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The Friends of St. Tudno’s annual guided walk on the Great Orme took place on Wednesday 25 June. The walk was led by a local botany expert and the Friends enjoyed exploring the Orme and learning about the plant life.
On Wednesday 18 May presentations of cheques were made from the Parish of Llandudno to representatives of three local charities by Churchwardens and the Treasurer. Each charity received an equal share in the income from Holy Trinity car park during Holy Week, which amounted to £512 each.
The first cheque was presented to Lyn Brown, Secretary of Llandudno Lifeboat Guild. Lyn said that the donation would be put towards the cost of the new lifeboat station which is being built and which would house the new inshore boat and the new Shannon Class lifeboat which is expected next year. The new location of the lifeboat would speed the launch of the boats working in the waters around Llandudno.
The next presentation was to Sylvia Chadwick, Scheme Manager of Home-Start Conwy. This is a national charity with schemes in local communities to support families with young children. The scheme assists families who are finding it hard to cope for many reasons and offers practical and emotional support. Sylvia said that as a small, voluntary organisation funds were precious and the donation would help in the direct care of families, e.g. helping with necessary transport costs which they could not afford or enabling some to have an outing or a party which they would not otherwise manage.
Colin Evans, Fundraiser for Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, received the third cheque. Colin explained that the charity provides local services, including hearing aid clinics, for the 1 in 6 people who are suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus. The charity also offers a service helping deaf and hard of hearing people back into work and the donation would help this project, which is funded by donations.
The spring working party was held at St. Tudno’s on Saturday 14 May in beautiful weather. The Friends of St. Tudno’s Church were joined by some kind visitors who helped to put out the benches for the open air services. The group relaxed with a cup of tea and piece of cake before raking away the cut grass. The first open air service will be on Sunday 29 May and more details of services can be found here.
Ysgol San Sior is the Church Aided primary school in the parish and it has an “eggsellent” report for May! The school has its own egg production business and invites members of the parish to buy their eggs there.
Head teacher Ian Keith Jones said: “Our little business venture is no yoke and since we began producing the eggs almost three years ago things have gone from strength to strength. We now have a flock of 156 chickens at the school who between them laid around 17,000 eggs last year, compared to just over 15,000 in 2014. We’re able to sell most of them to our parents but during the school holidays, of course, the hens still keep laying so we sell to Bodnant Welsh Food Centre and Edwards of Conwy. Egg production in April reached an incredible 600 a week.”
Look out for the full report in the June edition of the Parish Magazine.
On 6 May six visiting ringers from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire joined us for our weekly practice. One of them, Fred, said he had rung a quarter peal in our tower some fifty years ago.
Our records showed the date to have been Saturday 28 July 1962 and it was then realised that the visit was recorded on a peal board hanging on our chamber wall. What a surprise for Fred and us all!
We hope it will not be another 50 years, Fred, before you visit us again.
Fred points out his name.
The record of Fred’s quarter peal.
Holy Trinity was surrounded by the Llandudno Extravaganza on Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May.
On Sunday 24 April there was a service of Stations of the Resurrection at St. Tudno’s at 11.00 am. This included a prayer walk around the churchyard and the service was followed by hot drinks and cakes.
On Saturday 16 April some the Friends of St. Tudno’s Committee had a “recce” to plan this summer’s outing. This will include Mary Jones World at Bala, St. Melangell’s Church at Pennant Melangell and the neighbouring Prayer Garden. Note added on 29 April: the date of the outing will be Thursday 30 June and more details will be published nearer the time.
The Friends’ Committee enjoying tea and cake with the hosts of the Prayer Garden.