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Welshpool and Bro Hafren Methodist Circuit
 
 
 A Gateway to Methodism in Mid Wales.
 
A warm welcome to the Welshpool and Bro Hafren Website. We cover a very large and beautiful geographical area stretching from Welshpool, in the north east of the Circuit and to Llawr Y Glyn in the south west.

Our Superintendent Minister is Rev Bob Thomas. He is supported by accredited local preachers and worship leaders, with the help of retired ministers and occasional visiting preachers; there are regular acts of worship in 7 chapels across the Circuit.

Information about each of our 7 chapels can be found by using the navigation bar on the left.



Rev Bob Thomas

Chair of Wales Synod
 Rev Dr Stephen Wigley 
Superintendent 
 Rev Bob Thomas                        
Other Ministers resident in the Circuit
 
 
 Rev Michael Taylor
  Rev Penny Burkill
 
 Rev John Newbury
Local Preachers 
 
 1962        
 Mr Terry Jobling OBE      
 1964
 Mrs Eileen Jobling 
 1975
 Mr Graham Smith
 1985
 Mrs Eleri Williams
 1989
 Mrs Doris McNulty
 1990*
 Mrs Maureen Douglas
 2005
 Mrs Jenny Thomas
 2007
 Mr John Harbron
 On Trial 
 Andrea Davies 
On Trial
 Kat Bond 
 *
 No longer taking services
 Worship Leaders
 
 
 Mr & Mrs Alan Bradburn
 
 Mr Derek Painter (in Training)
Chapels and attached
 Circuit Stewards
 Newtown
 Janice Rhodes (sub: Michael)
 Pentre Llifior
 Janice Rhodes  (Derek Painter)
 Welshpool
 Stan Mountford (Anthea)
 Cefn
 Janice Rhodes (Stan)
 Caersws
 Anthea Bradburn (Alun)
 Trefeglwys
 Michael Jones
 Llawr Y Glyn
 Michael Jones (Alun)
 

                                          





 
 

Forthcoming or Recent Events:-

September Prayer Month  The itinerary for the September Prayer month for the Circuit can be read by clicking here.

Conference Business Digest:
follow this link to read about the report for local churches
about the business of the
2019 Methodist Conference



Circuit Meeting: the next meeting will be held at Newtown on Tuesday 17th September, starting at 7.00pm.

Singing our Way Into or Out of Belief" - John Bell will be at Welshpool on Saturday, 9th November 2019, exploring how songs, traditional and contemporary, shape popular theology.

Visit to the Holy Land 2020. Click here for more details.


Acknowledgement of Service.


At the end of an evening service at Newtown, on behalf of the Circuit, John Harbron acknowledged Graham Smith's huge contribution to the Circuit as a Local Preacher by presenting him with a certificate (signed by President, Rev Steve Wild and Vice-President Dr. Jill Bamber. Graham has  completed over 40 years in this role. More photographs can be seen by clicking here.

Time to Reflect - You are all welcome to contemplative prayer as part of your journey with God. "Waiting on God in the silence" will be a half hour of silent prayer held at the Manse, Newtown at 2.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Next meting is on Tuesday 13th August 2019 (time tbc); ring Jenny on 01686625690 for more details.
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