Parish of Penarth and Llandough

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MUSIC AT SERVICES (From Fr Mark) Following the Government's recent Covid assessment, I have decided to trial the reintroduction of a single hymn at the end of Sunday services from 31st October. The accumulation of droplets within a mask from singing will be more bearable knowing that the mask can come off soon afterwards, when the service ends. If this trial proves successful, further steps may be taken but please be patient.  I hope to strike the right balance between safety and lifting peoples' spirits .

THANKS FROM ANN LUSH. ‘Thanks to those  dear parishioners, who very kindly sent cards and  made phone calls on hearing of my very unexpected stay in hospital recently.They were very much appreciated. Ann.’

NEXT SUNDAY 24 Oct Fr Mark will be taking time off, so we will have different priests leading the services. Rev Margaret Stark will celebrate a baptism as part of the morning service at St Augustine’s, Canon Roy Doxsey will go to St Dochdwy’s and Rev Jimmy Young will be at Holy Nativity.

ALL SAINTS/ALL SOULS Sun 31st October. We will be commemorating the departed in the morning services at all 3 churches. If you have loved ones to be remembered, please write IN BLOCK CAPITALS on the list at the back of church, to be completed by 28th Oct.

We will also have our special All Souls’ service for the those who have lost loved ones in the past two years on Sun 31st Oct at 4pm in St Augustine’s.

FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH CLUB The Youth Club this term is going to temporarily join with the youth of Tabernacle, Eden and Hebron to meet on Fridays 7.30pm at Tabernacle Church, Plassey Street. It will be led by Owen James, their Youth Pastor with help from All Saints and other volunteers. All youth (11-18yrs) welcome with church or no church affiliation.  Call Owen to check it is going ahead, because of Covid situation. 07375 49664

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SURVEY This parish and All Saints are carrying out a survey to get people’s views on the two current weekly newsletters. This will help with planning a joint one for the Ministry Area. Please use the link to fill it in online or there are some paper copies in each church. Deadline is 18th October.

OCTOBER MAGAZINE is in churches now price £1. This month has articles on climate change, Bible Sunday and the Bible in Welsh, as well as commemorating St Francis of Assissi. Don’t forget your copy.  It’s also available on our website - see right

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER MAGAZINE – FINAL EDITION The next edition of The Link will be the final one before it is merged with All Saints’ magazine. Please get your articles in by Monday 18th October, to include items about December events. Send to Tom Blenkinsop or phone 20706239.

Following that, the deadline for the first joint magazine will be 1st December, to come out in time for Christmas.

LOCAL HISTORY TALKS Thurs 28th October “Maps of Penarth and further afield” with map collector Chris Higley Join the Friends of St Augustine’s in the Parish Hall for an evening of history and anecdotes. Doors open at 7pm.   £2.00 on the door (members of the Friends free) with a glass of wine/juice.

11th November “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” with Richard Parry and musicians in St Augustine’s Church at 7.00pm. See Autumn Events pageCONGRATULATIONS to Miranda Aldhouse-Green on the publication of her new book ‘Rethinking the Ancient Druids: an archaeological perspective’ published by University of Wales Press

FIRST AID COURSE St Augustine’s Tots Group are organising a free two hour Child & Infants First Aid Course run by St John’s Ambulance. It is to be held in St Augustine’s Parish Hall, Albert Road on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon in the NewYear. Anyone interested in attending please contact Mrs Margaret Davies on 02920 707102 or mob 07477620576.

CHOIR SCHOLARSHIPS Do you know any female singers in the age range 16-21 who might be interested in a choir scholarship at St Augustine’s? To help boost our choir, Robert Court is organising a new programme with places for 4 young people, offering up to £500 each. More information can be obtained here and from Robert  



Planned Giving Envelopes: Place in the collection plate at church or send to St Augustine’s Parish Hall, Albert Road, Penarth, CF64 1BX. Cheques should be made payable to Parish of Penarth & Llandough. It helps our recording system if you can include your envelopes.

Regular Payments – The Gift Direct scheme is the best way is to pay directly from your bank. You don’t need to be a tax payer. Enrol online via the Church in Wales website or Rachel can send you a form to do it by post.

Online Payments can be made on our website via Paypal


EMAIL BULLETIN To receive an email copy of the bulletin each week, please email Rachel at the office – you can also unsubscribe at any time.  

Weekly Parish Newsletter

2021 Annual Report

October Magazine

September Magazine



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All Cheques should be made payable to Parish of Penarth & Llandough

GIFT DIRECT is the best way is to pay a regular amount directly from your bank to the Parish.

We also welcome BACS payments or standing orders: call the Office for bank details.

Contactless payments can be made at St Augustine’s Church.


LONELY OR ISOLATED, NEED HELP? If you or someone you know is in need of help, shopping or just a friendly chat, here are numbers to call:

Vale of Glamorgan Crisis team:  01446 729592

Age Cymru Advice line (for over 70s): 08000 223 444

Helping Hands Penarth: 07745 475794
Llandough Mutual Aid


Please visit for an updated list and further details.

 CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY DEBT CENTRE at Tabernacle Baptist Church are offering a mix of telephone support and face to face visits to offer the best debt support possible. They have spaces in July and September for prospective clients. The first step is a national freephone number for clients to call which is: 0800 328 0006 ,however for further information contact Clare Hollinshead Debt Centre Manager 07436558681 Mon-Wed

Parish Diary

SUNDAY SERVICES – Booking is not required. However, if you haven't attended for a while, please email or ring the warden of the church in advance so we can monitor numbers and ensure safety.

St Augustine’s - Linda Guilfoyle 029 20706309

St Dochdwy’s -  Jan Cullen  029 20704926

Holy Nativity - Kath Williams      029 20708554 / 07521 390922

We are continuing to run our services unchanged . Please wear a face covering and sit in the seats indicated, maintaining social distancing whilst inside the building. Thank you everyone for your co-operation and patience through all this.