Neath Port Talbot Methodist Circuit

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Welcome service for Reverend Rosemary Davies

The NPT Circuit held a welcoming service at Neath Methodist Church on the afternoon of Saturday 1st September 2018 for our new Superintendent Presbyter Reverend Rosemary Davies. The service was lead by our Synod Chair Reverend Dr Stephen Wigley with the support of our Lay worker and most members of our Circuit leadership team.

Rosemary addressed the congregation which was made up of representatives from all of our nine churches and visitors.

After the service everyone shared a faith tea. Many thanks to the Neath team who made this all possible.

We all look forward to the future supporting Rosemary and working with our new team.

 

Circuit farewell service 22 July 2018

The circuit farewell service was held at 6:00 pm on Sunday 22 July 2018 at Sandfields Methodist Church.

The service was well attended with the Church full. Wendy Watts was also presented with a certificate to mark 25 years as a Local preacher.

We all had the opportunity of saying goodbye to our Superintendent Minister Christ Gray, Deacon Vivian Gray who are retiring to North Wales and Minister Kofi Amissah who has been stationed to the Cardiff Circuit.

During the service they offered emotional speeches and were presented with gifts as gratitude for all their hard work which was followed by a Faith supper.

God bless you all for your support over the last 7 years Viv and Chris and enjoy your well deserved retirement. God bless to you Kofi and your family with your new stationing.

Ghanaian night held at Taibach Church

Revd. Kofi Amissah arranged a “Ghanaian night” recently at Taibach Church. Many of his Christian country folk based in London entertained us with a typical African service which is very different to a traditional Methodist service here in Wales.

The service was very colourful, and loud with constant dancing and chanting. Everyone afterwards was treated to traditional Ghanaian food and drink.

Many thanks to the London based Ghanaian Church for a enjoyable evening.

Taibach celebrate 125 years of Christian worship

On Sunday 6th May 2018 Taibach Church celebrated 125 years of worship at their church at Incline Row, Taibach. There was a circuit service held in the evening taken by Dr Stephen Wigley , Chair of the Wales Synod, Chris Gray Superintendent minister NPT Methodist Circuit and Dr Kofi Amissah NPT minister.

The service was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of NPTCBC, Taibach church members and members of sister Methodist churches throughout NPT Methodist circuit.

Taibach kindly laid on refreshments prior to the service commencing.

We thank God for Taibach and its Christian witness over the last 125 years and look forward to their next 125 years

“Greater Than Gold” Musical in a Day: Saturday 9th June 2018 – Sandfields Church

“Greater Than Gold” Musical in a Day: Saturday 9th June 2018 

Come and learn this exciting and enjoyable musical by Roger Jones, based on the story of Mary Jones and her Bible, which inspired the founding of the Bible Society. Learn and rehearse during the afternoon and then perform it in the evening at Sandfields Methodist Church. Rehearsals begin at 1.30pm, to be followed by a performance at 7.00pm. Even if you have never sung in a choir before, come and have a go. It will be a great experience. Please bring a food contribution towards a faith tea. It costs just £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s to take part.

If you cannot take part, then come and enjoy the performance at night. “Greater Than Gold” will be led by Helen Pollard and a team from Christian Music Ministries. For further details, please contact Chris or Viv Gray on 01639 644404.

Musical in a Day poster

 

Rafiki Appeal

On 2nd October 2017, 10 laptop computers were presented to the Methodist
Rafiki Satellite Village in Ghana. The laptop computers were bought with
donations mainly form the churches and individuals of the Neath Port
Talbot Methodist Circuit. Individual members of the Ghanaian Methodist
Fellowship (GMF) across the United Kingdom and other Methodist
congregations, especially in London, also made substantial donations.
The presentation follows an earlier one of 4 laptop computers donated
last year, to support Rafiki to stock its ICT centre. On behalf of the
Neath Port Talbot Methodist Circuit and other donors, the Very Rev.
Emmanuel Aggrey-Ogoe presented the laptop computers to the Rt. Rev. Dr.
Kweku Boabeng-Odoom (Methodist Bishop of Winneba), who in turn handed
them over to the Very Rev. Isaac Nana Abekah (Director of Rafiki). We
pray and hope the ICT centre now at full capacity, will benefit both
children/student and staff of Rafiki. God bless you all who donated to
this appeal.