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

New Archdeacon

See New Archdeacons for the Diocese of St Asaph for the announcement of the replacement for the Venerable Dr Peter Pike, the retiring Archdeacon of Montgomery.

Forthcoming Mission Area Events:

Events at All Saints, Buttington

All services start at 9:30am unless stated otherwise.


Sunday 10th – Family Service 4th Sunday before Lent

Sunday 17th – Holy Communion 3rd Sunday before Lent

Sunday 24th – Morning Prayer & Praise 2nd Sunday before Lent


Sunday 3rd – Holy Communion Sunday next before Lent

Wednesday -6th – Ash Wednesday –Imposition of Ashes Holy Communion (Combined Service at Buttington at 7:30pm)

Sunday 10th – Family Service First Sunday of Lent

Sunday 17th – Holy Communion Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday 24th –  Morning Prayer & Praise Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday 31st – Holy Communion Mothering Sunday Fourth Sunday of Lent (Combined Service at Buttington; posies will be distributed)

Tuesday 5TH March – Pancake Party starting at 5:30pm – Please bring your family and friends along to this very enjoyable evening

Events at Pool Quay Church:

10th February Eucharist 10.30 am.

13th February Mothers Union 2.30 pm (will let you know the speaker/subject when I know).

15th February Youth Group 7.15 pm.

17th February All Age/Family Service 10.30 am.

24th February Eucharist 10.30 am.

Events at St Mary’s, Welshpool

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

St. Michael’s and All Angels, Forden

Monthly children’s activity club, Crafty Angels, on Tuesday 19th February at Forden school. From 3:30 until 4.00 on second Tuesday of every month. All welcome. This month’s subject: Prayer.

Mission Area Conference

The next Mission Area Conference will be held on Thursday 7th March at 7:30pm at Pool Quay Church.

Mission Area News

The latest Mission Area Newsletter, MA News 14 – July 2018.

Mission Area Conference Minutes

The minutes of the Mission Area Conference held on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at Pool Quay Church:  MAC Meeting Minutes 05.09.2018.