St. Mellons Parish Church Open Days

St. Mellons Parish Church is at the heart of the community

St. Mellons Parish Church will be holding open mornings on Saturday during Lent.
Everybody is welcome to visit the church between 10am – 12noon on the following dates.
Sat 12th March
Sat 19th March
Sat 26th March
Sat 2nd April – coffee and cake will be served on the eve of Mothering Sunday
Sat 9th April
Sat 16th April

Revd. David Kellen

The first records for the Church appear in 1254. It is dedicated to St. Mellonius – first Bishop of Rouen. This is a wonderful opportunity to see one of Cardiff’s most beautiful churches. St. Mellons Parish Church is a thriving community of Christian worship ministered to by Revd. David Kellen, Vicar of the Parish since 1988.

Go to the St. Mellons Parish Church website here

Old St. Mellons Village Fete 2010

The Playing Field, on Ty’r Winch Road Old St. Mellons was the place to be on Saturday afternoon as the Old St. Mellons Village Association staged the local annual fete. People and cars poured through the gates to the Playing Field on a hot, muggy July day.

Cllr Jane Rogers, Cllr Dianne Rees - Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Gwen Jones - outgoing Chairman of Old St. Mellons Community Council and Rev. Kellen - St. Mellons Parish Church Photo: KP Jones

There was obvious local pride that Old. St. Mellons and Pontprennau Councillor Dianne Rees is currently serving as the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff. The gleaming chains of office drew much attention to the popular local councillor. Her deputy mayoral chains are engraved with names of her predecessors, a continuing link in the long history of Cardiff.

Excited children were confronted with an early choice: the ice cream van or a fire engine to explore in awe. Over the winter months extra items of play equipment, a small climbing frame and a see-saw had been added to the Playing Field along with a refurbishment of the tennis courts. Happy, smiling youngsters were putting the facilities to good use during the afternoon. A particular highlight, for many,  were the children in Welsh national costume from the St. Mellons Church in Wales Primary School taking to the centre of the fete and dancing. Continue reading