Dear Friends, I hope you are enjoying the various activities taking place across the mission area this week and throughout September and I do hope you are able to come along and join in.
But first, a date for your diary, 2nd October 10.30am St Peter’s Ruthin.
We are holding for the first time since before Covid, a mission area service for all our church congregations. We are coming together as a worshipping community to give thanks for the witness and service of the people of the town churches.
You may be aware that from the 2nd October 2022 the congregations of
St Meugan’s Llanrhydd and St Mwrog’s Llanfwrog will be worshiping in St Peter’s church in Ruthin as one congregation.
We ask that as members of the Body of Christ here in Dyffryn Clwyd, we all join together to mark this new era in the life of the mission area and pray for continued renewal and growth in all our churches. As we journey together and seek to bring the Gospel of Christ to all, please support our fellow pilgrims as they face the challenges of the future, secure in the knowledge of our prays, support and love.
September – here are some reminders of events coming up this weekend
and notice of events coming soon September.
Song School resumes – 3.30pm Tuesday’s after school in Llanbedr church. Dyffryn Clwyd Singers Tuesday evenings 7.00pm. Rehearsal begins after the 6.00 pm Holy Eucharist to which all are welcome.
This week we are joining in the Open Doors event which is part of the national heritage weekend. Many of our churches will be open with registers to view and places to visit we don’t normally get to see.
Also on Saturday we are hosting an event with the diocese in Llanbedr churchyard promoting the importance of churches becoming eco-friendly places in our communities. You can find out more in the events diary below.
But first a big thank you to everyone who attended or helped with the Bats in the Belfry event. We had a wonderful response from the local community and surrounding area at Llanelidan church last Friday with over 50 people attending the talk in the church before going outside with infra-red binoculars to watch the bats. The church in Llanelidan has become a pilgrim church and no longer holds regular services, but it was good to see the church building being used by the local community for such a successful all age event.
Friday 9th Sept 7.00 pm – Teen Screen at 10 Mwrog St; you need to be at secondary school to attend this event. Watch a film, eat some popcorn. It’s a chance to socialise chat and make new friends.
Friday 9th – Welsh Elvis is coming to Llanarmon yn Ial by popular demand; – it promises to be a wonderful evening. Tickets available via the events link :-
Hwyl y Haf – Summer Fun – Dyffryn Clwyd
10th September – Eco-Fest at Llanbedr churchyard – Please come and support the church and the dioceses in this exciting event – we hope to demonstrate to the wider community our commitment to climate change and care of God’s planet, a key part of who we are as a mission area, here in the beautiful Dyffryn Clwyd.
There will be events throughout the day, with stalls and tents from organisations with information about what you can do to help tackle Climate Change. With music from Holywell Band and creative African drums, 2 short mindfulness walks, run in the morning and afternoon up to Old St Peter’s church and plenty to keep the younger ones entertained, as we come together to celebrate nature and creation. Please see the leaflet attached.
All our events can be found on the mission area website atHwyl y Haf – Summer Fun – Dyffryn Clwyd; or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dyffryn-clwyd-mission-area-31131982011; many of our events are free to enter, donations always welcome to support the churches.
8th – 11th St Peter’s Church Ruthin it’s the Ruthin Quilt Festival exhibition daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Raffle ticket winners will take home a beautiful quilt.
10th Efenechtyd church – Dedication of Olivia’s window, please contact
10th-11th from 10.00am to 4.00pm Open Doors events, with historical registers available to view.
St Peter’s Ruthin, visit the refurbished bell ringing room and quilt exhibition.
St Mary and St Cynfach Llanfair; St Hychan Llanychan, St Saeran Llanynys;
Llanrhydd; St Mwrog and St Mary
17th September 10.30am to 12.30pm An invitation to a Coffee morning at
The Barn Llanbedr Hall Drive – LL15 1UR
You are invited to join Brian and Hazel at their Coffee Morning in Aid of Llanbedr Church. Raffle, Tombola, Teas & Coffee Cakes served, outside weather permitting where you can enjoy beautiful views over the Vale of Clwyd. All proceeds & Donation to St Peter’s church Llanbedr DC.
17th – Llanfair DC Teddy Bears picnic and Autumn fair
24th St Michael’s and All Angels Efenechtyd will be celebrating their patronal festival – Gŵyl y mab o’r Sant on Saturday 24th September. A short service (2pm) will be followed by the throwing of the challenge stone, with three experienced stone throwers coming to ‘compete’, followed by much needed tea and cake!
Money raised will go to the Wallich a charity which supports the homeless in Wrexham. We’re hoping to welcome people from across the mission area to this special event, all ages welcome. Please watch out for the poster in the coming weeks.
24th-25th September Open Door at St Hychan Llanychan. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
More details about these events will be including in forthcoming newsletters, nearer the date. Or visit Hwyl y Haf – Summer Fun – Dyffryn Clwyd;
Administrator – Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area