Welcome to this week’s newsletter, a copy of which is attached along with an array of posters. As we enter Holy Week, there are many services planned throughout Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area, to which you are all invited and most welcome to attend. The details of which you can find attached, listed below in brief detail and also contained within the newsletter.
Holy Week 2nd to 9th April 2023
Palm Sunday 2nd April Procession 9.30am start from Llanfair, Llanbedr, Llanfwrog or Llanrhydd for short service and palms blessing. Procession to ‘The Square’ in town for 10.30am Liturgy of the Passion. 11am Holy Eucharist service in St Peter’s Church.
Palm Sunday Evensong 6pm at St Peter’s, Ruthin
Monday 3rd April: A family meal that tells the story of the Passover 6pm Llangynhafal Church
Tuesday 4th April:
10am Holy Eucharist St Peter’s Ruthin
6pm Stations of the Cross Llanbedr DC
Wednesday 5th April:
9.30am Holy Eucharist St Peter’s Ruthin
10am – Family Fun in Llanfair DC Church
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
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 at 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:
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!
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!
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)!
Dementia Friendly Café Cof at Llangynhafal Church
Weekly from Monday 6th March 10.30am –12pm.
A big call out for volunteers! Anyone wishing to attend will receive a very warm welcome, and volunteers are always hugely appreciated so if you have a couple of hours to spare, please contact Mair Ansell on 01824 790 726 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev Natasha on email email@example.com.
Llanfair DC Parents & Toddler Group
Every Wednesday 10:15am – 11:30am at Llanfair DC Church.
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.
Ruthin Festival of Choirs, March 2023
It’s a musical March with four fantastic concerts planned! Please see poster attached for dates and 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 the coming months. 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.