News & Forthcoming Events 2018

Teulu Asaph

Click here to read Christine's article on Sanctuary from May's Teulu Asaph online

pages 8/9

Video: Melangell and the hare



September Services and activities at St Melangell’s Shrine Church and Centre.

The Centre’s broadband is much improved but still prone to occasional difficulties – apologies for any inconvenience caused. To book a quiet day, individual retreat or group activity, please email or ring 01691 860408 speaking slowly and clearly as phone messages sometimes can’t be understood.
Morning Prayer is said daily in the Shrine Church at 9am, Pilgrim Prayers at noon and Evening Prayer at 5pm, when possible, in addition to the following services:
14th Sunday after Trinity, Sept 5th, 3pm: Service of reflection – Commemoration of the outbreak of WW2.
Tuesday 4th, 10.30am:  Julian Group at the Centre.
Thursday 6th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing – Ven. Peter Pike will preside and preach, this being the last time he will be here before his retirement as Archdeacon of Montgomery. Bring and share lunch afterwards.
15th Sunday after Trinity, Sept 9th, 3pm: Service of reflection – Racial Justice Sunday.
Wednesday 12th, 10am onwards: Garden Drop In Day. The Centre’s garden is part of the Quiet Garden Movement and this is an opportunity to enjoy the garden while the weather is, hopefully, still fine! The day begins with coffee and a gardening reflection followed by time to enjoy the scenery, do a spot of weeding, read, reflect or chill in whatever way you choose. Drop in when you can, bring and share lunch if you wish.
Thursday 13th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing
16th Sun. after Trinity, Sept 16th, 3pm: Service of reflection  the Mayflower pilgrims
Thursday 20th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing
17th Sunday after Trinity, Sept 23rd, 3pm: Service of reflection - St Matthew
4pm: Farewell Service for the Archdeacon of Montgomery at St Mary’s, Welshpool
Thursday 27th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing.
Friday 28th, 10.30am onwards: Quiet Day – the serendipity of chance. A chance (!) to reflect on the role of chance in the story of Melengell and in our lives today using poetry, images, the art space and the surrounding area. £10, bring and share lunch – please book in advance if you’re coming.
18th Sun. after Trinity, Sept 30th, 3pm: Service of reflection - Michael and all Angels



A pheasant shoot has existed locally for many years but the great expansion of this currently, coupled with the development of a partridge shoot, means that the shooting will start a month earlier than usual and the number of shoots will double. The consequences of this as well as the mess left by the huge numbers of birds are already causing severe problems for residents and pilgrims so the proposed development of a completely separate clay pigeon shoot is causing further consternation. Many supporters of St Melangell’s have asked for details about this so, if you would like further information about the proposals or want to object, details follow.
Clay Pigeon Shoot Planning Application 
Cwmdwygo, Llangynog, SY10 0HJ  
Ref P/2018/0704
A planning application has been submitted by Mr Robert Jones proposing change of use of land to mixed use to provide a Simulated Clay Shooting Facility around Cwmdwygo in the Pennant Valley. The Pennant Valley already has a pheasant shoot which will be run this year for 3-4 days a week from October through to February, plus three days partridge shooting in September. 
There was a community council meeting on Friday 3rd August attended by local residents. It was felt by those residents in attendance that an addition of a potentially year-round shooting facility would cause excessive noise for local residents all year round, and also disruption to the many walkers in the valley and the visitors to St Melangell Church. If you would like further information or to comment on the proposed application please go to
Comments on this application should be sent to Eddie Hrustanovic, Local Planning Authority at 'Development Management, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AA' or email Development Management at  The deadline for comments is Wednesday 5th September.



The lost sheep project aims to raise awareness of organ donation and those waiting for their NHS operation. If you’d be interested in crafting, knitting or sewing a sheep to be used for this, please contact Shirley on 01352 780730 or 07905 144541. Shirley would also be glad to receive poems or recipes to be collated for other fundraising purposes.


For further details or to meet for coffee and a chat, please get in touch with the Guardian, Chris, via the Centre on 01691 860408 or its email
Jacqui is also volunteering at the Centre’s office on Mondays – please ring the above number for any bookings or enquiries.


To book your place and help with these events at the Church or the Centre, or to meet for coffee and a chat, please get in touch with the Guardian, Chris, on 01691 860778 or Jacqui is also volunteering at the Centre’s office on Mondays – please ring 01691 860408 for any enquiries.

Mae’r eglwys yn agored bob dydd 9yb—6yp
The Church is open every day from 9am – 6pm







The Centre deep in snow  Quite a lot of snow! 
St Melangell's in the snow Spring 2013  Spring Snow 2013 
Easter Garden 2011 Easter Garden 2011
St Melangell's Shrine 2011 St Melangell's Shrine
Group Photo The Ven. John B Thelwell Archdeacon of Montgomery
Mr George Gill Church Warden
Revd Lynette D Norman
Mrs Enid Jones Church Warden
The Rev’d Michael Balkwill Area Dean


The Church and Centre is supported by a group of active volunteers who welcome visitors, maintain the garden, help with administration, serve teas and perform many other vital tasks. If you have a little time to spare and would like to meet new people, have fun and contribute to a great cause, then please contact us.

Groups and individual pilgrims from Britain and abroad come to Pennant Melangell. Churches, chapels and numerous other organisations who wish to experience the spirituality and beauty of this place often arrange visits during the week. Some groups arrange retreats or quiet days or come to attend one of the daily services. Guided visits and talks on the history of the church can also be arranged. Groups are able to use the facilities of the St Melangell Centre, where there is a small meeting room which is available for discussions as well as for refreshments.

Os hoffech weld ein cylchlythyr newydd, cliciwch yma:

Cefnogir yr eglwys a’r Ganolfan gan wirfoddolwyr sy’n croesawu ymwelwyr, gofalu am yr ardd, helpu gyda’r gwaith gweinyddol, darparu paneidiau a chyflawni nifer o dasgau angenrheidiol eraill.

Os gallwch gynnig ychydig o’ch amser, ac os hoffech gyfarfod â phobl newydd, cael hwyl a chyfrannu at achos teilwng iawn, cysylltwch â ni, os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae grwpiau ac unigolion yn dod i Bennant Melangell o ledled Prydain thramor. Mae eglwysi a chapeli ynghyd â nifer o sefydliadau eraill yn dod yma yn ystod yr wythnos er mwyn cael blas ar harddwch ac ysbrydoldeb y lle. Mae rhai grwpiau’n dod yma ar encil neu’n trefnu diwrnodau tawel yn ogystal â mynychu un o’r gwasanaethau a gynhelir yma bob dydd. Hefyd, gellir trefnu teithiau tywysedig ac anerchiadau am hanes yr eglwys. Caiff grwpiau ddefnyddio cyfleusterau Canolfan Y Santes Melangell sy’n cynnwys ystafell gyfarfod sydd ar gael ar gyfer trafodaethau a lluniaeth ysgafn.