CROESO i Gymdeithas Gymraeg Chelmsford a'r cylch

WELCOME to the Chelmsford & District Welsh Society

Photographs from the Annual Concert held on Saturday June 12th featuring the Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir and Dafydd Allen, have been added, as well as a detailed report of the concert.

Photographs from the recent visit to the Wye Valley have also been added, as well as from our Annual Picnic held at Radley Green.

Check the tabs on the left hand side of this Homepage.


Our 53rd Annual Concert, held on Saturday June 11th was a great success with over 350 people in attendance. The Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir produced an outstanding peformance; their repertoire, based on the theme of love, varied from traditional Welsh hymns to gospel songs. The choir's Musical Director, Ann Atkinson proved to be an entertaining and affable host.

Unfortunately, Elin Manahan Thomas was not able to perform after developing laryngitis but the young Welsh baritone, Dafydd Allen proved to be an excellent replacement. He produced a superb performance considering he had just 2 days to prepare for the evening.



Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir


Dafydd Allen

Owen Barton Davies - youngest member of the Choir

Paul Young Accompanist to Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir

James Davy Organist at Chelmsford Cathedral

Ann Atkinson Trelawnyd's Musical Director



            Gwil Williams President of the Society

If you would like to see more images of the concert click on the tab marked 'Photos of Annual Concert June 22' on the left hand side of the page.



Membership is open to anyone with Welsh origins or connections, or to anyone with an appreciation of Welsh heritage and traditions. There are currently over 80 members and we warmly welcome you to come and join us for one of our meetings at the Chapter House, which is located on Cathedral Walk, adjacent to the Chelmsford Cathedral.


Car Parking

We have secured the use of the Cathedral car park in Waterloo Lane, Chelmsford. 

The car park has rising bollards at the entrance/exit and a code number will be required to allow you to exit. This will be given during the meeting.

Membership forms will be available for 2021-2022 season at any meeting (See Carys Williams) and available to print off HERE on the website.

St. David's Day Dinner

Our St. David's Day Dinner was an unqualified success with over 70 members attending. Our Guest Speaker, Father Gildas (Tad Gildas) gave us a fascinating insight into his role as a Roman Catholic Priest and entertained us with an array of amusing stories. Debs Allen Morgan, Meinir Wyn Davis and Rachel Bartels provided excellent entertainment for the evening.

The dinner was attended by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr. Jude Deakin, together with her daughter Helen, the Mayoress. Many thanks to all members of the society's committee for their hard work in preparing for the event.

(Images of the evening can be found on the link to St. David's Day Dinner, March 2022).


Charity Coffee Morning at Radley Green

April 6th 2022

For images of this event see the link on the left hand side of this page.

AGM plus Quiz June 22 2022

We held our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night, June 22nd 2022. The outgoing President Gwil Williams thanked members for their continuing support over the last 10 months.

He also expressed his gratitude to the society's committee who have worked so hard during his term of office. 

Gwil handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the society's nominated charity for his year of office, St. Luke's Hospice. Kerry Chambers, representing St. Luke's, thanked the society for their generousity and updated our members on the work of the hospice.

He finally handed over the Presidency to Sue Almond and thanked her for her enthusiastic support and help. Meinir Wyn Davies will take on the role of Vice President. 

Carys Williams, the society's treasurer gave a summary of the accounts for the last 12 months.

Kay Bright then gave a commentary on photographs taken on the recent visit to the Wye Valley, which was followed by our annual quiz.

Images from the AGM can be seen below.


Gwil Williams hands over a cheque for £1,000 to Kerry Chambers from St. Luke's hospice

Gwil Williams hands over the Presidential chain to Sue Almond

Meinir Wyn Davies accepts the role of Vice President

Treasurer Carys Williams reads out her report

Summer PicnicSaturday June 25th 2022

Our annual summer picnic took place in Radley Green on Saturday, June 25th. Members enjoyed plenty of sunshine and convivial conversation. Many thanks to Shirley for letting us use the beautiful grounds of Radley Green and to Sue Almond and her helpers for providing tea and coffee.

Some images of the event are shown below.

Additions to the Website

If you check the tabs on the left hand side of this page, I have added the following:

* A link to the recent visit to the Wye Valley

* A photo gallery of the Wye Valley visit. There are over 400 

   images to look at! Click on 'Photos of Wye Valley Visit 2022' on

   the tab on the left hand side of the page 

* The society's monthly newsletters from September 2021.

* A detailed report of the Annual Concert