SUNDAY March 3 was the final service conducted by Rev’d Martin Cox after over 40 years’ ministry both in the Church Army and as an ordained priest, including lately his role as Area Dean in the Narberth and Tenby Local Ministry Area.

He preached to a congregation of over 100 which included the current  congregations of his four churches in the Narberth Benefice, as well as members of the community, representatives  of the British Legion - of which he served as Chaplain - and visitors from previous congregations. He was accompanied by colleagues Miss Judith Francis, Lay Preacher, Rev’d Seamus Hargrave, Curate in the Narberth and Tenby LMA and Rev’d Steve Brett, Area Dean.

Martin and his wife Barbara will be very much missed and will be remembered for their friendship, kindness and untiring work in support of all four churches and  the wider community; this was reflected in the many donations received as well as cards wishing them both happiness and peace in their retirement together.

Benefice with St Andrew’s Church, Narberth services for Sunday, March 17: 

  • 9am Morning Prayer in St John’s Church, Templeton; 
  • 10am Morning Prayer St Andrew’s Church  Narberth; 
  • 11.30am Morning Prayer at Holy Cross Church, Robeston Wathen.                                                                                               

Events: Thursday, March 14 at 1.30pm in Rev’d Seamus’ house, the Lent Group will explore Bishop Barron’s ‘The Eucharist’.

Tuesday, March 19 at 1.30pm at Joyce’s home, St Andrew’s Craft Class.

Saturday March 16, 11am-12.30pm, Coffee morning at Joyce and Ray Bowen’s home, Cherry Tree Cottage, Kiln Park Road, Narberth. Tel. 01834 860852 in aid of St Andrew’s Church. All welcome

Jars for collecting coins for Lent are available in church to be returned by Easter Sunday.

Contacts:  Rev’d Steve Brett LMA Dean, Tel. 01834 450927, [email protected] ; Rev’d Seamus Hargrave, 01834 860611, [email protected]; St Andrew’s Church Warden, 01834 891491.