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
8pm Llanbedr DC
8pm St Peter’s Ruthin
9pm – 12pm At the Outdoor Altar in Llanbedr DC
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
2pm Llanbedr DC
2pm St Peter’s Ruthin
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – Saturday 8th April 2023
8pm St Meugan’s Church, Llanrhydd
Easter Sunday Services
6am Llangynhafal dawn sunrise service
9.30am Wild Eucharist Clocaenog
10.30am Llanbedr DC
10.30am St Peter’s, Ruthin
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.
PARACHUTING TEDDIES AND SPRING FAYRE
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!
CREATE AND DONATE A FLORAL DISPLAY
Llanfair Flower Festival Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May
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!
LLANARMON FLOWER FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.