Canon Michael Evans 2017-
Over the years St Patrick’s Catholic Church Grangetown has seen many changes with its clergy. After the sudden death of Fr Bogdan Wera in early September 2017, it is pleased to welcome Canon Michael Evans who returns to St Patrick’s where he was a young curate 30 years ago under the watchful eye of Canon David O'Flynn.
Since those days Canon Mike has ministered in a wide variety of Parishes: Dowlais, Ebbw Vale, the Valleys, Barry and latterly in Newport, where he was responsible for six Parishes.
Canon Mike has a wonderful sense of humour and is very much a ‘people’ person. He would like to extend a warm invitation to the Christmas Services at St Patrick's to everyone. There will be carols, old and new, and a large Nativity Scene to remind everyone about the focus of Christmas.
Message from Canon Mike
“ For the many people reading this who have fallen away from the Faith, this is a time for coming home. When you look at the crib you will find an open door -- the Infant Child with open arms welcoming home all those people who have wandered away. Why don’t you come home for Christmas? No-one is going to question you about where you have been or what you have been up to--- just a warm welcome and an assurance of continued love and friendship. In the words of the Angels ‘Today a Saviour has been born to us, He is Christ the Lord’.
Grangetown becomes Bethlehem this Christmas, if you, like the shepherds, accept the invitation of the Angels to ‘Come to the stable’. Happy Christmas to you all.
Your Friend and Priest, Mike Evans