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Salvation Army’s 130th anniversary

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The Salvation Army: Bringing music to Tenby harbour in 2016

The Salvation Army: Bringing music to Tenby harbour in 2016

THE TENBY Corps of the Salvation Army are preparing to mark its 130th anniversary of worship and service in the town with a weekend (Oct 22-23) of celebration.

The Salvation Army, which is an evangelical mission of the Christian church, was founded in 1865 by William and Catherine Booth and spread rapidly in the late 19th century. It arrived in Tenby in 1886 with its gospel message and today the work continues unabated at the heart of the community.

Archived copies of the War Cry, the official newspaper of the Salvation Army, in 1886 describe the arrival of the Army to Pembrokeshire: “Barracks were packed. Many had not heard the Gospel in Welsh for over 20 years and had been inspired to work afresh for God.”

Today, Tenby Corps serves the community with popular activities including a lunch club, Catherine’s coffee shop, choir, services every Sunday and have recently launched Messy Church, an opportunity for the family to gather for music, craft and fun.

Special guests for the anniversary weekend are Divisional Commanders for the South and Mid Wales Division, Lieutenant Colonels Joao Paulo and Karin Ramos.

Lieutenant Colonel Ramos said: “We are thrilled to be joining in the celebrations to mark this significant milestone for the Tenby Corps. We are looking forward to a weekend of music, laughter, reflection and worship with the community of Tenby. Living in the present, we will reflect on God’s faithfulness in the past as a springboard to prepare for the future.”

Tenby Corps Officer Major David Morgans said: “I believe that the enduring presence of the Salvation Army in Tenby is a result of our close connection with the community. We look forward to hosting a wonderful weekend of celebrations, a chance to spend time with people and to reflect on the momentous history of the Corps and our hopes and plans to continue our service to the community of Tenby.”

The Saturday evening (Oct 22) celebration is a free festival for all featuring the South and Mid Wales Fellowship Salvation Army Band, the Morriston Songsters Brigade and special musical guest, soloist Lauren Mia Jones.

The festival will begin at 7pm on Saturday and will be held at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Tenby, SA70 8AP. The festival is free of charge.

At 10.30am on Sunday (Oct 23), there will be a special Family Worship Meeting at the Tenby Corps Hall followed by lunch and an opportunity to meet with the Divisional Commanders.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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