Welcome to the

Chelmsford & District Welsh Society


Membership is open to anyone with Welsh origins or connections,         or to anyone with an appreciation of Welsh heritage and traditions.

There are currently 90 members and you would be warmly welcomed to come and join us for one of our meeting





We are sorry to announce that ALL of the Society's social activities will not take place until further notice.

We look forward to meeting you all when restrictions are lifted.

The next meeting will be announced here as soon as we feel that it is safe to do so.

Keep coming back to this page for the latest news.


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ron Jones. 




Ron passed away at home on June 30th after a long illness.

Ron was President of the Society in the season 1999 - 2000

For his concert that year he chose the Dowlais  Male Voice Choir with soloist Amy Black (Mezzo).


Ron was the life and soul of meetings he attended. Although unwell he attended till just months before meetings ceased due to Covid 19.  For many years he was a stalwart caller of the raffle during the evening, becoming known as "Ron the Raffle". He particularly enjoyed the Noson Lawen evenings where he loved to share many of his jokes. He then morphed into "Jones the Joke".

We will all miss his infectious smile and happy demenour.


We send our deep condolences to Jean and the family during this sad and difficult time.



It is also with great sadness we announce the death of Edith Brown after a short battle with a very agressive cancer.



Edith died on May 28th and her funeral took place on June 18th. She will be greatlly missed by husband David, her children Richard & Alison and her step children Emma & Marcus who regarded her as their second mum, her grandchildren William, Ceri, Olivia, Megan, Hannah, Charlotte and Harry.

David arranged her funeral to be a very Welsh affair, befitting of a passionate Welsh lady who was never happier than when in her native Wales.

David wishes to express his extreme gratitude to all those who sent cards and messages of condolance at this sad time.


Due to to the current restrictions, the crematorium only allows 20 family members to the service and was therefore live streamed on the internet. A recording of the service is available for the next week or so should you wish to view it.










Should you wish to contribute to her memorial fund, collecting for Cancer Research and the Alzheimers Society please visit:


Cheques made out to these charities if you prefer can be sent to:

M. Lucking & Sons Ltd.,

195 New London Road,








at Promenade Park Maldon on Sunday July 26th 2020

Has been postponed until 25th July 2021

Tickets already purchased will be transfered to this event

More information and tickets available at:

NOTE: This concert is not promoted by Chelmsford & District Welsh Society