They gave their lives ...... so we may live as we do today!
On 10th and 11th November St Mary's Church Begelly held a Festival of Remembrance in commemoration of those who served during both the First and Second World Wars. Artefacts including medals and photographs of men and women who served were kindly loaned by several people and there were displays of poppies and a magnificent horse carved by local woodcarver Mr Neil Machin. A donation was also made by Folly Farm.

On Saturday afternoon we were fortunate to have local historian David Llewellyn attend as our guest speaker. David gave a well researched and poignient talk telling the fascinating story of the Pembrokeshire soldiers who served at Gallipoli. Hearing about their experiences in their own words helped put our own commemorations into context. We were very grateful to David for delivering such an excellent and well received talk. The weekend concluded with a service of hymns and poems to mark the centenary of the end of the war. Solo's were sung by Mrs Eva Rich and Mrs Margaret Richards and the service ended with the ringing of the Church bell, alongside hundreds of others across the country 'Ringing out for Peace'.

The event raised money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as wall as Church funds.
Poppy FallHorse Carved by Neil Machin
 

CRAFT EXHIBITION AND TEDDY PARACHUTE DROP AT BEGELLY

A wonderful array of craft items by talented local people was recently on display at a very successful craft exhibition held at St Mary's Church Begelly. The items ranged from an exquisite bear crafted from wood to a beautifully hadmade christening gown and anything else you could think of in the way of arts and crafts in between. A big thank you to all who very kindly loaned all the lovely items for display. The weekend finished with our annual teddy tower parachute jump. Although the weather wasn't the best quite a a lot of bears braved the wind and rain, thank goodness there were no casualties apart from one bear that got stuck in the guttering but was saved and safely returned to its owner no worse for his ordeal. A big thank you to all who supported the weekend and help to raise much needed funds for the church.

Sunday Services

at St Mary's Church Begelly


10am Holy Eucharist on the first, second and third Sundays of the month

10.00am Family Morning Prayer on the fourth Sunday of the month

Please see Church noticeboard or contact us for details of services on the fifth Sunday

 

Mid-week service


10am Holy Communion every Wednesday