1939: New Vicar of Beddgelert

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The Rev. G. B. Walmsley, curate of Llandudno, and formerly curate of Menai Bridge, has been appointed vicar of Beddgelert, in succession to the late Rev. John Jenkins.

The Rev. G. B. Walmsley, who is a native of Four Crosses, near Pwllheli, is a graduate of Leeds University.

Published by Liverpool Evening Express, 5 September 1939


1939: Death of the Rev. John Jenkins

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Vicar of Beddgelert – Death of the Rev. John Jenkins

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The Rev. John Jenkins, Vicar of Beddgelert for forty-one years, died yesterday at Portmadoc Hospital, following an operation last Saturday for appendicitis.

Aged 68, he was a native of Cardiganshire, and graduated from St. David’s College, Lampeter. He was curate first at Llandwrog, near Caernarvon, for two years, and afterwards at Ynyscynhaiarn, near Portmadoc, for two years before coming Vicar of Beddgelert. Kind and charitable, he was very popular with Churchmen and Nonconformists, and parishioners generally subscribed towards a new church bell hung in celebration of the fortieth year of his incumbency. His love of Beddgelert was such that he had refused several offers of other livings.

He leaves a widow. The funeral takes place at Beddgelert to-morrow.

Source: Liverpool Daily Post, published 4 August 1939


1903: Marriage of the Vicar

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The Rev J. Jenkins, the vicar, is engaged to be married to Miss McDougall, the second daughter of Sir John McDougall, chairman of the London County Council, and owner of the Chalet at Nant Gwynant. Sir John McDougall is a great Wesleyan worker, and took part in the great Wesleyan meeting held at the London Aquarium last week, when Mr R. W. Perks announced that it was intended to make the Aquarium the home of Wesleyanism in Great Britain.


Source: The North Wales Express, published 13 February 1903