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Current news - click on the left for archived news and memories of the village

Harvest Thanksgiving Supper 30 September

It's time to get your ticket for the Harvest Supper on Friday, 30 September at 8pm in the Village Hall following the 7pm service in the church.
 
Tickets are £12.50 per adult. Contact Gillian Harris at Sorrento: 07714 961 182 or Mary Llewelyn 07800 974 527.
 

The Bush Sunday Quiz: 18 September

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It continues!
Sunday, 2 October
8pm start.  £1 per person.
Theme: American History
Higher or Lower: restarts
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
 
Click on read more for previous winners
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Village Forum Update

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The inaugural village forum was held on Monday, 25 April 2016 with a follow-up meeting on 19 September.
Click on the read more link below for the results.
The next meeting is scheduled provisionally for Monday, 24 April 2017.
Click here for the aims and purpose of the forum.
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Advance notice - Village Hall food event: 19 November 2016

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We don't know what it will be, but the Village Hall Social Sub Committee is planning another very exciting event for the evening of Saturday, 19 November themed around food from somewhere.
 
More details in due course.
 

NSPCC coach trip to Bath: Saturday, 26 November

bathbus The St Hilary NSPCC committee is planning a pre-Christmas coach trip to Bath on Saturday, 26 November - 2 days after the Christmas market opens.  Please contact Ewa Thomas on 771728 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you would like a ticket (£15).
 

Village Hall AGM: 27 November 2016

Come and support your hard working committee members at the Village Hall AGM on Sunday, 27 November. Doors open 12 noon, meeting starts at 12.15 pm.
No bribes needed - but a glass of wine will be provided.
To put items on the agenda contact Ewa Thomas on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 01446 771728  by 13 November.
 

St Hilary Village Choir

rw-choir1 The St Hilary Choir is well established, but always has space for new members (especially tenors and basses).  It rehearses on Tuesday evenings.  The repertoire includes hymns, folk songs, light classics and songs from musicals.  Chris Mowat, the Choirmaster, can be contacted on 01446 771601.
 

Riverside Market Garden (near Coed Hills)

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Villagers (and anyone else!) are invited to visit the Riverside Market Garden between to buy fresh, seasonal organic vegetables direct from the field. It is open between 10 am and 3 pm (or when the gate is open) and is located 200 yards past Coed Hills Artspace entrance on Llantrythyd Road. There is also a vegetable box service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and delivery is available.
 
Click on read more below for details of the produce that is available and contact information.
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Fresh free-range eggs for sale

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Fresh free-range eggs for sale.
£3 a dozen.
From Jane Williams at Stable Cottage.
Pop in or phone 774040 or 07773 729267 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

Fabric Painting: 1st Thursday of every month

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There is an informal Cutting Edge fabric painting day in the Village Hall on the 1st Thursday of every month, between 10am and 4pm.
You are welcome to bring your fabric dyes, acrylic inks, crayons, stencils, screens, to experiment, or, if you have a piece of work in mind that you want to get started on, this is your opportunity!
The cost is £5 which covers the room hire, tea, coffee and biscuits. You will need to bring your own lunch.
To book a place email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Sunday service

 

There is a service every
Sunday at 11am

Everybody welcome

 

St Hilary walking guides

We are pleased (and slightly relieved!) to announce the 9th (and final) walking guide - St Hilary South - which is a circular 11.1 miles, 4.2 hours walk from the village to Llanblethian, Llandough, St Mary Church, Flemingstone and Llanbethery.
Click here to download the guide as a pdf and click on the read more link below to access details of all 9 walks.
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The St Hilary Produce Market: 11am-2pm, Sunday, 9 October

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Fruit and vegatables foraged from around St Hilary have been turned into delicious jams, chutneys, cakes, crumbles and pies for sale.  Tea and coffee and cake will also be available to consume on the day.
 
Note: If you want to help please phone Monica on 07811 159800 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

Can you help to keep the churchyard beautiful?!

church1 The churchyard is maintained by volunteers and we need one or two more to join the team.  Each volunteer maintains a patch of grass about the size of a small/medium domestic garden and the commitment is about the same - cutting about every two weeks during the growing season. All equipment is provided.  If you can help, contact Simon on 771842, 07929 575506 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

Village Hall Committee meeting: 21 September

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The next Village Hall Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.  If you have any matters you'd like to raise, please contact Ewa Thomas on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 01446 771728.
 

St Hilary Chit Chat on Facebook

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A Facebook group has been set up (St Hilary Chit Chat) so that anyone who lives or is connected with St Hilary can let everybody know what's going on, share a bit of gossip and let off steam. Anyone (with a connection with the village) can join as a member and that will then enable you or them to start a discussion, make comments and share photos of what’s happening in and around St Hilary.  Please suggest members and/or encourage them to join.
 This is a summary of the social media we have and their main purpose:
 Web: (www.sthilary.org.uk) static information - news and events, news archives and the social history of the village
  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it : ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for general communication and events and news updates
 Twitter: (@sthilarycc)  for event reminders and the occasional news item
 Facebook: for photos, gossip, ongoing activity and rants
 We are reducing leaflet drops, so only those villagers who are not connected digitally will be the only ones to get paper updates. 
If you know of anyone who might like to get email news, but doesn’t, please let us know.
   

Village Forum: Village Hall: 8pm, Monday 24 April 2017

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This 2nd Village Forum is the opportunity to meet your fellow villagers informally to discuss village things.
 
Click here for the current position on the activities of the four task and finish groups that have been following up the actions from the two forums in 2016.
 

Free Guided Walks: The Vale and South Wales

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-  1 hour to all day
 -  Any day of the week
 -  Free
 -  Small donations to village funds appreciated
 -  Contact Terry Dennis
        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 07977 492926
 -  Advance booking best but short notice is OK
 
 Click on read more for information
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Household items and furniture wanted

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Lynn and Bruce Rankine are looking for donations of good quality household items and furniture for the Storehouse project, which is run by Cardiff Vineyard Church - providing household items and furniture free of charge to people to needy people in Cardiff.  Please contact Lynn or Bruce on 01446 775717 if you have items which you think might be suitable or would like further information about the project.  Donations will be collected. Click on this link for details of the Storehouse Project and the read more link below for details of what they can collect.
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Home Library Service

homelibrary For readers who are unable to get to the library to choose their books and don’t have anyone to come to the library for them the Vale Libraries have a Free Home Library Service, delivered by volunteers who bring a big bag of books or talking books chosen from the stock at their nearest library. Readers are generally visited once a month and can be issued with up to ten items which are stamped for four weeks. Books can also be reserved online. Please contact Andrea Griffiths, Community Outreach Officer on 01446 725381 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

The Bush Inn Cycle Club

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The Bush Inn Cycle Clubrolls out for a testing ride most Saturdays at 7.30am and for a more gentle ride on Sundays at 9am.  There's also occasional sportives... and the odd pint or two!  New members of all grades are always welcome.  For more information pop into the Bush and ask for Andy or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or follow on Twitter @bushinncycle.
 

Monthly Monday whist evenings

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St Hilary Church whist evening and raffle
First Monday of every month
7.30 pm, St Hilary Village Hall
Entry £1 - all welcome
 

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