Author Archives: Wendy Barwise

50th Anniversary Celebrations

This year Rev Brian Sherrington is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Ordination this year. Together with his wife Audrey, they shared a cake with those present at the Wesley Day Service on Thursday 23rd May at Rhos-on Sea.

The Birmingham Conference in 1969 was held at Aston University and Brian’s ordination service was at West Bromwich. His first appointment as an ordained minister was to the Liverpool Crosby Circuit where we spent 3 happy years living in Formby before Brian started his 16-year stint as an Army Chaplain.

Also present and sharing in the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of his ordination was Rev John Wiggall, and another colleague in the Conwy & Prestatyn circuit, Rev. David Woodward, was also ordained at the same Birmingham Conference.

If my people – March 2019

The month of prayer in MGM included Saturday morning prayer breakfasts in a different church each week, the Talking Jesus course (in two locations), various times of reflective and creative prayer, a Taize evening, a pilgrimage to Penrhys and finally a prayer walk up Pen y Fan. The various events proved to be a blessing to those who engaged with the call to prayer.

Penhrys Group

Norton Bridge

Breakfast  at Rhydyfelin

A closing thought: If only more of my people ….


If my people – April 2019 – Neath Port Talbot Circuit


Neath Port Talbot Circuit engaged in a variety of prayer events during April 2019. All who attended were enriched by their experience of sharing together in prayer for the Circuits in the Wales Synod, our local communities and the wider world. Some of the prayer activities in the Churches are continuing.  

JERSEY MARINE – We used a prayer leaf to represent a different Circuit for which individuals prayed during the week.

TAIBACH – The focus of our prayer stations were the events of Easter and the empty tomb. We prayed for the distressing situations in our world and asked God to bring to these the victory of the empty tomb and the hope of the resurrection. We each prayed for three people we know who don’t yet know Jesus as their friend and Saviour asking that he will touch their lives and hearts. We committed ourselves to pray for these people every day that they may feel the renewing power of the Holy Spirit.

SANDFIELDS – We hosted a Circuit ‘share prayer’ event and events for families and young people.

NEATH – We visited Gnoll Park Estate and prayed over our town centre and the churches in Neath.

SKEWEN – We held a prayer walk on Good Friday passing through the local park to Ty Santes Fair Church for an ecumenical open air service.

NORTH CORNELLY AND CYMMER – We organised a prayer diary for the whole of the month.

GLYNCORRWG AND GLYNNEATH – We engaged in prayer during weekly Sunday Worship.