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Rectorial Benefice of Neath
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Reverend Lynda Newman Licensed as Team Rector of Neath On 25th March a wonderful Induction Service took place for our new Rector, Reverend Lynda. The church was full as Bishop June, Archdeacon Mike Komor & Area Dean, Rev ‘d Chris Coles Inducted Lynda to her new office. We wish our new Rector every blessing as she starts her new ministry.
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Good Friday & Easter The three hour Good Friday service started with Rector leading us along the ‘Way of the Cross’ and finished with a very moving Passion Service with some beautiful music sung by the Parish Choir, thank you to Mark and Helen for all the hours you put in to prepare the choir. Thank you also to Rector for a wonderful service. On Saturday evening we made out way to our oldest church, St. Illtyd, for the Easter Vigil. This service starts with the rekindling of a flame and ends with joy and Easter eggs. ‘He is risen indeed, hallelujah.’
Canon of Llangwm, Benefice Warden Paul Bennett A very special day for our parish. Llandaff Cathedral has a new Chapter to run its affairs & we are so proud that Paul, our Rector’s warden has been inaugurated as a lay Canon. Paul Bennett, Canon of Llangwm was led to his stall by the Dean. Congratulations from us all.
Two new Deacons for the Benefice On Saturday 29th of June, in Llandaff Cathedral, Rev’d Emma Street and Rev’d Stuart Ghezzi were ordained deacons by Bishop June. On Sunday 30th they were welcomed into the Benefice at our combined service in St. Peter and St. Paul’s. We wish them both all the best for the future and hope that they will enjoy their time with us here in Neath.
We also say goodbye and thank you to Rev’d Alison Reeves as she moves to Pennarth as Deacon.