Produced by the Friends of Tintern – December 2008





The Friends of Tintern Committee are very grateful to Sally and Dave for volunteering to host and finance this year’s event.




TINTERN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND TINTERN NEWS - Thank you to those of you who have made donations in November/December:


Pam Scrivens and family in rememberance of Ron Scrivens




St. Michael’s Church - Cleaning Rota - fortnight beginning:


1st December   Trudy and Nina Phelps

15th December Ann and Barry Richardson

29th December Elspeth and Karen

12th January     Janet, Sue and Barbara

19th January     Tintern WI

2nd February   Carole Evans


Church Services – United Benefice of Tintern and Llandogo with Whitebrook


St. Michael’s Church, TinternCommunion Service 10.30am every Sunday - Rev. Nora Hill. – additional services in December


15th December 2.00pm with Llandogo School a Carol Service

21st December 4.00pm  - Candlelit Nine Lessons and Carols
24th December 3.00pm  - From Parva Vineyard processing to St.Michael’s for a  short Children's Nativity Service for under 7’s.
24th December 11.30pm – First Holy Communion of Christmas (Candlelit)
25th December 10.30am - Christmas Morning Holy Communion


 St. Oudoceus Church, Llandogo - Communion Service 9.00am every Sunday - Rev. John Dearnley – additional services in December


16th December – with Llandogo School - Christingle

21st December 10.30a.m. - Children's Nativity and Carols
25th December 10.00a.m. Christmas Morning Holy Communion

We journey back over two thousand years to a little town in the hill country of Judea.  It's a busy night in Bethlehem - but it's also a very special night - and we would welcome your company


Llantern Fellowship and Junior Church, Kids for Christ, led by the music group at Llandogo Village Hall, informal services for all ages at 10.45a.m. under the direction of Rev'd John Dearnley and the Parish Ministry Team.'


Advent Course “All About Mary” 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December – contact Rev. John Dearnley 01594 530080 for more details.


Tintern Pentecostal Church - every Sunday at 11:00am and 6:00pm and every Wednesday at 7:30pm


Diary - Tintern Events.

Tintern Youth Club every Wednesday from 6.30 – 8.00pm – Village Hall.

Wednesday 3rd December - Tintern Youth Project AGM   Village Hall - 7.30pm

Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th, 13th and 14, Saturday 20th – 24th December – Nativity with live animals at Parva Farm Vineyard.  11.00am – 4.00pm admission 50p.

Monday 8th December – Carol Service at Tintern Abbey in aid of Barnardo’s –7.00pm

Wednesday 10th December   Bingo at the Anchor from 7.30pm

 Monday 15th December WI Christmas Lunch - Wye Valley Hotel – 12.30pm

Friday 19th December – VPA – Village Hall – 6.30pm - Party.

Tintern Village Hall - Bookings can be made by contacting the committee at: OR Ring: 07512 856024.


Catbrook Memorial Hall – Events

Saturday 6th December at 7.30 pm - Festive Wine Evening by Peter and Carole Ayling.
Tuesday/Wednesday 16th or 17th December - The Narth Singers at 7.30 pm (confirmation of which night at Catbrook next month).

21st December - Carol Service.
New Year's Eve Disco/Dance with Sam's Motion Music.

17th January 2009 - Caldicot Male Voice Choir.

Coffee Mornings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10.30 am.  All welcome.
Yoga Classes with Ruth Routh on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings.  Contact her for details if interested on 01600-860648.


Advertising in the Tintern News

The Tintern News is delivered to approximately 250 houses in Tintern.  If you would like to advertise something in the News the current rate is £6.25 for a small ad./half a page, and £12.50 for a full page (per month).  Please send items to the editor at the address below with full contact details.


Items for the Newsletter – January 2009 edition

Items for the Tintern Newsletter can be sent by email to or delivered to Wye Barn, Tintern. Items for the January 2009 Newsletter should be received by Monday 29th December 2008.


A note from the Editor

The Tintern News is a vehicle for the expression of opinion by all members of the Tintern community. While it does not necessarily endorse the views of any particular contributors, it does wholeheartedly support the promotion of lively debate on the development of the village and of freedom of speech in general. However, it will reserve the right to edit any contributions in order to preserve moderation and a spirit of good intent in the presentation of arguments. Thoughts from everyone in our community will continue to be very welcome. ER


The copier used to print the Tintern News has been sponsored by:


The Wye Valley Hotel, Tintern Garage, Abbey House Studios and Gallery, The Wye Dean Practice Tintern and Mina van de Veere


The copier paper has been sponsored by Tintern Community Council