Anglican Catholic Church

Happy News From South Wales

On Wednesday 13th August 2014 the Revd Dr Miles Maylor, originally with the Church in Wales, celebrated the inaugural Mass for the Cymdeithas Saint Deniol ac Asaph / Fellowship of Saints Deniol and Asaph, our newest ACC Mission in Pembrokeshire.

There were 7 of the faithful at this first service which was kindly hosted in the home of Harry and Margaret Bendelow in Pembroke Dock. There were also several apologies from folk intending to be there, but prevented at the last minute.

The fellowship is still looking for a venue for regular Sunday worship. Unfortunately one promising venue which had agreed our use of their premises, has withdrawn the offer of a meeting place, saying that we (the ACC) are not likely to be construed as 'neutral' enough for their funding bodies to consider us as representative of the local community!

The service was also the first outing for the vestments Fr Maylor has made for himself and Mr Bendelow, who acted as Subdeacon.

Commenting on the service Fr Maylor said "Today we commemorated Jeremy Taylor, one of the Anglican Divines who was called the Shakespeare of Divines. He had been a teacher in Llanfihangel Aberbythych, and was once imprisoned in Cardigan by the Puritans. He said that the remedy for all evil in the world is a contented spirit. We reflected on this in the sermon as we start the new venture in the full knowledge that we are content to trust God to bring forth fruit in due season."