Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Community - Gerry Lewis

Send Your News To: Old Po­lice House, Maesteg Road, Tondu Cf32 9dw 01656 725911 07779 870137 G_j_lewis2002@Ya­hoo.Co.Uk

Spir­i­tual Heal­ing: Spir­i­tual heal­ing is of­fered each Tues­day from 6pm-7.30pm at the Yny­saw­dre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (at the junc­tion of Bryn Road and Heol-yrYs­gol).

There is no charge for the ser­vice but a small do­na­tion to help de­fray ex­penses is ap­pre­ci­ated.

Call Mrs Bryant on 01656 657463 or 07890 234235.

Chris­tian Spir­i­tu­al­ist: A Chris­tian Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church meets Sun­days at 6.30pm at the Yny­saw­dre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Call Mrs Bryant on 01656 657463 or 07890 234 235.

Nazareth Chapel: Nazareth Bap­tist Chapel Bryncethin of­fers a Ser­vice at 4pm each Sun­day, this week led by Rev Ken Adams. For in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing wed­dings and fu­ner­als call An­drew Davies on 01656 663652.

Smyrna Pen­fai: The Sun­day school would like to in­vite chil­dren aged four and over to join them on Sun­days from 10.30am-12noon for sto­ries, singing and fun with arts and craft work.

The Sun­day ser­vice is held at 6pm and is led by Rev Al­wyn Evans.

All are very wel­come to the ser­vice and to join us for re­fresh­ments in the vestry af­ter­wards.

A Cof­fee morn­ing is held on Tues­days from 10am-12noon with good com­pany and a raf­fle is also held in aid of lo­cal char­i­ties.

Bi­ble study takes place on Thurs­days at 7.15pm and is led in turn by Mrs Mar­lyn James and Miss Dorithy Evans.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Mr Peter David on 01656 659 856.

Your News: Please send any items to the ad­dress at the head of the col­umn by the Wed­nes­day evening for pub­li­ca­tion the fol­low­ing week. Wed­nes­day, October 4 at 7.30pm in Carnegie House to learn more about Brid­gend’s fa­mous, and not so fa­mous WWII sub­marines, in­clud­ing the HMS Urge which after 75 years may have at last been found.

This talk is sup­ported by Awen cul­tural trust.

For more in­for­ma­tion call pro­ject man­ager Tracy Evans on 07588 871843.

Fel­low­ship Ser­vice: Glenys Wilkes from Brid­gend will lead the next Hospi­tal Chris­tian Fel­low­ship Ser­vice which as al­ways will be held in the Hospi­tal Chapel at the Princess of Wales Hospi­tal, Coity Road.

The ser­vice is at 3pm this Fri­day, October 6 and all are made very wel­come.

Con­cert Date: This Fri­day, October 6, is the date for Brid­gend Choir’s An­nual Con­cert at the Taber­nacl Welsh Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Der­wen Road.

It prom­ises to be good value as the com­père for the evening will be the well renown Bev­er­ley Humphreys, along with guest so­prano Char­lotte Vaughan who is cur­rently star­ing in Phantom of the Opera in the West End.

Tick­ets cost £8 from Porter Es­tate Agents, Nolton Street, or from the Choir Sec­re­tary Gareth Reese on 07773 170373.

There will be no tick­ets avail­able on the night.

Mean­while, On October 24, the choir em­barks on its an­nual tour, this time to Palma where it will un­der­take three con­certs at Palma Nova, Santa Ponsa and the world fa­mous Cathe­dral of Santa Maria of Palma in sup­port of var­i­ous char­i­ties.

Brid­gend Civic Trust: The trust will be hold­ing their AGM next Tues­day, October 10 at 7pm in Carnegie House (former li­brary) Wyn­d­ham Street.

After the for­mal meet­ing, Nigel Kin­sey (re­cently re­tired Brid­gend Town Clerk) will en­lighten us on the tasks in­volved in hold­ing the of­fice of Brid­gend Town Clerk.

All are wel­come to come along, join on the evening if you are not al­ready a Civic Trust mem­ber.

The special award (plaque), Brid­gend Civic Trust give for out­stand­ing devel­op­ments in Brid­gend Town will be pre­sented on the evening.

Art Club: The Art Club at Carnegie House (former li­brary) Wyn­d­ham Street wel­comes artists all abil­i­ties on Tues­day, October 10, from 6.30pm8.30pm. Fee is £8 a week.

For more in­for­ma­tion email Claire Hi­ett at: hi­ettchaire@gmail.com or call 07877 239186.

Lo­cal His­tory: Brid­gend and District Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety hold their next meet­ing next Wed­nes­day, October 11 at 7pm at Carnegie House (former Li­brary) Wyn­d­ham Street.

Porth­cawl Mu­seum’s his­to­rian and sec­re­tary Ceri Joseph will en­ter­tain mem­bers with a talk on the sub­ject of Water­loo.

Mem­ber­ship is £7 yearly and vis­i­tors are wel­come at £2 per per­son.

Book Sale: Brid­gend Lions Club hold a one day book sale at West­ward Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Llangewydd Road Cefn Glas on Satur­day, October 21 from 9am-5pm. Re­fresh­ments are also avail­able. All are very wel­come. Bus num­bers 68 and 69 run from the bus sta­tion and stop out­side the cen­tre.

Con­grat­u­la­tions: To re­tired Brid­gend butcher Ray Reed and his wife Hi­lary on their special 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

Ray and Hi­lary, who live in Brid­gend, mar­ried at Hope Church on Septem­ber 25 in 1967.

Four lovely chil­dren fol­lowed – Gareth, Rhian, Geraint and Huw, and in later years 18 grand­chil­dren and three great grand­chil­dren.

A fam­ily meal and a stay over in Cardiff has been planned.

Best wishes and lots of love to Ray and Hi­lary from your fam­ily and many friends.

Char­ity Con­cert Suc­cess: Brid­gend group of Parkin­son’s UK and the award-win­ning Brid­gend Male Choir com­bined their ef­forts to put on a cho­ral evening at the Beth­le­hem church life cen­tre in Cefn Cribwr on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16.

The choir per­formed to a sell out au­di­ence along with Maesteg so­prano Rhian Hughes and the Beth­le­hem church life cen­tre’s own Garage Gospel Choir.

En­joyed by all that at­tended the con­cert was a mix of clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary vo­cal ex­cel­lence.

The choir along with Stephanie Bailey con­ducted and Ste­wart Roberts ac­com­pa­ny­ing did not dis­ap­point with im­pres­sive har­monies.

So­prano Rhian Hughes de­lighted with her an­gelic tones, and the Garage Gospel Choir with Pas­tor Nigel Imp­son-Flem­ing at their lead gave up­lift­ing songs of praise.

David Burt, a long stand­ing mem­ber of the choir, and re­cently di­ag­nosed with Parkin­son’s, took it upon him­self to ar­range the con­cert with over­whelm­ing sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses and the Beth­le­hem Church Life Cen­tre.

Ju­lia Phillips, trea­surer of Brid­gend Parkin­son’s UK Brid­gend branch, gave thanks to all in­volved with more than £3,500 raised to aid the con­tin­u­a­tion of stem cell re­search at Cardiff Univer­sity.

Many thanks to Ber­na­dine (Bernie) Rock, Sec­re­tary of the Brid­gend Branch, Parkin­son’s

Cof­fee Morn­ing: The Cof­fee Morn­ings at Brid­gend United Church, Tondu Road con­tinue ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day from 10am-12noon. Ken­fig Hill, will be on show.Ad­mis­sion is £7.50 and in­cludes cheese and wine, a soft drink op­tion will also be avail­able.

You will be able to pur­chase fur­ther to­kens for ad­di­tional drinks.

There will also be a raf­fle. All pro­ceeds will be for the con­tin­ued up­keep of Cefn Cribwr Com­mu­nity Hall (The Green Hall). Doors open 6pm. Call Diana Di­mond on 01656 856 615.

Call Tal­bot Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on 01656 749754.

Moth­ers’ Union: Es­tab­lished since 1930 the Parish of Pyle and Ken­fig Moth­ers Union meet at the Parish Hall in Pyle ev­ery third Tues­day of the month at 7pm April – October. Call Mrs Brookes on 741077.

Bethel Com­mu­nity Church: An in­cred­i­bly warm wel­come awaits you al­ways at Bethel Com­mu­nity Church is sit­u­ated in Pwl­ly­gath Street, Ken­fig Hill, CF33 6ES. Their reg­u­lar meet­ings in­clude:

Sun­days – Evening Ser­vice 6pm, Tues­days – Tea & Toast 10am-12pm (free to all the com­mu­nity); Fel­low­ship Meet­ing 7.30pm.

Thurs­days – Ig­nite Youth 7pm.

Fri­days – Kid­zone for ju­nior age group chil­dren 5.30pm- 6-45pm. Kid­zone is held dur­ing term time only and a re­spon­si­ble adult must bring and col­lect chil­dren.

Call 01656 857505 or 07923 557287 and 07799 044886.

Tal­bot Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: A theatre trip is be­ing ar­ranged to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the New Theatre, Cardiff on Thurs­day 11th Jan­uary 2018. We will be leav­ing the vil­lage at 11.45am for this mati­nee per­for­mance.

Cost is £23 for mem­bers and £24 for non-mem­bers and is payable by Novem­ber 1.

Call Ch­eryl Butcher on 01656 749754.

The Scout Hall: Sit­u­ated just off Croft Goch Road, Ken­fig Hill, the hall is avail­able for hire dur­ing the day and cer­tain nights through­out the week. It is also avail­able for chil­dren’s par­ties. Con­tact Gina on 07752 366241.

Mem­ory Lane Café: Are you look­ing after some­one who is very for­get­ful or has been di­ag­nosed with dementia?

Come and meet peo­ple in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion at Pyle Life Cen­tre ev­ery Fri­day, from 9.30am11am. Come along for a cup of tea and a chance to talk about any is­sues you need help with. There will be a host of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing singing and crafts and look­ing at old pho­to­graphs of the area.

Call Louise on 07791 891578.

Pyle Parish Hall: St James Church has a won­der­ful Church Hall which is well equipped for all oc­ca­sions. It is avail­able for par­ties, meet­ing and classes. If you would like more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Sue 741030.

Pyle Life Cen­tre: What’s on?

Mon­days – Ba­sic Skills, Cuppa with a Cop­per, Dig­i­tal Skills, Bridges into Work 2, Tang Soo Do Mar­tial Art and Zumba.

Tues­days – Ba­sic Skills, Rev­o­lu­tion­ize Dance, Kyokushin Karate and Dance Ma­niax Street Dance.

Wed­nes­days – Ba­sic Skills, Learn Di­rect Drop In, Weight Watch­ers, Lego Club, Bal­let, Sho­tokan Karate and Yoga.

Thurs­days – Shelta Cymru, Kyokushin Karate, Cynf­fig Crafts and Hip Hop with Rev­o­lu­tion­ize.

Fri­days – Bounce and Rhyme, Tang Soo Do Mar­tial Art and Gym­nas­tics for Chil­dren.

Satur­days – Story Time and Craft, Baby Bal­let with Rev­o­lu­tion­ize and Dance with Rev­o­lu­tion­ize.

For more de­tails and times drop in to Pyle Li­brary.

Cruse Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group: The group meets on the first & third Wed­nes­day of each month, from 2pm3.15pm, at St Theodore’s Church, Ken­fig Hill.

Con­tact 01792 462845 for more in­for­ma­tion or email: mor­gan­nwg@ cruse.org.uk.

Cuppa with a Cop­per: Come along to Pyle Li­brary on Mon­days, from 2pm-4pm.

Read­ing Groups: Join one of the many read­ing groups in Pyle Li­brary.

The Night-Owls Group meet on the third Thurs­day of the month at 7pm.

The Day­time Group meets on the last Thurs­day of the month at 2pm.

The Teenage Group (12-19 years old) meets on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month.

The Ju­nior Read­ing Group (8-12 years old) meet on the sec­ond Tues­day of the month.

Bounce and Rhyme meets on a Fri­day at 10am.

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