Our Village, Parish & MOD St Athan
St. David's Primary School is a small school set in the heart of the picturesque village of Colwinston in the Vale of Glamorgan. Our school maintains strong links with the Village of Colwinston and the Parish of Colwinston, Llandow and Llysworney.
The Parish of Colwinston, Llandow and Llysworney consists of three congregations and our church school in the lovely Vale of Glamorgan. We are growing together and would welcome you to be part of that journey.
We have close links with our Parish and our classes take it in turns to hold a Family Service in either St Michael's Colwinston, St Tydfil Llysworney or Holy Trinity Llandow.
Father Alan, Kathy, Margaret and the Church Wardens offer you their love and prayers as you cope with these difficult days under the threat of COVID19. The bell will be rung in each church on a Sunday either in the morning or in the evening. So listen out for it.
Colwinston has the Norman Parish Church of St. Michael and
All Angels, a 12th Century Grade I listed building (built in 1111) and there is evidence of an earlier place of worship.
The location of the village is within half a mile of the A48 road which was the Roman Via Strata Maritima. In the village are St David's Church in Wales Primary School, the Village Hall and the Sycamore Tree Inn (dating from the 17th century or earlier).
It was one of only three Thankful villages in Wales where men sent to the First World War all returned home safely. This is shown on the village signs on the entry to the village.
For more information about the village of Colwinston, please visit the Colwinston Village Community website.
When you fold your hands, the thumb is nearest you.
So begin by praying for those closest to you - your loved ones (Philippians 1:3-5).
The index finger is the pointer. Pray for those who teach—Bible teachers and preachers, and those who teach children (1 Thessalonians 5:25).
The next finger is the tallest. It reminds you to pray for those in authority over you—national and local leaders, and your supervisor at work (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
The fourth finger is usually the weakest. Pray for those who are in trouble or who are suffering (James 5:13-16).
Then comes your little finger. It reminds you of your smallness in relation to God’s greatness. Ask Him to supply your needs (Philippians 4:6,19).
Llysworney has a population of some 240 living in approximately 100 houses. There is a 13th century church, historic pub, garage and a village pond complete with ducks.
The earliest recorded entry for the village was in 1248 when it was the administrative centre for the West of Cowbridge. Dominated by agriculture until the 1940’s the village was a nucleus of farmsteads and cottages clustered around a water source - the village pond.
For more information about the village of Llysworney, please visit the Llysworney Village website.
Within Llandow is a small medieval parish church, whose history dates back to the 11th century, with a saddleback tower dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
Adjacent to the village is a disused airfield that was once home to a World War II RAF station, part of which has now been converted into the Llandow Circuit for motorsports, next to which is the South Wales Karting Centre, home to the Llandow Kart Club.
On 12 March 1950, RAF Llandow was the site of the Llandow air disaster, when an airliner returning Welsh rugby fans from an international match in Belfast crashed on approach in the nearby village of Sigingstone. With the deaths of 80 passengers and crew, the crash was at the time the worst air disaster in history.
For some events that have taken place in Llandow Village, please visit the Llandow Village Hall website.
The emblem above links to details about the base, including childcare provision.
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