Newsflashes and Coming Events

Brook House Sanctuary for Animals 

The Sanctuary has a few new arrivals including Charlie the goose, Bunny the sheep and smoky the kitten. Oreo the barren rescue pig, was obviously not barren as Scamp and Scurry the piglets are thriving and causing chaos all around the farm.

We have a four volunteers now, three at the weekend and one during the week. They are all absolutely fabulous and make a big difference to the mountain of jobs that are required every day. 

We have reopened for visitors and have had some lovely families spend time here with the animals, just email us at: or ring 01588 641024 if you would like to have a wander round.

It was as a privilege to be asked to join the Green Man festival. We turned up with two goats, two miniature shetlands, Herbie the lamb, the bunnies and Tokyo the cockerel with his friend Magpie the duck. We were not sure what the interest would be but my goodness we were swamped with visitors. It was so wonderful to watch the joy in the childrens faces as they gave Herbie his bottle, groomed and sat on the ponies, and cuddled the bunnies for hours.  It was very heartwarming to feel so supported and animals had a fabulous time.

There are many more events to attend throughout the year and we are planning on taking our ‘ accidental ark’ to schools and care homes for happy days.

Thank you all for your support

Tina and James and the whole gang 


We shall will do the animal blessing on Sat 28th due to change in Brother Paul Diary.
Many Thanks

Mounting Block

The mounting steps ouside the main (rear) entrance to the church is an asset that we ought to appreciate. It would be nice to enhance this with a planted trough.

It would be nice to find a stone or old clay container for this.

Is there anyone who has one they would be prepared to donate?

If so, please contact Valerie Whately on 01547 510681

Coffee Morning

The details of the next coffee morning can be found here.


has been updated – here

100% cotton tea towels with a picture of St Mary’s Church, Bettws-y-Crwyn,are available to buy at the very reasonable price of £3.50 each or 3 for £10. They can be bought from Judy Powell: 01547 510367 or email


Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Community Centre, Newcastle at 7.30pm .There is usually a plant stall, a raffle and always refreshments.New members and visitors always welcome,  membership is £15 per year. Visitors £3.00 per meeting.


Lucie Pickard 640737, Gill Binks 640216

Stan Wild 640241 Carol Gurney 640163, Angela Busfield 640822

(For enquiries about the programme please phone Carol or Angela)

Please look at the blog on the History page, where an Australian family is looking for ancestors who lived here in the 18th and 19th centuries


 Click here to see a demonstration of the defibrillator

Please email me at if you have any announcements you would like posted. Each page, of course, has a blog section that you can add to directly.


1 Response to Newsflashes and Coming Events

    Martin and I cannot thank people enough for the fantastic support given last Saturday in aid of our Charity ‘Hand’s Up for Uganda’. We must admit that we were feeling anxious that there were not as many people present as we had hoped for, but what can we say………..all those present, entered into the evening with such good humour and spirit, making it a fabulous result all round.

    Just under £1,800 was raised

    With these funds now in place the following has been decided:
    To begin clearing the land for the new Kindergarten
    To make a further supply of bricks for the Kindergarten
    To clear land for the planting of vegetable crops, including, cabbage, tomatoes, green peppers, egg plants and water melons.Planting these now will see them being harvested in approximately 3 months time.
    I can’t even begin to explain to you what this is meaning to the people of Kisaabwa and to me and Martin. I am hoping that in my next newsletter I will be able to show you evidence of how people are already beginning to benefit from the farm project. The money raised from the auction is actually going towards the creation of a new farm specifically for the growing of the vegetables. At the moment the land has to be cleared but as soon as I have images of progress I will post them in a newsletter.

    So thank you so much for your promises and for buying the promises and for all the work behind the scenes. Thank you also to others that continue to raise funds for us in their own way. Every penny raised is appreciated.

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