Newsletter for 28th August

Dear Friends, please find attached this week’s newsletter. There are a number of events coming up in the next few weeks – please see below for more information. 
During the last few days of school holidays there are some activities for our younger people and families happening this week. Starting on Friday with party in the park!
Many of our young people will have been getting examination results in the last two weeks and we want to congratulate them all and wish them the very best as they begin the process of making important decisions about the next steps in their lives.
Please pray for them and for our church schools as children begin to return next week. 
Dyffryn Clwyd Singers, If you would like to find out more about community singing with this new choir, or you are thinking about joining them, come along for a taster to Llanbedr church Tuesday evenings for 7.00pm. Rehearsal begins after the 6.00 pm Holy Eucharist  to which all are welcome.
Friday 26th Drop in Friday in Ruthinparty in the park Join us at Cae Ddol in Ruthin for our summer party and picnic in the park LL15 2AA. No need to book, just come along and join in!
This Saturday –
27th August there is a pilgrimage day planned for those who enjoy walking with others, and appreciate the history culture and tradition of our beautiful Celtic churches here in Dyffryn Clwyd.  Led by Tad Huw, please join them for a 10.00am start from St Saeran’s church Llanynys, finishing at St Cynhafal’s Llangynhafal at 4.00 pm. Please see the website for details of the route. 
Sat 27th August, Wild church Clocaenog are camping over-night in Clocaenog church field. Please contact the churchwarden Heledd for more information on
Sat 27th August starting at 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Cyffylliog and Bontuchal Show – with free parking, to be held on Caeau ‘Fedw Las’ Fields.  Horses, tractors, sheep penning, fancy dress, punch and Judy and more.
September – here is advanced notice for events coming up in September.
Fri 2nd Bats in the Belfry at Efenechtyd church from 6.30pm talk in the church followed by tea and chat in the vestry then out to watch the batsCome along to Efenechtyd church and find out about the bats who live there. Infra-red binoculars available to see them at dusk from 7.45 pm onwards. See web site for Llanelidan for more information. Bats in the Belfry In Llanelidan on website
Sat 3rd St Garmon’s Church invites you to join them on a family walk, they are planning to walk from St Garmon’s Church Llanarmon-yn-Ial to St Tecla’s church, Llandegla and back along footpaths using a different route for the outward and return journey. Be aware that there are stiles along the way and there may be cattle. Sturdy shoes/boots and waterproofs are recommended. There are a number of options for this walk including:-
  1. 10.30 am Meet at St Garmon’s and walk the entire distance approx. 11km ( 7miles)
  2. 12.15 pm Meet at St Tecla’s for the picnic only, hot drinks and toilets available. Food in local shop.
  3. Walk from St Tecla’s after the picnic, to the well and back.
  4. Meet at St Tecla’s for the picnic  and walk to the well and back to St Garmon’s.
For further information contact Sue Hanahoe (Churchwarden) 01824 780751
or 07505 214843
8th – 11th St Peter’s Church Ruthin it’s the Ruthin Quilt Festival daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm.
9th – Welsh Elvis is coming to Llanarmon yn Ial, by popular demand; – it promises to be a wonderful evening. Tickets £8.00  available via the events link on the front of the newsletter or the village shop. Recent concerts have been very popular. 
10th September – Eco-Fest at Llanbedr  – 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.
All our events can be found on the mission area website;  to  purchase tickets. Many of our events are free unless otherwise advertised. Some are fund raisers that support the churches in Dyffryn Clwyd and donations are always welcome. 
10th Efenechtyd church – Dedication of Olivia’s window.
10th-11th St Meugan’s, St Mwrog’s and St Peter’s Open Doors event. With historical registers available to view and visits to St Peter’s refurbished bell ringing room. 
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.
More details about these events will be including in forthcoming newsletters, nearer the date. 
Caroline Bennett

Administrator Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area