Pool Mission Area

The Pool Mission Area in the Archdeaconry of Montgomery, Diocese of St Asaph of the Anglican Church in Wales consists of 16 churches divided in to 3 groups with one of the 3 stipendiary priests in the Mission Area rooted in each group and having pastoral responsibility for each of the communities and churches within their group:

Archdeacon: Venerable Barry Wilson;Church in Wales Shield
Tel: TBC,                                                                                                            email: archdeacon.montgomery@churchinwales.org.uk

The Rectory, Llandrinio SY21 6RW, Tel 01691 838533

1.         Pool South: Montgomery, Forden, Llandysill, Berriew and 2 Mission Churches (Fron & Pant y Ffridd);

Incumbent:  Rev’d Alexis Smith

Tel:  01686 668243/07375 321227; email:  smith.sparrowssong@gmail.com

Non Stipendiary Minister: Revd Esther Yates

2.         Pool Central: Welshpool, Castle Caereinion, Pool Quay and Mission Church Belan;

Incumbent:  Revd Steven Willson;

Tel 01938 553164, email: revswillson@btinternet.com

Curate:  Revd Jeanette Wilkes.

3.         Pool North: Guilsfield, Llandysilio, Llandrinio, Penrhos, Criggion and Buttington;

Incumbent:  Revd Caroline Rhodes

Tel 01938 554245, email:  revcarolinerhodes@me.com

Forthcoming Mission Area Events:


Guilsfield Choir has been invited to sing Choral Eucharist at 11.00 am and Choral Evensong at 3.30 p.m. in St Asaph Cathedral on 18th August.  A coach has been arranged to take the choir.  There are a number of seats available in the coach for anyone from the churches who would like to go.  The coach will leave from Guilsfield at 8.00 am prompt.   The cost will be £10.00 per person.  If anyone would like to be included please contact Yvette Turner at yvette.turner@gmail.com or 01938 554446.  The teashop will be open on arrival at St Asaph for anyone travelling with the choir so that they can get refreshments (breakfast) if wished.  The coach will depart from St Asaph at around 4.45 pm.  Buffet lunch (sandwiches, finger food and cakes) can be booked for £6.00 per head.  Payment for the coach journey and lunch (if booked) must be made in advance.


Berriew Church will be holding a childrens’ Summer fun event on Wednesday 28th August; see the Little Saints notice for further information.


Forden Mothers’ Union are knitting woolly hats ready for the Wrexham Churches’ Scheme to help rough sleepers next winter.  If you have spare wool you don’t need please contact Jessie on 01938 580695 to arrange to donate.

Events at St Mary’s, Welshpool

Welshpool Church will be holding a ‘Tea at the Ritz’ event on Saturday 7th September; please see the TEA AT THE RITZ notice for further details.

There will be an organ recital by Andrey Chulovsky in Welshpool Church on Saturday 21st September; see the Welshpool Organ Recital notice for further information.

Every 4th Sunday in the month 4.00 pm Church House, Welshpool – Messy Church

Messy Church is a fun way of doing church for families or any size or shape.

Lots of crafts for all ages, a short worship and a good meal.

Messy Church is free and families are not asked to join anything.

For more information on Messy Church please visit www.messychurch.org.uk or see the Messy Church June 2019 poster for the Welshpool  June event.

Mission Area Conference

The next Mission Area Conference  will be held on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm at Pool Quay.

Mission Area News

The latest Mission Area Newsletter, MA News 16 – 2019-04.

Mission Area Conference Minutes

The minutes of the Mission Area Conference held on Monday 17th June 2019 at Berriew Old School and associated document: MAC Meeting Minutes 17.06.2019 and MAC 5 Year_.