Our church is here to serve the community and we are open to suggestions for events to be hosted at the church. We are hoping in due course to install more facilities including a loo and kitchenette. There is space at the back of the church for a couple of trestle tables. Scroll down to see some of the recent events and visits we've hosted.
We've started holding a coffee morning on the first Saturday of every month from 10-12 am (with amazing cakes!) You're very welcome to come along - just turn up.
Dates for your diary
Saturday 6th August 10-12am: coffee and chat - IN THE CHURCH THIS TIME!
Sunday 25th September 6pm: Harvest Festival service followed by harvest supper at Welsh Newton Village Hall (at 7pm)
Friday 21st October: quiz night at Welsh Newton Village Hall
Visit from history group
This July we were delighted to host a group from the Monmouth U3A. It was a real pleasure to share a little of the fascinating history of our church and to chat over coffee and biscuits.
If you're part of a group that would like to visit the church, do get in touch at email@example.com.
On 24th May we were lucky enough to host the first in a series of wildlife talks at St Mary's. Sarah King of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust spoke to a packed church about the amazing habitat in Welsh Newton Common, with lots of practical advice about how to preserve habitat for vulnerable species. She emphasised the need to create corridors between isolated patches of woodland, the importance of ponds and even the need to shut gates so dormice don't get stranded!
It was lovely to see so many local friends there and we enjoyed catching up with everyone over refreshments both before and afterwards. Stay tuned for further talks.