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3:08pm Thursday 19th September 2013
11:24am Friday 26th July 2013
ANNUAL FETE - On August 3 at 3pm the fete will be opened by Alan Lloyd, of Kington. Cakes, preserves, a bottle stall, Chinese auction, vintage goods, books, children’s toys, games, plants, crafts and produce should appeal to adults and children. This year the children will have a tent for face painting, story-telling and a lucky dip. The ever popular fancy dress competition for children will take place but costumes must be home-made.
10:19am Friday 5th July 2013
SONGS OF PRAISE – St Mary’s Church is staging a Songs of Praise evening on Sunday. To get everyone in singing mood, there will be a hearty tea at 4.30pm followed by a selection of hymns, chosen by local people. To register a choice of hymn, please phone Alison on 01544 370275 or Ann on 370372 as soon as possible.
3:22pm Thursday 16th May 2013
PLANT FAIR and CAR BOOT SALE - The friends of Gladestry School will be holding a plant fair and car boot sale Saturday, from 10am-1pm at Gladestry Village Hall. Refreshments, plants, produce and bargains to be enjoyed.
11:03am Friday 22nd March 2013
EASTER SERVICES - At St Mary’s Church, morning prayer will take place during Holy Week, March 25-28 at 9.30am. On March 27 at 7pm there will be a service of evening worship. On Good Friday at 1pm there will be a short time of meditation and music. Easter Sunday, Holy communion will be celebrated at 4.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join these special services.
10:14am Friday 7th December 2012
12:51pm Friday 28th September 2012
SOLAR PROJECT - Gladestry Village Hall committee decided to install a 4 kw solar power generating system just weeks before the August 1 deadline when the feed-in-tariff would be reduced. It had to get planning permission, achieve an energy performance certificate at level D or above, arrange finance, decide on the product and installer and get the application and documentation in by the deadline. “We had done a good deal of research”, said treasurer Michael Johnson, “and knew what was required. We had been in contact with local energy advisers Severn and Wye Energy of Builth Wells and it was crucial that everything came into place. It was important that the best product was selected because being relatively high up we get a fair amount of cloudy weather. We decided on the REC solar panels because they are the leading performer in those conditions, and Solar Kinetics of Fownhope are the approved installer for the area. I have worked with them before; they installed on time and did a tremendous job”. With the solar system installed the hall achieved an A – the highest level – in the energy performance rating. With reduced electricity bills and the feed-in-tariff the system should pay for itself in eight to nine years.
2:08pm Friday 14th September 2012
11:09am Thursday 16th August 2012
ST MARY’S FETE - In spite of torrential rain, a good crowd braved the elements to attend the church fete. Merriel Oliver opened proceedings with words of encouragement to go out and enjoy the afternoon in spite of the weather, which everyone did. Nearly £1,900 was raised and the organisers wish to thank everyone for their support.
8:00am Thursday 19th July 2012
FETE - On August 4, at 3pm, St Mary’s Church summer fete will be held in the church grounds. The quintessential English fete will have various stalls and traditional games including a Chinese auction and a busking corner, plus a children's fancy dress competition. An additional children’s competition this year involves the making of scarecrows which will be placed strategically around the village. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. For further information, call Ann James on 01544 230153.
3:44pm Thursday 5th July 2012
UGANDA - In a workshop with Heather Smith, children looked at artefacts from Uganda including banana skin dolls, home made musical instruments and chickens made out of bags. They also made their own footballs out of recycle carrier bags. Money raised by Heather for doing the workshops goes to Hands up for Uganda, a charity for the village of Kisaabwa.
3:21pm Thursday 14th June 2012
8:00am Thursday 31st May 2012
JUBILEE - Gladestry will be marking the Queen’s jubilee with Colva, Newchurch and Michaelchurch-on-Arrow. Celebrations begin with a Diamond Jubilee songs of praise and thanksgiving service at St Mary’s Church at 6pm on Sunday, followed by refreshments.
11:21am Thursday 29th March 2012
SERVICES - Holy Week at St Mary’s begins on Palm Sunday this weekend, at 6pm. Morning prayer is on Monday and Thursday at 9.15am, Compline on Wednesday at 7pm, Meditation on Good Friday at 1pm and He is Risen on Easter Day at 9.15am. Everyone welcome to these special services.
10:58am Thursday 1st March 2012
JUBILEE - For the parishes of Gladestry, Colva, Michaelchurch-on-Arrow and Newchurch celebrations will take place on Monday, June 4, at Gladestry Village Hall, starting at 3pm. There will be children’s sports, a bouncy castle, teddy bears’ picnic, face painting and several displays and competitions.
10:33am Thursday 23rd February 2012
CHRISTINGLES - St Mary’s Church celebrated Christingle and the christening of Eva and Mollie Lloyd, daughters of Suzanne and Owain Lloyd. Lewis Lloyd (aged 10), Ahnya Lloyd (six), Harry Lloyd (nine) and Ollie Lloyd (seven) sang a song and the congregation sang Shine Jesus Shine.
1:17pm Thursday 9th February 2012
2:07pm Thursday 26th January 2012
COFFEE - A coffee morning held at St Mary’s raised £464 for local charity Home-Start Herefordshire. Many people braved extreme weather conditions to enjoy coffee, cake and a chat. Stalls included books, preserves and homemade cakes while Traidcraft was represented selling coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate, cocoa and jewellery. Community orchestra Bandamania, from Presteigne, entertained guests with lively music from around the world. Home-Start supports families at home each week in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. It provides nonjudgemental practical and emotional support and help to build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. To receive Home-Start support, families must have at least one child under five. For further information, or if you think you may be able to help as a volunteer, email email@example.com, visit home-startherefordshire.co.uk or call 01432 371212. The free information telephone number is 0800 068 6368. A fantastic amount of toiletries was donated which will go to the Radnorshire Women’s Aid, helping women and children suffering domestic violence.
12:10pm Thursday 19th January 2012
COFFEE - The women’s Bible study group at St Mary’s is holding a coffee morning at the church on Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Proceeds will go to Home-Start Herefordshire, a charitable organisation
12:33pm Thursday 15th December 2011
3:04pm Thursday 24th November 2011
CRAFT FAIR - The Friends of Gladestry School have a craft and produce fair in Gladestry Village Hall on Saturday, 10am to noon, with face painting, refreshments and a winter wonderland. All welcome. For details, call Hattie Budd on 01544 370642.
2:35pm Thursday 10th November 2011
12:00pm Thursday 20th October 2011
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12:00pm Thursday 25th August 2011
8:00am Thursday 23rd June 2011
8:00am Thursday 16th June 2011
DANCE NIGHT - There will be a dance night in Gladestry village hall tomorrow (Friday), at 7pm. A great chance to learn the quick step and samba, under the expert guidance of dance teacher, Amanda Morgan. Refreshments. Adults £3, children £1. Put on your dancing shoes and come along.
12:21pm Thursday 12th May 2011
CELEBRATION - To commemorate the royal wedding a celebration of marriage was held at St Mary’s Church. About 60 people gathered for a short service led by Rev Mark Beaton when couples were able to renew their vows. Following the service tea was served and everyone admired the exhibition of wedding memorabilia, including 100-yearold wedding dresses. For the more energetic, a treasure hunt was held in the church’s quiet garden. There was no charge for the tea but donations amounting to £60 were received for a charity nominated by the royal couple.
12:53pm Thursday 21st April 2011
MARRIAGE CELEBRATION - St Mary's Church marks the royal wedding on April 29, 3pm to 5pm, with a display of wedding memorabilia, wedding dresses and photographs, a very short service and treasure hunt, followed by tea. There is no charge but donations will go to one of the charities supported by the royal couple.
11:56am Thursday 14th April 2011
LENTEN TREE - Gladestry Church in Wales Primary School has put a different emphasis on the Lenten tradition of giving something up. Instead, they have determined to give something for Lent. An African idea, the pupils made a huge paper tree and displayed it in the entrance hall. Cards picked out and stuck to the tree signify a small but positive task for them to do, for instance helping mum and dad at home or putting special effort into homework. A Lenten tree is something children in Ghana make during Lent, just before Easter.
1:19pm Thursday 31st March 2011
11:34am Thursday 10th March 2011
1:57pm Thursday 3rd March 2011
CONCERT - Radnor Valley YFC is holding a variety concert this Sunday at Gladestry Village Hall from 7pm. The entertainment will be from local guest acts. For further details, call Richard on 370770 or Helen on 350635.
8:00am Tuesday 15th February 2011
10:35am Thursday 10th February 2011
3:25pm Thursday 16th December 2010
12:00pm Thursday 11th November 2010
12:00pm Thursday 28th October 2010
FAIR - The Friends of Gladestry School will be holding a craft and produce fair in Gladestry Village hall on November 27, 10am to noon. To book a stall or for more information, phone Hattie Budd on 01544 370642.
12:00pm Thursday 21st October 2010
APPEAL - The ladies' Bible-reading fellowship from St Mary’s Church will be holding a coffee morning in aid of the Niger Disaster Appeal on Saturday from 10am until noon in St Mary’s Church, Gladestry. As well as refreshments, cakes, preserves and books will be on sale. World Vision has launched an emergency appeal for Niger as seven million people face severe hunger following erratic rains that have caused poor food harvests and water shortages.
8:00am Thursday 7th October 2010
8:00am Thursday 16th September 2010
BOWLS - Short mat bowls resumes again shortly. The dates are September 28, October 12 and 26, and November 9 and 23, all at 7.30pm in Gladestry Village Hall. £2 for adults, £1 for children. For details, call Michael and Betty Johnson on 01544 370296.
2:47pm Thursday 9th September 2010
SHEEPDOG TRIALS - The 71st annual sheepdog trials took place at the Court of Gladestry by kind permission of Mr and Mrs S Watson. In spite of unsettled weather an encouraging number of spectators and competitors enjoyed a varied programme. More women took part in this year’s events and great interest and skills were exhibited by young competitors. Two youngsters who show great promise are 15-year-old Sam Bowen of Yardro and 10-year-old Sally Bayliss of Hergest. Sam, with his two-year-old bitch Zena, gained first prize in the eight-mile radius local class event and first prize in the best dog in the parishes event. It was Sam’s first time as a competitor. A close second, in the same event, was Sally, running 10- year-old Ted, and third place went to Robert Watson of Gladestry with Nell.
8:00am Thursday 26th August 2010
ANNUAL SHEEP DOG TRIALS - The 70th annual sheepdog trials will be held at Court of Gladestry, by kind permission of the Watson family, tomorrow (Friday) from noon and Saturday from 8am. There will be a refreshment marquee and a raffle. Donations from the event will be given to Guide Dogs for the Blind, St Michael’s Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance. For further details, contact Mr G Powell on 01544 370390.
2:01pm Thursday 19th August 2010
VILLAGE WALK AND DUCK RACE - The annual village walk and duck race will take place on Saturday. Meet at the village hall car park at 2pm for a walk over the hills then back to the village hall for a ploughman’s supper for which a small charge is made. Following supper the annual duck race will take place on the village brook. The event has been taking place for about ten years and is one of the village highlights of the year. Everyone is i nvited to buy a ticket and cheer on their duck as it bobs along the brook.
12:00pm Thursday 12th August 2010
12:00pm Thursday 8th July 2010
BARBECUE - The Friends of Gladestry school hold their annual summer barbecue tomorrow (Friday) at Gladestry Village Hall from 4pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy some good food and delicious puddings.
3:15pm Thursday 24th June 2010
CHURCH FETE - Residents and friends were relieved to see the sun come out to greet the opening of the annual church fete. It was opened by Robert Hughes, headteacher at the primary school from 1982 to 1996. Mr Hughes and his wife Pauline now live in Aberystwyth but frequently return to the village in which they spent many happy years. There were lots of visitors and buyers for the second-hand books, cake, bric-a-brac and plants. After the opening the children’s fancy dress was judged, a very difficult job as the costumes were outstanding. Adults and children tried their hand at quoits and ‘splat the rat’. Children had faces painted, while others enjoyed tea and cakes.
8:00am Thursday 13th May 2010
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