 1969, Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon

In 1975,the film Jaws was released

In 1976, Viking I landed on Mars

And......in 1919 our Church was opened and used for worship for the first time!

The 200 Club prize winners for August 2019 are: 

£40 - R Biagioni

£20 - B Hunter

£10 - J Waters

Bishop Tom addressed a meeting of parishioners this afternoon (30th Dec 2018) where he announced that our next Parish Priest will be Rev Michael Akpoghiran

Happy birthday to Maureen Davies who is 97 today! (12th September 2018)

Father Mansel and Ann Lane recorded voiceovers for EWTNs new radio station for Britain and Ireland - listen out for them! 

Brian and Diane celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week. Father Mansel was delighted to congratulate them at Passion Sunday's Mass.

 

On Sunday 25th February we were joined by Gemma Salter and Therese Warwick from CAFOD for our Soup and Roll lunch as well as hearing a presentation about the work of CAFOD. 

Following a beautiful Family mass this morning (17.12.17) the children enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree.

Ann and Tony Lane celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Stanley and Dora Clarke celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary recently at Newton Court.

Pictures include Aunty Dora with her nephew, Adrian; Aunty Dora with her very good friend, Joan, who's offering a gift of beautifully perfumed roses from her garden; receiving a card and message from The Queen and Prince Philip; their 70th Anniversary cake which was made by Margaret, one of the chefs at Newton Court.

A group from the Church visited Vallodolid in Spain during May 2017 there was much time for reflection and prayer as well as an opportunity to visit the historic buildings in the area.

This picture was taken by the statue of Saint Teresa in Avila

This picture was taken in the Seminary at St Alban Chapel.

New links added to EWTN and Shalom World - see Useful Links page

 

Father Mansel welcomed Matthew Roach-Saunders to the Parish this weekend.

 

 

200 CLUB PREVIOUS WINNERS

July - P Howard, M Williams, G Isaac

June - S Collier, T Aldridge, A Blades

May - Fr Michael, K Healings, M Hughes

April - B Regan, D Horton, B Davies

March - A Lloyd, Fr Mansel, N McNeff

February - A Collier, J Purnell, B Hunter

January 2019 - D Bennett, J Stafford, L Lyons

December - C Clancy, G Clee, R Power

November - A Lane, J Hyden, F Jordan

October - B Regan, R Power, J Purnell

September - J Morgan, A Lehane, F Falvey

August - E Davies, S Jefferies, D Horton

July - B Matthews, E Davies, Fr Mansel

June - T Law, E Waters, A Blades

May - K Holley, E Davies, A Bennett

April - C.McNeff, S.Collier, M.Byrne

March - Jackie Rees, Ann Blades, Corinne Spridgeon

February - T.O'Donoghue, M.Hughes, G.Clee

January 2018 - Claire Clancy, Eileen Parry, Sally Kneath

December - Geraldine Fane, Fran Jordan, Kate Healings

November - Ioan Kneath, Jeanette Thomas, Gaye Clee

October - Grace Collier, Maria Grant, Caroline Soloman

September - Colin Milford, Breda Regan, Ann Blades

August - Ioan Kneath, Tony Lane, Elizabeth Berry

July - James Hyden, Sylvia Cottle, Janice Jones

June - Gina O'Brien, Ann Richards, John Ryan

May - C.McNeff, K.Ohara, A.Riley

April - Mr A McGuiness, Mr T Aldridge, Mrs W O'Donoghue

March - Mrs Garry, Mrs Graham, Mrs Kieft

February - Mrs Garry, Mrs Clee, Mrs Howard

January 2017 - Maria Davies, Tina Law,  Tony Morgan

December - Mrs Healings, John Hunt, Barbara Mainwaring.

November - M. Ryan, E. Thomas, A. Lane

October - M. Davies, G. O`Brien, M. Richardson 

September - T.O'Donoghue, B.Gregory and E.Thomas

August - Maria Grant, Maria Richardson and Norman Thomas

July - W. O'Donoghue, A Richards and E. Thomas

June - M.Morris, M.Diddhams and S.Garry

May 2016 - Joan Morgan, Ann Lane and Kevin Holley

 

Happy Birthday Gerry!

Father Mansel presents Gerry with a bouquet on her 80th birthday!(December 2016)

The annual Parish event was a great success. 

 

 

Ladies Guild enjoyed a Christmas lunch at the Plough and Harrow in Murton this week....

After many years of dedicated serving on the alter here at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ffion Byrne's successful A Level results mean she is soon off to begin her studies at Bristol University.  We wish her every success and she will be missed.

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On 1st June, the Ladies Guild arranged for Ray Foulston from Swansea Trading Standards to come and talk about the latest scams which could affect all of us. It was a really interesting evening and, whilst some scams can be scary, Ray explained how to deal with postal scams, telephone scams, email scams and told us some real stories about locals who had been caught out.

 

The SVP held a fun Auction on 25th May 2016, which was attended by around 40 people, all eager to view and bid on the lots. Lots included a signed Swansea football, some beautiful original paintings, and the evening has (at time of writing) raised just under £1000. A fantastic result!

Some photos from the event can be found in the Photo Album.

 

Eileen, Andrea and Tess along with Patricia took a trip to Rome in May 2016. While they were there they visited the English College, and went on a Vatican tour which took in the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's. 

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Christian Aid Week is 15th - 21st May. Please give your support to this year's appeal which is to help with flood prevention in Bangladesh. Further details can be found on the notice board and also on the Christian Aid website caweek.org

At a packed meeting held in the Church on Monday 9th May, Father Mansel outlined his proposals for changes to the building and its infrastructure. There was good discussion from all present, and unanimous consensus that the proposals were good to take forward to the next stage. 

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The Crowning of Our Lady took place on 1st May - pictures in Photo Album

Crowning of Our Lady

Following the Synod on the Family, the Pope released a document, which you can read via the button on the right...