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Bistre Emmanuel Parish Church"

Bistre Emmanuel Parish Church, Mold Road, Buckley


Timeline of Bistre Vicars from the early 1960s taken from a run of Bistre Church Magazines Aug 1960 to July 2003

Pre-1960 - July 1965 - Rev J Roberts, B.A. The Very Reverend V. Spencer Ellis filled

in while Rev J Roberts was ill, his death being announced in

the July 1965 magazine.

Dec 1965 - 4.1.1980 - Rev. Ogwen Lloyd Williams, B.A.

(Induction 8.12.1965; appointed Aug 1965)

Jun 1980 - Aug 1989 (last letter in magazine)- Rev Gwynne Rees Jones, B.A.

(Induction 30.6.1980)

Jan 1990- Dec 1999 - Jason Kennett-Orpwood (Induction 8.12.1989)

June 2000 - Priest in Charge: Rev. Canon Frank Haslam

July 2000 - Rev. Dr Martyn Hill

October 2005 - Reverend Martin Batchelor


The Hawarden Singers, directed by Emlyn Roberts, performed a "Festival of Dedication Recital" on Tuesday 17th October 1971 at 7.30 pm. Admission 15p.


In the June magazine 1992, there was mention of the 25th anniversary of the Bistre Garden Fete with a call for all the previous Queens to meet in the grounds of the Bistre Home on June 20th for a photo.


In 9.8.2001, a restoration fund to clean the church's windows was boosted by an garden party organised by Margaret Mole which raised £294.


In October 2005, Reverend Martin Batchelor, 38 years old, was appointed to the Parish of Bistre. He served in Swansea and Brecon before coming to the Rectorial Benefice of Hawarden in 2000, where he was vicar of Sandycroft. His induction took place in November 2005 at the church.



Sarah Bartley (nee Hughes) died September 1931, aged 58. She was born and spent all her life in Buckley; she lived opposite the Nant pub.

see 31.1 for a photo of three of her sons, Joe, Walter and Tom.




The death took place on Sunday of Mrs. Bartley, wife of Mr. Thomas Bartley, of 53, Padeswood Road. Mrs. Bartley, who was 58, had only been ill one week. The large number who attended the funeral on Wednesday testified to the esteem in which Mrs. Bartley was held. Before the cortege left the home the Rev. A. W. Rees, M.A. (Vicar of Bistre), conducted a short service, and afterwards officiated at the parish church. The service was choral. The hymn was "Thy way not mine, O Lord." Mr. Jack Jones played "O Rest in the Lord," and the Dead March in "Saul."


The mourners were: Mr. T. Bartley (husband); Mr. and Mrs. T. Bartley (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Bartley (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Bartley (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. Walter Bartley (son); Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stanley (son-in-law and daughter); Mrs. Warr (daughter), Formby; Miss Kitty Bartley (daughter); Miss Betty Bartley (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. A. Bartley (brother and sister-in-law); Mrs. W. Bartley (sister-in-law); Mrs. Davies (aunt), Northop Hall; Mrs. W. Fisher (aunt); Mrs. E. Jones (niece); Mr. G. Maddocks (nephew); Mr. C. Bartley, Mr. W. Bartley, Nr. F. Bartley, Mr. L. Bartley, Mr. J. Bartley (nephews); Miss Joy Bartley (niece); Miss N. Bartley (niece); Mr. and Mrs. E. Connah, Mrs. W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilcock, Mr. T. Tarran (Chester), Mrs. E. Peters (Penymynydd), Mr. J. Parry, Mr. W. Stanley (Sale), Mr. W. Stanley (Blue Bell), Mrs. J. Messham, Mrs. Rogers (Mold), Mr. and Mrs. W. Fisher, jun (cousins), and Mr. W. Bartley (nephew).


Among others present were: Messrs. H. Lamb, M. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. A. Davies, E. Connah, Miss M. Phillips, E. Rowlands, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hayes, J. Shepherd, Mrs. T. Horsfiels, Mrs. J. Rowlands, J. Mountfort, F. Hughes, Ed. Williams, S. Peters, W. Peters, J. Stanley (Pontblyddyn), G. Evans, N. Evans, Mrs. J. Williams (Common), Mrs. J. Morgan, A. Mountfort, J. Hewitt, H. Price, Miss Gladys Jones (Deva House), N. Hughes, W. Hughes, W. Connah, J. Thomas, J. Riley (Morton's Stores), - Davies (Grocer, The Cross), Ch. Ellis (Drury), H. Bartley, S. Kendrick, Jno. Wilcock, Jos. Wilcock, E. Hughes (Pontblyddyn), Mrs. J. S. Shone (Horse and Jockey), Mrs. C. Mole, Mrs. T. Probert, Mrs. J. Williams, Mrs. Hughes (Padeswood), Mrs. Tellit (Ewloe), Mrs. R. Jones, Miss Davies (Willow), Mrs. B. Jones, S. Anglesea, W. Anglesea, Mrs. R. Peters, Mrs. F. Anglesea, Mrs. J. Anglesea, Mrs. W. Anglesea, J. Hill, A. Hill, J. Taran, Mrs. T. Roberts, Mrs. A. Saunders, Miss Catherall, Miss Bessie Rowlands, A. Rowlands, Miss M. Phillips, Mrs. J. Mountfort (Bodfari), Miss J. Jones, Mrs. E. Price, E. Evans, E. Davison, C. Jones, Mrs. C. Jones, Mrs. F. Lewis, J. Parry, Mrs. Jabez Evans, Mrs. H**** Evans, Mrs. Brownhill (Skelmersdale), Mrs. J. Ellis, Mrs. T. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans, Mrs. Davison, Miss H. Peters and Miss D. Peters (Penymynydd), Miss L. Wilcock, Miss N. Bartley, Mrs. J. Davies (Nant Mawr), F. Davies, W. Lewis, Mrs. E. Hill, Mrs. S. Hughes (Lane End), J. L. Humphreys, Mrs. W. Tatum, Mr. and Mrs. A. Connah, D. Stanley, Miss B. Millington, Mrs. W. Wilcock, Mrs. E. Hughes, Miss D. Messham, T. Davies (Common), Mr. T. Owen, Jack Hughes, Walter Hughes, Wilfred Hughes, Mrs. J. Bell, W. Hewitt, J. Hughes, D. Parry, Mrs. H. Shone (Leeswood View), Mrs. B. Ellis, Mrs. P. Hughes, Jos. Edwards (Ffriths Cottages), Miss R. Lewis (Well Yard), and Mrs. J. Evans.


The bearers were Messrs. C. Morris, W. Bartley, G. Bartley and J. Bevington.


Two grand-children were present - H. and P. Bartley.



Author: Anon


Year = 2000

Building = Religious

Extra = Architecture

Extra = 2000s

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