Bishop Joanna Penberthy was the celebrant and preacher at St Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest, on Sunday 14 May and also the guest speaker at the Friends of St Mary’s Lunch held at the Glen Hotel following the service in church. She was accompanied by her husband Adrian and her chaplain, Fr Paul and spoke to the guests about her about her life and calling to the ministry.
The Chairman of the Friends, Roy Folland, presented a cheque for £1499 to Pat Barker to purchase a new Yamaha digital piano for use in the many concerts now taking place in St Mary’s. In thanking the Friends for their generous donation Pat said that in 2016 some twenty concerts and other musical events had taken place in the church which was now a major venue in the town and a good, reliable piano had to be available for performers and accompanists.
She added that the Friends had also provided 100 folding seats and staging.