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.


See the Llandrinio Coffee Evening June 2019 poster for information on a coffee evening on Friday 21st June at 7:00pm.

Events at Buttington

SUNDAY 14th JULY  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm – Church Fete – Variety of activities and afternoon tea.  Bring your family and friends and join in the fun.

SUNDAY 28TH JULY AT 2.00 PM  Open Gardens – Mr and Mrs Stedman at Eru Fach, Rhalt, Trelydan SY21 9HS.  Come and enjoy this beautiful garden generously opened to the public in aid of church restoration.  Refreshments available.

Events at Pool Quay

Coffee Morning – Car boot in Pool Quay is now on the 6th July Coffee Morning not the 1st June Coffee Morning.

Youth Group – will meet on Friday 21st June, 7.15 – 8.45pm.

Good Companions – will meet up on 19th June   between 12.30 and 4.00 pm.

On Sunday 30th June, an afteroon tea and organ recital  in Pool Quay, commencing 3pm.

Wednesday 3 July – Educational trip by coach to visit Judges Lodging, Yarpole Church Community Centre for lunch, Croft Castle and evening prayer in church.  Estimated cost £20/per person – seating on coach limited to 30.  More details from Peter – numbers required asap.

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 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 Thursday 29th November 2018 at Berriew Old School: MAC Meeting Minutes 07.03.2019.