Parish Newsletter - Tycoch and Killay

17th May 2020

There is an open invitation from the Mission & Outreach Group to join in a quiz, in your own home, using the app Zoom. It’s quite straightforward to set up and it is a gentle, fun quiz. To find out more, contact Jeremy or Simon whose numbers appear below. The Quiz will take place at 6.30pm on Saturday evening.


Got a smart phone? Want to join our closed WhatsApp prayer group?

Download the app and contact either 
Jeremy 07717 373435 or Simon 07790002205 
who will explain how it works.

Swansea City Council have set up a number of area teams to help with advice on where and how to get shopping whilst shielding/self-isolating, help with collecting shopping and prescriptions and making a friendly phone call, please contact the relevant Area Co-ordinator near to where you live... oh, they are also looking for volunteers to help.


Tara Hughes

07976 395630


Ben Davies-Thompson


Killay / Dunvant

Kathryn Hay

07976 692192

New Websites


New websites, with new features, why not visit and have a or there you will find copies of each of the podcasts that the Vicar has recorded, plus lots more, Digital Church links, Monthly Musings while we are unable to produce our usual monthly magazine. To contribute anything for either website, contact

Life is like opening a tin of sardines


We are all of us looking for the key. Some of us think we’ve found the key, don’t we? We roll back the lid of the sardine tin of life, we reveal the sardines, the riches of life, therein and we get them out, we enjoy them. But, you know, there’s always a little piece in the corner that you can’t get out. I wonder, is there a little piece in the corner of your life? I know there is in mine.

Alan Bennett – Beyond the Fringe (1960’s).


As a family, the Gwynn’s ask for prayers for Bruce (Sian’s elder brother – 68yrs). Bruce was born with severe learning difficulties – but is one of life’s characters, particularly with his great knowledge of music and films (as those who have met him would testify!). This past week, Bruce had to endure a 6hr bowel operation in Morriston Hospital. He is currently sedated and on a ventilator, with the current Covid restrictions, no-one is allowed to visit him or be with him. Please remember Bruce, Sian and all the family in your prayers at this difficult time. To make a What’sApp prayer request, speak or text Jeremy or Simon – or contact Canon Phillip.



Sadly, well known community figure Howard, passed away on 4th May aged 81yrs. Howard was the Hon.Treasurer at Dunvant Rugby Club and was involved in many community, sporting and business associations. He was known to a wide group of friends and acquaintances across the City – and wider afield. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whom he was closest. Sadly, with the current Covid restrictions, his funeral will be a private (by invitation only) service at Morriston Crem, with no more than x10 in attendance. It is hoped to have a service of celebration for Howard’s life after the current restrictions are lifted.


It is good to know that Celia Hall (Warden at All Souls) is now home from her two month exile in North Wales, following the death of Celia’s brother-in-law. Celia stayed on for a few days, in order to help her sister sort things out, but then got caught up in the lockdown. But she’s home now, happily looking out over the bay, watching the tides ebb and flow and sunrises and sunsets.

ASCENSION DAY – end of the Easter season.

Traditionally Ascension Day is an important day in the liturgical life of the church. With buildings closed by Covid-19, the cycle of prayer goes on, as ever. Thursday of this week is Ascension Day, and Brecon Cathedral will be live-streaming a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 6pm. Simply go to the Brecon Cathedral website for details, or refer to Digital Church on Killay's new web-site.

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