Anglican Churches from Pontarddulais to Waunarlwydd and Loughor are gathered in the Llwchwr Ministry Area. Since March 2020 Coronavirus has closed our buildings for worship and meetings, and following the November Welsh lockdown, the picture is mixed. There are some “live” services, under Covid precautions, and more opportunities online:
St Barnabas’ Waunarlwydd has worship via Zoom at 10am on a Sunday morning, and a number of previous services to watch or listen to. There are instructions on the page:
There is also a page of helps to worship at home:
The Parish of Casllwchwr and Gorseinon has audio recordings of Sunday worship at https://www.stcath.org.uk/online-worship (scroll down for a selection of services) and also at https://parish.churchinwales.org.uk/s243/service-recordings/ for shorter “midweek” audio recordings of readings, reflection and prayer. These will continue, but we are also planning services in Church, for which you will need to book a place in advance.
Sundays: 10am St Catherine’s; 3pm Loughor alternating churches; from 20 Sept, and again from 15 November
Wednesdays: 10.30 St Catherine’s from 16 Sept, and 18 Nov.
Thursdays: 10.30 St David’s from 17 Sept, and 12 Nov.
Bookings through Dorothy Dancer 07925 148 471 Sat for Sun, Tue for Weds and Thurs, only 6pm-9pm.
St John’s Gowerton has started open air Sunday services at 10.30 – you need to book! (Our Sunday service will resume on November 15th, with the same booking arrangements. Please phone Sue Steward on 879524, after 10.00am from Wednesday 29/07/20, to reserve a place. Thank you all for your understanding at this time.”)
More information, and contact details, on the church website:
Llandeilo tal-y-Bont (Pontarddulais) with Penllergaer The Rev Dr John Gillibrand has made a number of recordings, and given links to others, on
The Church in Wales has a page of “virtual” services, which includes the Archbishop, the Cathedrals, and in our diocese the Parishes of Cockett, St Catwg (Crickhowell), St Mary’s Swansea. https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/en/clergy-and-members/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/digital-resources/live-streamed-and-recorded-services/
The Church of England has many resources, including weekly online services at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online/weekly-online-services.