Newsletter for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Hi All

Please find attached the newsletter and reading sheets for this coming Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Lent.
It’s interesting to note that the Sundays in Lent are counted ‘of’ not ‘in’. This is because if you count the days between Ash Wednesday & Easter there are actually 46 of them, Sunday’s are counted as days of celebration given to God so are not counted in the 40 days of Lent!

I’ve also attached, as promise a short letter explaining a little of our financial situation, the costs of maintaining not just our church buildings but the work and mission of the Church in Dyffryn Clwyd. I hope it is helpful to you, if anyone has any questions or queries that arise from reading it please don’t hesitate to give me a ring or grab me when you see me… asking questions is a GOOD thing and something I’d really like to encourage!

As usual, alongside our daily worship pattern across Dyffryn Clwyd we’ve got a lot of extras coming up…
Tomorrow (Friday), do join us in St Peter’s Ruthin for some good music and to raise a glass to the Birthday Boy, Rev’d Stuart, 65 and still standing! If you haven’t got your ticket then you can get them through our website –
Also tomorrow – Teen Screen returns to No 10. Mwrog street, if you know anybody of secondary school age who’d like to come along and join us, relaxing together over a film then do send them along for 7pm. For more information contact Tracey White

On Sunday – Our Travelling Traditional Evensong visits Llanbedr Church at 6pm. Evensong is considered one of the most beautiful gifts the Anglican Church has given the world, so if you’ve been missing this traditional offering of worship then do come along and join us and enjoy a coffee and chat afterwards.

Next Tuesday in Llanbedr Church, 2pm-3pm there’s a chance to drop in for a coffee and listen to our Director of Music performing. This is a special event with a retiring collection to go to the Ukraine Appeal.

On Wednesday the 23rd of March at 8pm in Llangynhafal Church we will be starting what we hope will become a monthly Taize service. This is a very gentle, relaxing, meditative service. It will last for around 30 minutes and will be particularly of value to anyone feeling stressed or anxious, it’s a wonderful way to set aside half an hour, to still our rushing lives and re-align ourselves with God.

On Saturday 26th of March at 5pm in Llanynys Church there is a chance to come and follow the Stations of the Cross as seen through the eyes of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. We are very privileged to have the Voci Choir joining us for this and their singing will aid us as we journey to Calvary and beyond.

I’ve also been contacted by Victoria Hardy on behalf of Marie Curie. Throughout this month they are organising collections outside Morrisons, they are looking for volunteers who might be able to give an hour or two of their time to help with these collections. For more information please contact Victoria on – / 07720949007

As usual I’m quite sure there will be plenty more things that I’ve missed out… with so much going on none of us can be at everything, but it’s so wonderful to have a Mission Area where there is such a variety of things to suit everyone and at different days and times to suit our varying and busy diaries. 

Wishing you every blessing as we continue our journey through Lent, I pray you are able to set aside some extra time to be with God and immerse yourself in the story we are following, journeying to Calvary.

Tad Huw
Mission Area Leader of Dyffryn Clwyd