This week’s newsletter, for Easter Sunday 9th April

Dear friends


Welcome to this week’s newsletter, a copy of which is attached along with an array of posters. As we near the end of Holy Week, there are still many services planned throughout Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area. The details of which you can find attached, listed below in brief detail and also contained within the newsletter.


Licensing of Rev Luke Bristow

Sunday 16th April, 3.30pm at St Peter’s Ruthin

Please join us for the licensing of Rev. Luke as Pioneer Priest. There will be a bring and share lunch afterwards, so please feel free to bring food or drink. Everyone is very welcome and encouraged to attend. Please hold Rev Luke and his family in your prayers as they continue to make their preparations to join Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area.


MA Office will be closed for a few days over the Easter break

Please note, the MA Office will be closed until Wednesday 12th April 2023. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you an early happy and blessed Easter.


No Café Cof on Bank Holiday Monday (10th April)

There won’t be Café Cof on Monday 10th April as it’s the bank holiday. Café Cof will resume from Monday 17th April. If you know of anyone who regularly attends, and you know they won’t have access to email, please could you kindly let them know. Thank you.


Holy Week 2nd to Easter Sunday 9th April 2023


Maundy Thursday 6th April

6pm Llanynys

6.30pm Clocaenog

8pm Llanbedr DC

8pm St Peter’s Ruthin

9pm – 12pm At the Outdoor Altar in Llanbedr DC


Good Friday

9.30am Wild Church at Clocaenog

2pm Llanarmon (Family Good Friday Stories, Easter garden building and crafts)


Good Friday Liturgy Services at the foot of the cross

10am Llanychan

12pm Llangynhafal

2pm Llanbedr DC

2pm St Peter’s Ruthin

4pm Cyffylliog


Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – Saturday 8th April 2023

8pm St Meugan’s Church, Llanrhydd


Easter Sunday Services

6am Llangynhafal dawn sunrise service

9am Llanarmon

9am Efenechtyd

9.30am Wild Eucharist Clocaenog

10.30am Llanbedr DC

10.30am St Peter’s, Ruthin

11am Llanfair

11am Cyffylliog

4pm Llanynys

6pm Llanychan


Other events happening throughout the Mission Area:


Cyffylliog comedy night

Saturday 22nd April 2023, starting 7pm.

All proceeds to St Mary’s Church Cyffylliog. See poster attached for full details.


Spring Fair and Plant Sale

St Peter’s Church, Llanbedr DC. Saturday 29th April, 2pm-4pm

Plenty of plants to purchase, including perennials, annuals and seasonal varieties to stock up your borders, tubs and troughs. Refreshments including tea, coffee and cakes. Children’s games, raffle and tombola.


Stars to Shine at Concert

Friday 19th May, 7pm at St Garmon’s Church, Llanarmon

Mezzo Soprano, Sioned Terry will be joined by farmer Dyfan Parry Jones (best soloist in the Welsh Young Farmers Eisteddfod 2022), world-renowned organist Ilid Anne Jones, and popular local Community Choir, Cor Dewi Sant conducted by Rhiannon Owens-Hall, for a night of outstanding music in a wonderful setting. All proceeds from this event will go to St Garmon’s Church.

Tickets £10 and please see poster for details on how to purchase.



Llanfair Saturday 20th May from 2pm

Please join us for our annual Parachuting Teddies and Spring Fayre event.

Lots of fun for all the family!



Llanfair Flower Festival Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May

If you or your church would like to create and donate a flower arrangement, please contact Dian Moulsdale by email (


Regardless of whether you are a team of seasoned flower arranging pros, or you are a keen and budding floral enthusiast, we hope to fill the church with as many flower arrangements as possible and we need your help!



Sunday 9th July

Flower Festival including a Christening Gown Exhibition and Old Photos of Llanarmon yn Iâl. Refreshments provided. Please join us! And any flower arrangement donations from budding florists are very gratefully received. The more flowers, the merrier (and more colourful)!


Drop in Fridays at St Peter’s Ruthin

Pop in and see us between 9am and 1pm every Friday. Please see poster attached for details.


Mission Area Easter Vestry Meeting

An official notice will be published and distributed in due course. However, please note that the Mission Area Easter Vestry Meeting has been schedule for the 27th of April at 7pm in Llanfair Church.


Please don’t forget to get in touch with me soon to let me know what you are planning at your church over Easter. Special services, events, fundraising activities, or simply anything which others in the MA would like to attend (there’s lots, I’m sure!), then please let me know as I will gladly spread the word. My email is and new mobile number is 07543 504486.


And finally, please don’t forget that not everyone is contactable via email or has Internet access. We would all be ever so grateful if you could please share all the many events and activities with your churches through notices, noticeboards, or simply word of mouth. Thank you!


Kind regards

Imogen Dennis-Newton

Mission Area Administrator
Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area


Mobile: 07543 504486



Please note, my working hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm. I work mainly from home, but will endeavour to be in the MA Office on either a Tuesday or Wednesday morning. If you would like to see me or you need to come to the office, please send me a message so that we can organise a convenient day and time to meet. Thank you.