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.    

 

St Patrick's extends a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds. You're welcome if you are Old  Grangetown,  New Grangetown,  Not Grangetown, or just passing by.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can't   carry a note in a bucket. You're welcome here if you're 'just browsing,' just woke up or just got out of prison. We don't care if you're more Catholic than the Pope, or  haven't been in church since little Jack's christening.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet,  and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, Latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters.

We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems or you're down in the dumps or if you don't like 'organised  religion.' We've been there too! If you blew all your money on the horses, you're welcome here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, 'work too hard,' don't work, can't spell, or because grandma is in town and  wanted to go to church.

 

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE

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