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Cecylia Elżbieta Poray


Cyta Poray was an important part of our community and we all miss her. All in the community extend sympathy to her family. Here are some of the things people said about her

  1. ‘We all felt we knew her’
  2. ‘always modest, never needy’
  3. ‘helped so much’
  4. ‘clever, we respected her intellect but she was always humble’
  5. ‘fitted in with everybody’
  6. ‘a no fuss person’
  7. ‘so very, very tolerant’
  8. ‘never wanted to be any trouble to anyone’
  9. ‘positive – of good heart’
  10. ‘supportive’
  11. ‘extraordinary giver and gave with pleasure.

If anyone would be willing to write Cyta’s story I would like to include it in the next copy of Clychau’r Cwm.


We are already in the Autumn season of our calendar year. Summer with its’ holidays, and this year in particular, with its hot spells, has passed, and prior to the recognised children’s holidays in August, will be remembered for a long time. But what of the children’s holidays? Well! I am sure that they didn’t mind a few cloudy days. It is lovely to see everyone home safe, some having been visiting other parts of the world.

The Raft Race

We are very grateful to the organisers of this event for promoting such a wonderful day in aid of charity. Also to the participants a great thank you, because without the strong entry again it would not have been such a great occasion, which brought a huge crowd of spectators to support this year’s special charity.

Raft Race

The Chapel Harvest

The Annual Festival of the Congregational Chapels was held this year at Abergorlech. We did not only see everyone in their ‘Sunday Best’, but we saw the Chapel looking really nice in its ‘New Suit’. As we say in Welsh ‘Ar ei newydd wedd’. There are some passages in Welsh which, translated into English do not convey the same feeling, especially from a spectators point. A job well done. Mae y Capel yn edrych yn hyfryd, hyfryd oedd clywed y plant yn gwneud eu rhan, a’r canu wel! Hyfryd oedd bod yn rhan o gynulleidfa ag oedd yn mwynhau prynhawn hyfryd o Haf yn canu emynau o ddiolch in creawdwr.

Church Festival

The Church Festival was this year held at Llansawel Church where the churches of our communities got together to sing praises through the medium of hymns especially selected for all churches and chapels over a vast area. Thanks to all our churches for making sure that the children played their part, with great sincerity. Hyfryd bob amser i glywed y plant, mae’r gymanfa yn ran neilltuol o galendar yr Eglwys oherwydd dyna ddyfodol ein gyrfa ni, wrth geisio diolch. Ie, diolch yn fawr i blant ein Eglwysi ni fe wnaethoch yn dda eleni. Cadwch at i.

Harvest Festivals

At this time our Chapel and Church thanksgiving services have already been held. The Chapel service on September 27th, when the visiting preacher was Carys Winn from Cardiganshire, and on September 29th at the Church when the visiting preacher was Rev. L. Richardson, Vicar of Abergwili. It would be wonderful if many more took advantage of these services just to say ‘Thank You’. See you next year then.

David Haydn Davies


We would all like to express our sympathy to Haydn and family on the loss of Elizabeth Jean Havies.


To Haydn on his 80th Birthday.


Exam Success

Congratulations to George Newman Byrfon Gwernogle who gained an HNC in Mechanical Engineering at Coleg Sir Gar Llanelli.

He is a past pupil of Brechfa primary school and Queen Elizabeth Cambria Carmarthen




Cyrddau Diolchgarwch.

Fe fydd cyrddau diolchgarwch Capel Gwernogle ar Nos Wener Hydref 6ed am 7 or gloch pryd y pregethir gan y Parch Wyn Thomas Llandysul.

Capel Llidiad Nennog Nos Fercher Hydref 18fed am 7 or gloch Pregethwr Parch Wyn Thomas


We had to say good by to Roger Crissy and Alfie Clun Gwernogle last month who have moved to Cambridge to live, They had lived in the village for over 30 years and the children Jason, Lucy and Alfie had attended Brechfa and Carmarthen schools and had made many friends in the area. We wish them all the best in the future and we shall miss them very much.

We welcome Jo and Sophie Morse who have moved to Clun and hope they will be happy in their new home.

Thank You

Kevin and kath Norway (London House) would like to thank family and friends for the cards and best wishes they received on their recent engagement.

Yvonne Thomas


Dymunwn adferiad llwyr a buan iwan i Yvonne Thomas, London House Gwernogle, ar ôl wedi bod yn ysbyty Glangwilw yn ddiweddar.





Angela Phillips would like to thank everyone for the cards and gifts she received for her birthday and graduation. Also congratulations to Angela and Martin on their recent engagement.

Also Congratulations to Llinos Dyer on passing her driving test.


Elfed Daniels would like to thank everyone who sponsored him in the Carmarthen raft race which raised £155 for the Welsh Air Ambulance. Diolch

Helen and Elin Daniels would like to thank those who sponsored them in the Abergorlech Raft Race which raised £220.00 in aid of Turner Syndrome. Diolch.

Church hall

Bingo in Brechfa Church Hall every 2nd Thursday of the month.
Proceeds to the Hall.

Whist Drive every 3rd Monday of the month in Brechfa Church Hall at 7:30pm.

Middle Eastern Meal

There will be another in our series of meals on 3rd November, at 7:00pm in Brechfa Church Hall. We will start with a talk by Dr Dawoud El-Alami from Lampeter University about Islam and Peace. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Red Cross. There is no charge for the meal but a donation (suggest £5.00) would be appreciated.

If you want to come please let the vicar know (01267 202389) so that we can have an idea of numbers. If you can contribute with food the vicar has some Middle Eastern Recipes.

Prayer Group

We will be starting a prayer group in the Rectory on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Please keep an eye on the weekly notice sheet in the church porches for details.

Cwrs Menter Course

The Diocese of St Davids has created a course in Christian discipleship called Menter. What does that mean – it is a course that tells us about what Christians believe and helps us to think about how we should live. The course is to help two sorts of people (1) those who already come to church to learn more about our faith and (2) those who don’t come to church but are interested in Christianity to find out what it is about.

The course begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday 1st November. The reason for the early start is that we will begin with a bring and share meal.

Please come if you can. The course is open to everyone, church, chapel or just interested. I would particularly like some Welsh speakers to come so that we can think about running the course in Welsh.

Ffair Hydref Brechfa Autumn Fair

Sadwrn Hydref 21 October Saturday : 10:30-4:30
Neuadd Yr Eglwys Brechfa Church Hall

Crefftiau/Crafts, Bwyd/Food, Lluniaeth/Refreshments
Gweithdy Celf i’r Plant/Children’s Art Workshop

Mynediad/Entrance £1.00 Plant am ddim/Children Free.

Autumn Fair

Brechfa Women’s Institute

Brechfa Women's Institute celebrating their 40th birthday at Penybont Llanfynydd.


Betty, Anita, Janet and Nancy at the Indoor Bowls competition held at the Ammanford Bowls Centre earlier this year.

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