Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
- Poultney, Vermont, worship at Welsh Presbyterian Church.
Address: Grove Street (Vermont Route 30), Poultney. [The services are spoken in the
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. June, July, August - Granville, New York, worship at Peniel (Welsh) Presbyterian Church [The United Church of Granville]. Address: Quaker Street, Granville. [The services are spoken in the English language.] Sunday worship is officiated by The Reverend Jerry McKinney.
**March 1, St. David's Day, around the world.
“Gathering of the Clans” (and other Slate Valley Welsh heritage) events 2017 - in this 29th anniversary year of Poultney Area St. David’s Society.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. "Welsh Family History Seminar" - in historic United Baptist Church, East Poultney, sponsored by the Welsh-American Genealogical Society (WAGS). Visit the website of WAGS for details. Pre-registration is required no later than April 22nd. You'll find their website with your favorite web browser.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - "4th Annual Welsh Heritage Evening Prayer Service" - at historic St. John's Episcopal Church, Main Street, East Poultney, Vermont; sponsored by St. John's Church. The annual service is in honor of the Vermont / New York slate valley's rich Welsh heritage. Led by local Episcopal clergy, the service is spoken in the English language. Scripture readings are spoken in the Welsh language. James Cassarino, Director of Welsh Heritage and professor of Music studies at Green Mountain College will provide organ music for this service. Light refreshments will be available in the garden after worship, weather permitting. All are welcome.
For more information about this event, contact The Reverend William A. Davidson (518-499-1850), Chair, or Ida Mae Johnson (802-287-9744) of St. John's Executive Committee.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. - "Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach" (traditional Welsh hymn sing and tea social) - at historic Federated Church of Castleton, 504 Main Street, Castleton, Vermont. The event is sponsored by Poultney Area St. David's Society and hosted by Federated Church of Castleton. Jay G. Williams, III of Clinton, New York will be Gymanfa Conductor for this event. Gymanfa Accompanist will be The Reverend Robert A. Noble, III, Senior Minister of Federated Church of Castleton. Scripture readings in the Welsh language will be by Meredith Rehbach, daughter of the late Gwilym Roberts, author of "New Lives in the Valley...". Hymn verses will be sung in both the Welsh and English languages. A limited number of gymanfa hymnals will be available. If you have your own copy, please bring it with you. One may also pre-order a copy from the website of www.nafow.org. Te Bach will follow the sing in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.
For more information about this event, visit our Facebook page or contact Poultney Area St. David's Society.
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 12:30 p.m. - "Annual Picnic Gathering of the Clans" - to be held at J. Claire Carmody Post 39 American Legion, Granville Street, Poultney, Vermont. Bring your family and friends and a dish to share. Plans are still developing and more news will be forth-coming about this event. All are welcome.
Mark the dates, places and times and we hope to see you there.