God welcomes weeds into the garden of His church and acceptance and the addition of the Holy Spirit, plenty of love, prayer, Bible Study, protection, and continual support and nurture, weeds in God’s garden become the wonderful blossoms that draw others to them to find out what changed them.

Lent is the time to nurture the weeds that we are to enable us to blossom for God at Easter.







 Sketty Parish invites all to practise Christian faith,

together serving God   and our communityby

sharing the good news of Jesus





Sunday 16th July         

Readings: Genesis 25: 19-34; Psalm: 119; 105-112;

                   Romans 8: 1-11; Matthew: 13: 1-9, 18-23


8.00 Eucharist                                          

9.30 Family Eucharist                         

11.15 Eucharist     

6.30 Evening Praise Healing Service in HT                                                          

Mon 9.00 Open the Book Coffee Morning

Tues 10.00 TOTS  

2.00 Mothers Union


7.30 Bellringing

Wed 10.00 Holy Trinity      

11.00 Eucharist  

Readings: Exodus 3: 1-2; Psalm:103; 1-7;

                   Matthew: 11; 25-27                            

7.00 Freedom in Christ Discipleship Course, Maxime         Court  

Thurs 6.30 Youth Alpha

Fri 12.30 Lunch Club          

Sat  1.00 Wedding and Baptism of Stephan Ray              Harrison and Bethan   Anne Marie Tracey

Sunday 23rd July        

Readings: Genesis: 28; 10-19a;

                   Psalm: 139; 1-12 (23, 24); Romans: 8; 12- 25;                    Matthew: 13; 24-30, 36-43            

8.00  Eucharist                        


 9.30  Family Eucharist             

6.30  Evensong

Holy Trinity Church Parkway           

Sketty Park.

Weekly Notes.

Sunday 16th July 2017               

11:00am Morning Prayer                          

6:30pm Evening Praise Healing Service

In our Prayers: We pray for:  

Eppynt A’r Wysg Ministry Area: Paul Wilding  

(Ministry Area Leader)  

Ontario (Canada) -The Rt Revd George Lindsey  

 Russell Bruce The Rt Revd Michael Oulton.

Flowers: Donated by Bill Ward

Wednesday 19th July


Reader Iris Jones   

Reading (1) Exodus 3. V 1-12                                        


Psalm 103: v 1-7

Gospel  Matthew 11. v 25-27

Sunday  23rd July 2017    

11:00am Eucharist      

6:30pm Evening Service at St Paul’s


This is the last week for Jigsaw before the holidays and we will start back on 14th September.  

Starting on the 24th July for four days there will be Holiday Club held in the Parish Centre.



The Last Word Trinity Sunday 16 July 2017

Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you more valuable than they are?” Matthew 6:26

  Jane and I have been looking out of the vicarage window with a little bit of frustration and it has something thing to do with this verse from Matthew’s Gospel.

  You see we are blest with a large vicarage garden which has numerous edible bushes and trees. First, we watched the birds and squirrels eat all the cherries of the tree. Then we watched them eat all the gooseberries of the bushes and finally watched the birds eat all the blackcurrants.

Apparently- “They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them”. Clearly a verse from the bible no one can argue with!

   We are just waiting now for the two plum trees to be stripped and we will have the fattest birds and squirrels in Swansea. The fox however will have to look elsewhere as we are unable to provide “the chicken dinners” that Vicar Andrew did.

  The verse of course is all about not worrying which we are not, as at lease our garden visitors are not going hungry. We do however live lives which we manage to fill with stress and strain about things we often have little control over.

Over and above the necessities of life and health for ourselves and love ones, which is the greatest of blessings, everything in our lives is a graciously received bonus.

So as our Lord said:

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, ….. Are you not of more value than they? ….. can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? …. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Yours in Christ

     Vicar Robert


 My Mum Alice (and Harry the Hound) Please may I give my special thanks to all who have supported me and sent messages, cards and flowers during this very emotional and upsetting last few weeks. Your prayers and thoughts are such a comfort. I hope now to have a few days of prayer and reflection but pray to get back to the arms of my Christian family this weekend. Sonia

MU Our next meeting is on Tuesday 18th July our Speaker is Jon Franklyn who is the Local Area Co-ordinator for Swansea Council he is going to speak to us about the people who need his help, it sounds very interesting.  This is our last meeting for the summer and we meet again on 19th September. Iris

Youth Alpha will meet at 6:30pm in the Parish Centre on Thursday 20th July for food, games and to learn more about Jesus. We will not meet in August so will meet next term on Thursday, 15th September.  Liz Jowett 07968 231192.

Parish Walk Next walk planned for Thursday, 27thJuly.  Meet at the Parish Centre car park at 6pm to drive to Cheriton for a beautiful walking route to Burry Pill and Ryer’s Down.  Please contact me in case of poor weather or if you intend meeting us at Cheriton.  Liz Jowett 07968 231192.

Holiday club will be on the 24th-27th of July, 10-11.55 for the young people, 9-12 for volunteers.  If you are able to volunteer for a day or the four days please could you let me know.  Thanks Sian 07805091994.  sian.parkhouse@hotmail.co.uk

Helen Warner would like to thank those that have expressed sympathy at the loss of her husband David Warner, who sadly passed away on 18th June.

In light of the recent acts of violence against the Coptic Christian community of Egypt, SAT-7’s Arabic channels have addressed the effects on both local society and the region, and tackled each concern with the light and love of Christ. A special prayer night for Egypt, from Kasr El Dobara Evangelical Church in Cairo, was recently broadcast live on SAT-7 to entrust all the shock, trauma, and worries of the Christian community to God.  However, Christians in Egypt still need your support in prayer so please pray for them and for SAT-7 in this work. Kathryn 


Flowers donated by Bryan and Ennis Roberts.

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 Vicar: Rev’d Robert Davies-Hannen

            The Vicarage,

            De la Beche Road, Sketty,   SA2 9AR


Tel: 01792 202767  

 Email: rdhannen@gmail.com