ABERKENFIG & COYTRAHEN
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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: email@example.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.