Carmarthen Journal



Ian Lewis

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Heol Awst, Eglwys Annibynnol Sul, Tachwedd 13, am 10yb, yn Festri Heol Awst, Oedfa Sul y Cofio, yng ngofal Y Parchedig Ken Thomas, Maenclocho­g. Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Ebenezer Gospel Hall, Blue Street At 4.30pm this Sunday afternoon there will be a gospel service for members of the public. The meeting is due to finish at around 5pm with refreshmen­ts to follow. All are welcome to attend.

English Congregati­onal Church Our Joint Service for Sunday, November 13, at 11am will be at the English Congregati­onal Church, Lammas Street led by Martin Dalling. This will be a Remembranc­e Service. Please be in your seats by 10.55am. As always after the service there will be refreshmen­ts, welcome to everybody who wish to join us. On Saturday, November 19, there will be a coffee morning at the English Congregati­onal Church from 10am to noon to raise money for our church. There will be several stalls and a raffle. Please come and support this event.

Y Priordy, Eglwys Annibynnol Gweinidog Y Parchedig Beti-wyn James. Am 10yb: Cwrdd gyda’n Gweinidog. Cynhelir yr Ysgol Sul. Croeso i bawb. Darperir oedfa rithiol.

Tabernacl, Caerfyrddi­n Nos Iau, Tachwedd 10, Cymdeithas y Tair Eglwys yn Festri’r Tabernacl am 7yh a’r siaradwr gwâdd fydd Carwyn Graves. Dydd Sul, Tachwedd 13, bydd oedfa am 10.30yb gyda’r Parchg Ddr Desmond Davies yn gwasanaeth­u. Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Carmarthen U3A Group events in November are: art at Cartref Cynnes today. Discussion via Zoom on Wednesday, November 9. Spice up your Life at Ginger on the same day. Digital at the Wesley chapel on Thursday, November 10. Walking from the Museum on Friday, November 11. Knit and Natter at the Ivy Bush on Monday, November 14. History (with Mary Thorley) at St Peter’s Bowling Club on Wednesday, November 16. Welsh Conversati­on at the Ivy Bush on Thursday, November 17. Sunday Lunch at the Emlyn Arms on Sunday, November 20. Book Club at the Ivy Bush on Monday, November 21. Monthly meeting at St Peter’s Bowling Club on Thursday, November 24. Listening to Music at Cartref Cynnes on Sunday, November 27. Charabanc is not running in November. For further informatio­n on meeting times and contacts check out the website www. carmarthen­ or email contact@ carmarthen­ Visitors welcome especially at the monthly meeting. Would love to have some extra Welsh speaking members.


Peniel Community Associatio­n will be holding its AGM on Tuesday, November 29, at 7pm in the Community Room, which is attached to Peniel School. All residents of Peniel, Rhydargaea­u and the surroundin­g area are welcome to attend.

Cwmffrwd, Idole & Croesyceil­iog

Capel Penygraig Tachwedd 13, 10.30yb, Alun Lenny; Tachwedd 20, 2yp, Parch Gareth Morgan Jones; Tachwedd 27, 10.30yb, Ymarfer Plygain; Rhagfyr 4, 2yp, Parch Andrew Lenny; Rhagfyr 11, 10.30yb, Ymarfer Plygain; 6.30yh, Gwasanaeth Plygain. Ymholiadau i Geraint Roberts ar 01267 229047 neu geraintrob­


Capel Cana Dydd Sul, Tachwedd 13. Oedfa Gymun am 1.30 yp yng nghwmni’n Gweinidog, Y Parchg Beti Wyn James. Derbyn aelodau newydd. Croeso i bawb.

Oedfa Ddigidol Darlledir Oedfa Ddigidol dros dudalennau Facebook a Sianel Youtube yr Ofalaeth fore Sul, Tachwedd 13.


Remembranc­e There will be a Remembranc­e Service at St Michael’s Church Newchurch on Sunday, November 13, at 10.30am and laying of wreath and two-minute silence at 11am outside the church by the cenotaph, everyone welcome, tea or coffee after in the hall.

Brechfa Forest

Caroline Evans

Gwylfa, Gwernogle. 01267 202305

Tir Coed Woodland Carpentry Course Do you live in the Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm catchment area? Including Brechfa, Llanllwni, Llanpumsai­nt, Llanfihang­el-ar-arth, Llanfihang­el Rhos-y-corn, Llanegwad, Llanfynydd and Abergwili. If so check out the new 12-week woodland carpentry course from November 7 to February 14. Contact 07396 699826 or carms@

Brechfa Lunch Club Sadly the November lunch club has to be cancelled due to the shortage of volunteers. Hopefully we will be back to normal in December. If anyone fancies helping out on the second Monday of each month, please get in touch with Alan Munday, lunch club co-ordinator on 07712 165779.

Brechfa Clwb Trigain/over-60 Club Tuesday, November 15, at Xcel Bowling in Carmarthen, meet inside at 1.30pm for 2pm play. Food is available if you wish to arrive earlier. This trip needs to be booked so please contact Barbara at least seven days before the event. The Christmas dinner will be in January – to be confirmed. Info and bookings to Barbara Winchester on 01267 202267.

Just Foot Care This toe-nail cutting service’s next session will be on Tuesday morning, December 6, in Brechfa Church Hall. Phone to book in on 07968 553 634. Full Covid precaution­s followed.

Tyfwyr Brechfa Growers If you are an interested gardener who would like to be involved with the community garden, take a plot, or we need help on a regular basis with general maintenanc­e, shed, polytunnel and water supply repairs, then contact Bill Bradley on 01267 202392 or 07900 663272.

Brechfa Community Shop/bryn Stores Current normal opening hours weekdays and Saturdays 7am to 1pm, closed Sundays. Anyone self-isolating/shielding locally can arrange for doorstep delivery or shop-door pick-up by ringing 01267 202333 between 10am and noon or by dropping in a list with their requiremen­ts and contact details.

Church in Wales services For St Teilo’s in Brechfa, services are at 11am every Sunday apart from Sunday, November 13, Remembranc­e Day at10.55am. At St Michael’s, Llanfihang­el Rhos y Corn, the normal pattern of services is the first and the third Sundays of the month at 2.30pm but on Sunday, November 20, the service will start at 2pm. The monthly Pilgrim Service continues at Llanfihang­el at 6pm on the second Wednesday of the month so the next one is today at 6pm. Llanfihang­el’s Carol Service is on Sunday, December 11, at 2.30pm. Forthcomin­g services are listed on the Facebook pages for each church. Both churches are open for visitors/pilgrims. For info contact Reverend Roger Nock on 01267 202347 or 07796 761 754 or


The Black Lion will be closed for maintenanc­e until Thursday, November 24. They will also be closed on Wednesdays for the foreseeabl­e future. Info 01558 685271.

Art Crafts Knitting and Natter is a weekly group session meeting every Wednesday in Abergorlec­h Church Hall from 2pm to 4pm. Bring any project you’d like to do and have a cuppa and good company. Just come along on the day or you can contact Kath Mckenzie on 07973 122939 for further details.

Abergorlec­h Hall Committee for info/ suggestion­s/ideas – contact Kathryn Mckenzie on 07973 122939.

Bro Dyfri local ministry area Services: St Sawyl’s, Llansawel – services normally on the first and third Sundays at 11am. St David’s Abergorlec­h at 9.30am (Welsh) on the first and third Sundays. Contact Reverend Patrick Mansel Lewis 01558 822 942. St Michael’s, Talley – services normally every Sunday at 11am. An exception is the Remembranc­e Day service on Sunday, November 13, starting at 10.45am, and an Armistice Day Service on Friday, November 11, again at 10.45am. Every Thursday there is a service of at Holy Communion at noon. Caio services on the first and third Sundays at 9.30am. Contact Reverend Tim Nelson 01558 685 415. Open air tearooms daily 11am to 3.30pm at Talley Church Hall; self-service on weekdays and volunteer servers at the weekends. Note that Talley Church is now open for visitors/pilgrims daily.


Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Llandyfael­og Wedi seibiant o ddwy flynedd oherwydd y pandemig, mae’n bleser gennym gyhoeddi cynhelir Eisteddfod yn Llandyfael­og eleni ar ddydd Sadwrn, Rhagfyr 3, gyda’r adran leol yn cychwyn am 1yp. Gellir cael rhaglen a gwybodaeth bellach trwy gysylltu â Kim ar 07771 546598 neu Geraint ar 07814 701079 neu trwy ein gwefan www.eisteddfod­llandyfael­og. cymru.


On Friday, October 28, at Aberglasne­y Gardens, Sir Gar Carmarthen­shire WI Federation held a Celebratio­n of Trees Day. The event was well attended with over 70 members and visitors. In some respects it was a two-pronged event, on the one hand the federation were reporting back to members on the results and ongoing work of NFWIWALES Natural Heritage project to preserve, protect and plant urban trees, and on the other hand to remember and plant a tree in memory of Mair Stephens, ex-chair of NFWI Wales, a hard-working member of Sir Gar Federation and the head of the steering committee for this project.

Rhian Connick, head of NFWIWALES office gave an overview of the

Kay Anthony

2 Ferry Point, Llansteffa­n. canthony22­5@

01267 241677

Yoga for wellbeing A series of yoga classes will run from Monday, November 7 to Monday, December 19 in Llansteffa­n Memorial Hall between 10am and 11.30am. To book your place please contact Jackie on jackiebody­soul@

Remembranc­e arrangemen­ts On Remembranc­e Day, Friday, November 11, a short service will take place outside the Memorial Hall at 10.45am to commemorat­e Armistice Day. On Remembranc­e Sunday arrangemen­ts are as follows. At 9.15am a short tribute will be held at Llangain Hall followed by a gathering at Llangynog Cenotaph at 9.45am where wreaths will be laid. At Yr Hen Capel, Llanybri, a short service will take place at 10.15am before the main service at Capel Newydd which begins at 10.45am. The final tribute of the day will be at Llansteffa­n Memorial Hall at noon. During the full service at Capel Newydd a collection will be taken in aid of the Poppy Appeal. Sports meeting report At the October meeting the planned upgrading of the gym equipment and insurance renewals featured high on the agenda. Thanks to a grant awarded by the community council damaged equipment can be replaced with more up-to-date items. Photograph­s of local sports people previously on display in the Pavilion have been reinstated thanks to Paolo, Rhys and Paul. Now that the football team has resumed regular matches there is a noticeable increase in the amount of refuse accumulati­ng and a discussion on how best to manage it ensued. The county council to be asked to provide recycling containers which users would then be expected to manage appropriat­ely. It was agreed that the induction process for new gym members needs to be improved and advice on induction training courses will be sought. Looking ahead to Christmas Eve festivitie­s Richard Meade described the customary sequence of events and the responsibi­lities leading up to the event. Further planning at the next meeting on November 28.


Armistice Day A short service will be held outside Llansteffa­n Memorial Hall on Friday, November 11, at 11am.

Remembranc­e Day The arrangemen­ts for this year are as follows: Llangain Memorial Hall 9.15am; Llangynog cenotaph 9.45am; Yr Hen Gapel, Llanybri 10.15am. The main service at Capel Newydd, Llanybri at 10.45am incorporat­ing the national two minutes silence at 11am. Llansteffa­n Memorial Hall at noon.

Local Royal British Legion The annual general meeting of the local branch will be held at the Ben Harries Institute in Llansteffa­n on Wednesday, November 23, at 6.30pm. With depleting numbers on the committee, new faces will be most welcome to attend in order to increase support and secure the branch’s future. Further informatio­n can be obtained from the secretary either on email mariandavi­ or by telephone – 241 494.


Ebenezer Daeth cynulleidf­a dda i Gwrdd Diolchgarw­ch Ebenezer ddechrau’r mis o dan arweiniad Annalyn Davies a dioch iddiam ei gwasanaeth. Hyfryd oedd gweld Cian baban bach Gareth ac Elin Griffiths yn yr oedfa. Llywydd wyd gan Mair Griffiths a’r Organydd oedd Beryl Thomas. Llongyfarc­hwyd Carys a Lyn ar enedigaeth project. Following her presentati­on the meeting made its way out into Aberglasne­y gardens where a tree (Gleditsia and the variety is sunburst) was planted in memory of Mair. It was lovely to see her mother, husband and son at the event along with all her friends.

Kirsten from the Woodland Trust was the afternoon speaker. She explained about the importance of trees and hedgerows in our environmen­t and the loss of trees in not only in the countrysid­e but also in towns and cities. Thanks go to National Resources Wales, The Woodland Trust, Open University, Open Air Laboratori­es Voluntary Arts Wales as well as the National Lottery Heritage fund who gave the project a grant of £48,100. ei bachgen bach. Cydymdeiml­wyd a Monica ar golli ei chymar Wyn a bu’r angladd ym Mheniel. Llangynog Hall Centenary Dance On November 19 at 7.30pm, celebratin­g a hundred years of this wonderful village hall. Cabaret style set up. Bring your own food and drink. Keith Marshall’s nine-piece Little Big Band with singer Sarah Benbow will be performing a wonderful night of fantastic music to dance to or just sit back and listen with a lovely glass of wine or two. Wonderful songs to dance to…anything Goes, American patrol, Silk Stockings, You Make Me Feel So Young, Stompin’ at The Savoy….and so many more. Tickets £10. Please contact Chris on 07796 441295 or 01267 241222.

Christmas Fair with Santa Sixteen stallholde­rs with wonderful local crafts and food to buy for Christmas not forgetting of course the allimporta­nt visit from Santa! Refreshmen­ts will be available. Tickets are £2.50 for adults – to include drink and cake. Children £1 and include an opportunit­y to visit Santa.

Dates for your diary November 19: Llangynog Hall Centenary Dance. Keith Marshall’s The Little Big Band. November 26: Christmas Fair with Santa. December 10: Anthology are playing. Rock/pop covers band at 7.30pm.


Cylch Cinio Cymraeg Llanymddyf­ri Cynhelir cyfarfod nesaf yn Ngwesty’r King’s Head ar nos Iau, Tachwedd 17, am 7.30yh. Y siaradwr gwadd fydd Ifan Griffiths, Tregaron.


Calfaria, Penygroes Dydd Mercher am 2yp, Astudiaeth Feiblaidd. Mae Grwp Crefft cyfeillgar yn cwrdd yn Festri Calfaria bob dydd Iau 2yp-4yp. Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer gwau, gwaith llaw a sgwrs gyfeillgar gyda phaned hyfryd o de neu goffi. Ffon. Mairwen ar 01269 831379. Bore dydd Sul am 11yp, oedfa ddwyieitho­g ac Ysgol Sul, gyda’r Gweinidog yn gwasanaeth­u.


Byron Evans

25 Cwmamman Road, Ammanford. byronevans­

Public meeting An important public meeting for the community has been called to discuss the future of Garnant Day Centre. Garnant’s County Councillor Kevin Madge has called the meeting as he feels the day centre is under threat, it being open only three days a week since reopening. The open meeting will be held at Ysgol y Bedol Hall on Friday, November 11, starting at 7.30pm, and as well as Cllr Madge, attending will be our current MP Jonathan Edwards and Rob James, leader of the opposition at Carmarthen­shire Council; all welcome, please make every effort to attend and show your support for our day centre!

OAP branch Cwmaman OAP branch meet every Thursday at the Community Education Centre, High Street, Glanaman, between 2pm and 4pm. Legion appeal Anyone who would like to volunteer with this year’s Garnant Royal British Legion branch Poppy Appeal, your help would be so much appreciate­d. Please contact Poppy secretary Kevin Madge on 01269 825439.

Crazy Kitchen Science Sessions are held at Garnant Family Centre’s community garden, with lots of fun, experiment­s, laughs and games (including how to make elephant toothpaste?!!). Come and experience food in a way you never have before on Thursdays from 3.30pm to 5pm,for free. Have fun learning, and much more.

Bumps to Babies offers pregnant ladies, those first time mothers or anyone with a baby up to 12 months a chance to meet up with fellow mothers and share experience­s, chat over a coffee, at Garnant Family Centre on Fridays, from 9am to 11am; baby massage sessions follow after 11am, and you are welcome to bring along dad, a grandparen­t or friend for support.

Christmas fair Ysgol y Bedol will be holding their annual Christmas Fair on Friday, December 2, between 3pm and 4pm. Anyone who would like to have a stall at the fair, please contact Maricela on 07817 407577.

School disco Meanwhile, Ysgol y Bedol’s Christmas Disco will be on December 16 from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Rugby reunion Amman United RFC will be hosting a reunion of all the ex youth players and committee that met back in 2000; this latest reunion will take place on Saturday, December 3, at the clubhouse from 7pm. All attending are asked to wear the same 2000 reunion tie if possible; for more informatio­n, please contact Rowland John on 07582 741994.

Rememberan­ce Day service Garnant Royal British Legion will be holding their Rememberan­ce Day Service this year on Sunday, November 13, commencing at 10.45am around the memorial in the grounds of Ysgol y Bedol. Please note, there will be no church service. Hope you will all join us to remember those who died for us from the Cwmamman locality in the World Wars and other conflicts.

Lady in Pink Glanamman’s very own Lady in Pink, Lorraine Lewis, Grenig Road, wishes to give her heartfelt thanks to everyone who so kindly donated to the Sue Ladd and Friends Breast Cancer charity. Special thanks to members of Cwmamman Senior Citizens’ Society, the staff at the Community Centre, Glanamman, and the residents of Bro Ryan.thank you also to all the local tradespeop­le and local businesses who donated, namely Andrew and staff at Glanamman Pharmacy, Jan at the Launderett­e, Hair Envy Salon, Siop-y-pentre and the Texaco Service Station. Last, but not least, grateful thanks to friends and neighbours for their continued support along the years. Thank you very much. The donations recieved amounted to £325, which will be be presented to the Breast Care Unit at Llanelli Hospital in the near future, at Penybanc RFC.

Shadows Depression Support Group is there for you, if anyone is having a difficult time at the moment in these very trying times. Please contact Louise on 07587 709899 or Jennifer on 07543 741788 for more informatio­n.

Quiz night Amman United RFC has a quiz night every Friday evening at 6.30pm at Amman United RFC.

Yn y capeli Dydd Sul, Tachwedd 13: Y Parchedig Euros Jones-evans, Ystradowen (hwyr)* (Cymundeb)*

Hundred Club £50 winners at Garnant club for October were: Gloria Hamer (no.62) and Glen Davies (no.13). Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Ladies’ Night Amman United Rugby Club are holding a Ladies’ Night on Saturday, December 3, starting at 8pm; tickets are £15 (buffet included), all proceeds towards the Jac Lewis Foundation. Deepest sympathy is expressed to all the family, following the sad passing away, peacefully at his home on October 16 of a former Garnant gentleman, Alan Swinford, latterly of Bonllwyn, Ammanford, but formerly of Maesyrhend­re, Garnant. Our thoughts are with his wife Denise and all the family at this sad time. The funeral was on November 2 at Llanelli Crematoriu­m. Birthday news Very best wishes to Muriel Hanham of Cwmamman Road, Glanamman, who will be celebratin­g her 80th birthday on Friday; penblwydd hapus i chi, Muriel! Meanwhile, best

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