What's happening in the villages

Thurs. 13th December              The Community Association held their annual 'Mince Pies and Music' in the

                                                   Community Centre for all local Senior Citizens.  A glass of sherry put everyone in 

                                                   the Christmas spirit and CazB entertained by singing  popular songs and Christmas songs

                                                   which everyone enjoyed and some got up and danced.  A good afternoon.

10/11/12  November                  An exhibition of WW1 memorabilia was held in St. Mary's Church.  The Church was

                                                  decorated with flower arrangements and poppies, many knitted by parishioners.  

                                                  A talk was given on the Saturday afternoon by David Llewellyn.  


Nov. & Dec.                               Successful winter sales were held in the Community Centre by St. Mary's Church and

                                                  the Begelly Kilgetty Community Association.


St. Mary's Church  Art and Craft Exhibition 



17 & 18. 8.18         St. Mary's Church held an Art and Craft Exhibition showing the multitude of crafts created by talented local

                              people.  This ranged from embroidery, tapestry, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, painting, bead jewellery, pottery, 

                              wood carvings and flower arranging.  Two flowerpot men greeted the visitors as they arrived and offers were

                              made for these towards church funds and they went to a good home.  There was a guess the name of a 

                              pretty blue hand-made teddy-bear and also guess how many crosses in the bedspread. 

                              'Rev. Teddy Edwina' looked down from the pulpit as visitors strolled round as quiet music played.

                              Up in the tower brave parachuting teddy-bears were being buffeted by the wind and rain as they were 

                              launched from the turrets down to their waiting owners, hoping they weren't going to land in the trees.

                              Hopefully all visitors enjoyed their visit to the lovely Church on the Hill.




Friday 20th July          Kilgetty in Bloom Presentation of trophies

                                   All entrants were invited to a Strawberry Tea in the Centre for the Presentation of trophies. 

                                   After the tea and presentation, members of the Community Association entertained by singing

                                   a song written by one of the competitors titled 'Clematis Corner' to the tune of 'Climb every

                                   mountain', which rounded off a pleasant afternoon.


Thursday 12th July     Members of Begelly, Ludchurch and East Williamston churches made their way by coach and 

                                   car to St. David's Cathedral to attend the Licensing of Rev. Caroline Mansell as Chaplain to

                                   Bishop Joanna at a sung Evensong.  After the service they made their way to 'The Rising Sun'

                                   for a meal.  All three Churches, although sorry to lose Rev. Caroline, wish her well in her new role.  


Saturday 16th June   Begelly Kilgetty Community Association held a successful Table-top sale and refreshments in the hall and 

                                   Plants in the rather wet Community Garden.  It was good to see that our advertising had paid

                                   off and a good many people came along and spent their money.  The Association has been doing a

                                   lot of work in the past year to refurbish all rooms in the Community Centre and plans are in the

                                   pipeline to upgrade the heating to make it much warmer in the winter. The Centre will soon have another                                                     refurbished room available for smaller groups to meet.

Friday 11th May     St. Mary's Church held a Royal Afternoon Tea in their newly refurbished church hall (available for private rental).  

Approximately fifty people enjoyed a Bucks Fizz, dainty sandwiches and a great variety of cakes.


Workers taking a break before the rush!                                                           Time for a cuppa and a chat


                                                                                  Enjoying Royal afternoon Tea


                            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.


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.             .        


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.  



                                                     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



The colourful flowerbeds planted by the Community Association



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.


                 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.



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.


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.


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.  



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 Davidson for bookings 01834 812844.

  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.



                                           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 the verger (contacts on Church noticeboard) and

                     tell him you read about it on the village website!  Other times could possibly be arranged to suit.




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