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December Services at the Shrine Church of St Melangell, Pennant Melangell

Christmas is a time for giving and so St Melangell’s invites you to have a reverse Advent calendar this year, using the countdown to set aside a coin or put a can or packet each day into a cardboard box which will then be gifted to the Oswestry and Borders Food Bank for families in need. All donations must be in date and, if you’d like to join in with this, please get in touch to know which foods and toiletries are needed or to have your box  transported.
An Advent discussion group is planned for a weekday and time convenient to its members – please get in touch for further details.
First Sunday of Advent, 2nd, 3pm: Service of reflection – a time for encouragement.
Tuesday 4th, 10.30am: Julian Group at the Centre.
Thursday 6th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing followed by shared lunch.
Second Sunday of Advent, 9th, 3pm: Service of Reflection – a time for renewal.
Thursday 13th, noon: Holy Eucharist and service of healing followed by shared lunch.
Third Sunday of Advent, 16th, 3pm: Service of reflection – the tree of hope will be blessed to remember people and situations in our hearts and minds at this time of year.
Thursday 20th, noon: Advent Pilgrimage in Church and Holy Eucharist – bring & share lunch.
Fourth Sunday of Advent, 23rd,  3pm: Carol Service by candlelight:  a time for celebration.
Christmas Eve, 24th, 3pm: Crib Service - Whether adult or child, if you’d like to come dressed as a character in the Nativity story, please do. A torch would be handy too!
Christmas Day, 25th, 9.15am: Christmas Praise and Holy Eucharist.
Thursday 28th, noon: – Service of the word.
First Sunday of Christmas, 30th, 3pm: Service of reflection – new beginnings.
For further information,  please contact the Centre at or on 01691 860408.
May your Christmas be a blessed one!
Chris, the Guardian, and all at St Melangell’s.

To book a quiet day, retreat or group activity, please email or ring 01691 860408 speaking clearly as phone messages sometimes can’t be understood.
Thank you – diolch!


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.