During Lent 2017 there were weekly services of Compline held jointly with Aberconwy Mission Area. The services were followed by discussions reflecting on the Eucharist. On Wednesday 26 April a Eucharist service was held for those who had attended the Lent group and the Eucharist was concelebrated by the priests present.
There will be two working parties to prepare St. Tudno’s for the summer season: Friday 12 May and Saturday 13 May, both from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Jobs to be tackled include raking and removing the cut grass to encourage wildlife, clearing litter, cleaning the church and setting out the benches. Refreshments will be available and there will be jobs suitable for all. Anyone who would like to take part will be very welcome.
The first open air service will be on Sunday 28 May at 11.00 am.
Members of the Friends of St. Tudno’s prepared the church for the Easter service, took part in the Easter Liturgy and cooked a breakfast of bacon baps afterwards.
The first service of the day in the parish was the Easter Liturgy at St. Tudno’s at 5.30 am. The service began in the dark with lighting of the new Paschal Candle from a new fire, after which the Exsultet was sung. The service included renewal of baptismal vows and the first Eucharist of Easter.
The service was followed by a breakfast of bacon baps and marmalade muffins provided by the Friends of St. Tudno’s Church.
There were Eucharist services at 8.00 and 10.30 am and Evening Prayer at 5.00 p. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers and the Easter Garden. The wooden cross which had formed a focus at services throughout Lent was transformed into a cross of flowers.
At 12.00 noon the Cytûn (Churches Together) Open Air Service was held in the church grounds and was led by Cytûn President Revd. Mike Harrison. The Liturgy of the Cross was held at 2.00 pm.
The Eucharist service in the evening included the Washing of Feet and ended with the stripping of altars. However the altar in the Memorial Chapel formed the Altar of Repose for the Watch. This finished with Compline at 9.50 pm, after which this altar was stripped too.
A representation of the Washing of Feet.
The Altar of Repose.
The annual service of Light and Shadows was held on Wednesday 12 April and was a joint service with Aberconwy Mission Area. The service began with lighting of candles. During the reading of the Passion Gospel the candles were gradually extinguished, finishing with the old Paschal Candle, and the service ended in darkness.