This week’s newsletter – Sunday 12th March 2023

Dear friends


Welcome to this week’s newsletter, a copy of which is attached along with an array of posters advertising the various events happening throughout Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area.


Bad weather

We hope you are managing to keep safe and warm. St Peter’s Church in Ruthin is a warm hub with hot drinks available. Also, Llanbedr and Llanfair Churches are open and have hot drinks available if you are out and about, and need warming up! All services planned for Sunday will take place as normal as the snow should have gone by then. Take care all.


Efenechtyd Coffee Morning / Bring and Buy Sale for Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal

We are pleased to announce that Efenechtyd raised a fantastic £702.75 for the DEC Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal. A great result and Efenechtyd’s grateful thanks go to everyone who came along, supported and donated.


Easter Flowers donations appeal – St Peter’s Ruthin

Donations are very welcome towards the cost of Easter flowers.


Funeral notice

Mrs Annie Rogers (former Church Warden of St. Mary’s Church, Cyffylliog)

Died 4/2/23 Funeral at St. Mary’s Church, Cyffylliog at 12.20pm on 9/3/23 followed by committal at St Asaph Crematorium.


Faith, Hope, Love Lent Group

Started Thursday 23 February, 2.30pm at St Peter’s Ruthin for 5 weeks

Join us for the remainder of the 5 weekly sessions and reflect on your own story and experiences of Faith, Hope and Love.


Bible study at Llanfair DC

Fortnightly during Lent started Friday 24 February

Bible study at Llanfair DC started on Friday 24 February and will run fortnightly during LENT. We are reading the Gospel of John. Please contact Rev Richard Carter for further information on email


Holy Week at Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area


Holy Week 2nd to 9th April 2023: There is so much planned and not enough space to list it all here, so please see the attached posters for full details and also please refer to the separate emails which will be sent out over the next few weeks. However, in brief:


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


Good Friday

9.30am Wild Church at Clocaenog

Liturgy Services at the foot of the cross

10am Llanychan

12pm Llangynhafal

2pm Llanbedr DC

2pm St Peter’s Ruthin

2pm Llanarmon (Family Good Friday Stories)

4pm Cyffylliog


Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – Saturday 8th April 2023 at 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:


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 / or Rev Natasha on email


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 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.