What's happening in the village

                            The Kilgetty Begelly Community Council recently held an Open Day in the Community Centre

                             for local residents to meet the Community Councillors and to see the recent refurbishments of

                             the interior.  Although not very well attended, it proved useful and it is hoped to repeat the excercise. 


8.1.18                  The Community Centre is having a make-over!     The main hall has had the floor stripped and a

                            new surface is being laid.   The toilets are also being altered with the provision of disabled toilets.

                            The Community Association was one of the recipients of the donations given out by the Co-operative 

                            store and the Association was very grateful for this and thank the Co-op and all customers who made 

                            this possible.

                            St. Mary's Church Hall is also being refurbished.  Secondary double glazing has already been

                            fitted and the electricians are working on new heating and lighting before a lowered ceiling

                            can be fitted.  Once completed the hall will be much warmer and the groups that use it will feel the benefit.

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7.12.17                The annual 'Mince Pies and Music' afternoon was hosted by the Community Association for all

                            local senior citizens.  After a glass of sherry and nibbles, everyone settled down to enjoy being 

                            entertained by Caz B who sang well known songs.  There was a break for tea and mince pies and 

                            then some brave souls got up and danced as Caz B. sang again and serenaded a local gentleman

                            with 'Santa Baby'.   Lucky winners of the raffle collected their prizes and a good afternoon was had by all.             .        


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23 -26.11.17         St. Mary's Church was alive with angels for three days in November.  Windowsills, walls, doors were

                             decorated with a great variety of angels, made of wool, material, wood, pottery and even two constructed

                             from traffic cones with football heads!  The centrepiece was a beautiful large angel, made by Neil Machin,

                             the Begelly woodcarver, which hung in the main arch of the church.  


        


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                                                     St. Mary's Church Flower Festival and Teddybear Parachute jump

                  

    Easter Garden by the Sunday Club children                                                        Altar arrangement


                 

                        St. David's Day                                                                                          Mothering Sunday


                 

                                 Trinity                                                                                                The Lychgate


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The colourful flowerbeds planted by the Community Association

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21.7.17       The Presentation of Trophies and Strawberry tea was held in the community Centre for all entrants of

                   the Kilgetty in Bloom competition.  The judging had taken place on Wednesday 12th July and the three 

                   judges had the unenviable task of remembering the 94 classes entered and giving their verdicts.  County 

                  Councillor David Pugh presented the sixteen trophies and certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  It was 

                   an enjoyable afternoon and thanks go to members of the Community Association for all the preparations.


                  


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10.6.17      Members of the Begelly Kilgetty Community Asssociation had to hold their Garden Fayre Table-top / Plant Sale 

                in the Community Centre due to the inclement weather. Thank you to those who supported us with donated items

                and ventured out in the mist and rain.  All proceeds go towards village projects, such as the village flower beds, the 

                Community Garden and refurbishment of the Community Centre.

                                                   

                 The Men's Shed brought some of the items they have been making, including bird nesting boxes, wine racks

                 and garden trugs, one of which Tom is modelling on his arm!   The Men's Shed meets on a Wednesday at

                 1.00pm in the small white building next to the Community Centre.  Please drop in to see them.

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                 The Garden is looking colourful and well-kept and the village beds will soon be planted out with the Summer 

                 bedding.  Please, dog owners keep your dog on a lead whilst walking through the garden to the paths behind 

                 the garden, even if your dog is friendly and well-behaved!  

                The Association A.G.M. is on Monday 26th June at 7pm in the Community Centre and all are welcome to attend.

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Saturday 3rd June     Members of the three churches from Ludchurch, Begelly and East Williamston took part in a walk of prayer

starting at St Elidyr's in Ludchurch with a short Morning Prayer, walking to St. Mary's in Begelly, where they stopped for lunch 

followed by Midday prayer in the church, then on to St. Elidyr's in East Williamston. Rev.Caroline stopped for one-line prayers on 

the way, to open eyes to things that are not noticed, and Evening Service was held to finish the day.  Well done to those who managed the whole route.

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On Sunday 14th May, members of St. Mary's Church  went to St. Elidyr's Church,  East Williamston to attend the 

licensing of the Revd. Caroline Mansell as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Begelly, E. Williamston and Ludchurch.  

The service was taken by Bishop Joanna Pemberthey and the church was also re-dedicated after its refurbishment.  

The service was followed by a lunch for all three congregations in the village hall.


St. Mary's Church held a successful Coffee morning in the Community Hall.  Tea and coffee was served whilst visitors browsed 

the tables containing bric-a-brac, cakes, books, cards, bottle stall and "Guardian Angel" items.  At present money is being raised to 

refurbish the Church Hall, along with the usual fund-raising to keep the church functioning for the residents of the area.

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Have you seen the colourful display of hyacinths in the raised bed in the Community Garden.  The volunteer gardeners have 

begun work on Tuesday mornings keeping the Garden a lovely place in Kilgetty.  Helpers are always welcome at table-top sales

and in the Garden.   Come and join us.  


             

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Saturday 25th March                              Table-top sale in aid of the Community Association and Harriet Davis Trust


                

Shy Lyn hiding behind the curtain with her lovely array                          Kathy with the bric-a-brac and clothes stall

            of lovely jewellery

The profits from the table-top sale will go towards village projects.  Recently a new kitchen has been installed in the 

Community centre, following the refurbishment of the small hall.  The Harriet Davis Trust table had an enticing display

of cakes to buy. 



February 2017             The Community Centre has had a facelift!  Following last years painting of the outside of the

                                  building, the inside has now been refurbished.  Both halls have been decorated and a complete

                                  new kitchen has been installed.  Thank you to John Keeler who has completed most of the work

                                  and thank you to the regular users of the halls for their patience whilst the kitchen was out of action.

                                  It is certainly a vast improvement.  The halls are available for rent for sales or private parties. 

                                  Phone Mrs Skelton for bookings 01834 813331.

  The next event in the Community Centre will be a Spring Fayre on Saturday 25th March 

                                   which will be a combined function between Begelly Kilgetty Commmunity Association and the 

        Harriet Davis Trust.  Refreshments.  Come along and see the improvements.

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11.2.17 Rev. Caroline Mansell, St. Mary's, Begelly attended the enthronement of Joanna, the 129th Bishop of St.

David's and the first woman bishop in Wales, at St. David's Cathedral.


 


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February 2017            'Twisted Tangles' is a new hairdressing salon that has opened in Kilgetty in the former quilting shop.

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                                           Volunteers needed
                    
                     One area where a few volunteers are needed is St. Mary's Churchyard.  The churchyard verger, Ted George, is
                     looking for a few more people to help with mowing and strimming, mainly on a Tuesday afternoon, with a break
                     for a cuppa in the church hall.  At one time there was quite a good size team keeping the churchyard very tidy
                     but numbers have dwindled and its beginning to be a struggle to keep up with things.  If anyone has a few
                     hours spare on a Tuesday afternoon, please get in touch with Ted on 01834 813981 and tell him you
                     read about it on the village website!  Other times could possibly be arranged to suit.

 

      

 







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