Totstop

Totstop is a play group for under 5s and their parents/carers, every Friday during term time between 10am-11.45am.  No need to book, just come along.  Our sessions are informal and mostly consist of free play.  We also have a craft activity table, story time and music most weeks.  Refreshments for adults are provided as well as healthy snacks for children.

Welcome back to children and families!

Childrens’ groups have restarted and it’s great to welcome families back into the building! We have two groups running for ages 3-11years, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month. We are following current Covid guidelines to keep all our children safe. The first Sunday of each month is all-age worship, child friendly with activity books to help the children engage.

Resolving Sound Issues

When you open the video in our website it will be set on mute (unfortunately this is the default, so we can’t change it).

To get sound:

Move your mouse over the video, you will then see the speaker symbol in the bottom right corner.

Turn the sound up and you should hear everything!

Autumn Amble

The HBC Hiking Group’s October walk was a gentle circular affair of about 5 miles, starting near Prior’s Frome and heading through intermittent woodland towards Upper Dormington, then Perton and southwards to Checkley, where we were given the chance to visit the small church of St Nicholas, beautifully decorated for their harvest festival (see example in photo).

After heavy rain the previous day, we were thankful that our leader Mike C had chosen some hard tracks, so we encountered little mud (and no stiles!) on what turned out to be a beautiful day for walking, with some fine long distance views. Watch out for notice of our next hike!

HBC Hikers at Begwns

The hike in September took place in the Begwns, a National Trust owned upland area near Hay-on-Wye, and was led by a friend of the Maesyronnen Chapel, one of Wales’ oldest non-conformist places of worship. This was a longer than anticipated trek for the 9 of us, topping almost 10 miles but was more than compensated for by the beautiful scenery and perfect weather. The walk finished at the Chapel where we were presented with very welcomed refreshments. We also took part in a short service of thanksgiving led by the chapel’s minister who came especially in for the occasion!