Newsletter for Remembrance Sunday

Hi All

I hope everyone is keeping well as we reach the end of another busy week. Apologies for the lateness of this email but I’ve had a great afternoon with our Song School (meeting every Friday at 4pm in Ruthin) and the RSCM Choir (meeting in Llanbedr every Friday at 6pm). It’s been great over the last couple of weeks seeing new kids joining the song school and starting this week the RSCM choir as well. It’s going to be a while before they start enriching our worship but their starting to sound good! If you know any young people then do send along!

This Sunday is of course not just the 3rd Sunday of Kingdom Season but also Remembrance Sunday so some service times are different to allow for the 11am Act of Remembrance at the various memorials and cenotaphs that we have in the mission area. Just to remind you this weeks services are –
9am Llanrhydd
10am St Peter’s Ruthin – 11am at the Cenotaph
10am Llangynhafal – 11am at the Cenotaph
10am Clocaenog – 11am at the Cenotaph
10am Llanbedr DC – 11am at the Peace Tree
10.30am Llanychan
10.50am Llanelidan Church
11am Llanfair DC
4pm Llanarmon Yn Ial
4pm Llanynys
4pm Llanfwrog

You’ll also see in the news sheet that we have a lot of things coming up!
Attached is a card, which will be arriving from the printers soon, with all our various advent events, carol services and so on leading up to Christmas Day so you can begin to fill in your diaries!
Added to this we have arranged a quiet day for Saturday the 4th of December led by the Men Bernard Thomas, the retired Archdeacon of St Asaph. This will be a time of reflection in what can be a busy time of year to remember the importance of Advent. We have arranged to have the use of the recently re-ordered parish church in St Asaph for the day, lunch will be provided (The Society of Catholic Priests of which I am a member has started using here for our meetings and I can vouch for the excellence of the lunches!). We are suggesting a donation of £15 towards the cost of the day, but wouldn’t want anyone to be excluded by lack of finances. Due to covid we are restricting the numbers for this to 20, so please let either me or Rev Stuart know if you would like to come by the 28th of November at the latest.

Booking is also open for next years pilgrimage to Walsingham, and thank you to those of you who have already been in touch. If you’d like more information about the pilgrimage do ask… On Tuesday our usual discussion group in the Griffin will be thinking about the Virgin Mary and her importance in the Church of today. Mary is of course central to the Shrine in Walsingham so I’m hoping it will give me an opportunity to talk about the place and the experience of pilgrimage there so do come along to join the discussion (the Eucharist is at 6pm in Llanbedr and we’re over in the pub by about 6.30 for an hour or so).

Next Sunday of course we will be holding a single service for the whole Mission Area, this will be at 10.30am in St Peter’s Ruthin. The Bishop will be presiding and it is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and truly be the one body of Christ in this place. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Tad Huw
Mission Area Leader of Dyffryn Clwyd