Welsh Free Church - St David service

Choral Evensong 5.00pm Sunday 5th March 2023, St George's Cathedral

General News

The annual Choral Evensong of St David, Patron Saint of Wales, will be held will be held at St George's Cathedral, 38 St George's Terrace, Perth, at 5.00pm on Sunday 5th March 2023. This service replaces our normal February service.

The Welsh Free Church's usual monthly service will held at 3.00pm on Sunday 26th March, 2023 at Trinity Church, 72 St George's Terrace, Perth. The monthly services are normally held on the fourth Sunday of each month (which is not necessarily the last Sunday of the month) at 3.00pm at Trinity Church. Everyone welcome. Please note the Christmas Carol Service will be held early in December, the date will be confirmed nearer the time.



A Concert with Perth Male Voice Choir, Sydney Male Voice Choir and Australian Welsh Male Voice Choir

A joint concert with Perth Male Voice Choir, Sydney Male Voice Choir and the Australian Welsh Male Voice Choir will be held at 3.00pm on Sunday 25th September 2022 at the Concert Hall, Churchlands Senior High School, 20 Lucca Street, Churchlands, WA.

Cost $35.00 or $35.00 concession. Book at www.trybooking.com

For more information email perthmalevoicechoir@gmail.com


By Dr. Neil L. Thomas

General News

Dr. Neil L Thomas recently completed a manuscript "King Arthur Lives" six gigabytes, hundred pages, which has a back cover blurb:-


Get to know the life and times of the real and famous King Arthur. Born in north Wales about AD 460, he was the son of King Uther and Queen Igerna. King Arthur led British forces to twelve victories between AD480 and 495, defeating Britain's many foes seeking booty, slaves and territory. The Dream of Rhonabwy story tells how King Arthur and his alter ego Owein played a board game gwyddbwyll during a battle. The Dream is  symbolic description of fighting; five British legions defeated the Saxons at the battle of Gorwynnion in AD 495. A generation later, King Arthur's Christian forces defeated pagan Saxons led by Osla Big-knife at the Battle of Cerdicesford in AD 519. The same year, King Arthur's last engagement at the Battle  of Camlan was fought against the notorious rebel Prince Medraut; both leaders died. The most likely place of Arthur's internment is near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The Arthurian Age ended following the eruption of an Indonesian volcano in AD 535 which marked the beginning of Britain's Dark Ages that lasted more than three centuries.

Dr. Thomas would welcome the opportunity to discuss the book contents and hopefully be given a supportive comment or two. It is the author's intention to upload the manuscript to the Net.. Contact the author by email: bigrox33@bigpond.com    

Welsh Free Church of WA Gymanfa Ganu / Hymn Singing Festival

Featuring the Perth Male Voice Choir

The Welsh Free Church of Western Australia and the Perth Male Voice Choir invite you to a Gymanfa Ganu / Hymn Singing Festival at 2.00pm on Sunday, 28th August 2022, at Trinity Church, 72 St George's Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000, in support of the Uniting Church's Homeless Projects.

Free entry, and refreshments afterwards. This event is in support of the Uniting Church's Homeless Projects.

President Welsh Free Church: Milly Farrier-Brookes. Musical Director: Simone Bishop. Organist: Diane Gill. Choir Accompanist: Andrew Angel.

For further information phone 9386 2086 or 9381 5931 or email: here.

Vale Tony Hall

General News

Sadly Tony Hall, a long-time member of the Welsh Society of WA , passed away on Saturday, 21st May, after an illness. Tony contributed greatly to the Welsh Society, and was a  Committee Member and Treasurer for many years. Condolences to Fay and their family.

Congratulations Brian Walley 100 years.

General News

Congratulations to Brian Walley who celebrated his 100th birthday on July 2nd 2022. Brian is a long-time member of the Welsh Society and a keen writer. Brian is the author of "Sole Survivor: A life on Borrowed Time" which recounts his life from his early years in Cheshire, bomber pilot in the RAF, prisoner of war, farming in Anglesey, migration to Australia, farming and prospecting in Australia, and retirement. Brian's war years are recounted in the book "Silk and Barbed Wire" which he also edited. Sadly Brian lost Mair, his wife of 76 years, recently, and who hailed from Anglesey. Brian and Mair's contribution to the Welsh Society is greatly valued.

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