“The church doesn’t just exist for its own sake, but to act as salt and light in the society in which we find ourselves. So alongside the task of nurturing believers, you’ll find church involved with all sorts of social action – from supporting refugees and asylum-seekers, running food banks and community cafes, and hosting credit unions, to running wide-ranging projects supporting children and families, or engaging with the Welsh Assembly, UK Parliament and other decision-makers to help bring about a more just society – nationally and internationally.”
Revd Carol Wardman
Conwy Food Bank
The organisation was set up as Conwy Food Share in January 2011, taking over from Cymru Community Food Share which was one of the first providers of food parcels to the needy in North Wales.
“Conwy Food Bank is a non-funded voluntary organisation which endeavours to feed people living in the County of Conwy who are in crisis and are unable to afford food. We are independent and not part of a national network of foodbanks and our storeroom is given to us rent free so our overheads are therefore very low.
“There can be many reasons for people finding themselves in financial difficulty such as sanction of benefits, relationship breakdowns, debt, accommodation issues, illness and family problems.”
Cytun Sandwich Scheme for Homeless and Vulnerable People
Cytun (Churches working together) provide food seven days a week at lunch-time on a rota basis.
Sandwiches, fruit, drink and scones are available in the porch of Holy Trinity Church every Wednesday from 12.30 pm.
The following churches provide food on the other days:
- Monday – St.John’s Church, Mostyn Street.
- Tuesday – Gloddaeth United Church, Chapel Street. (Hot meal).
- Thursday – St. John’s Church, Mostyn Street.
- Friday – Gloddaeth United Church, Chapel Street. (Hot meal).
- Saturday and Sunday – Our Lady Star of the Sea, Lloyd Street.
Sharing Our Car Park Income
In 2014, the PCC resolved to donate the income from our car park of two of the busiest weeks of the year – Holy Week and the week before Christmas – to local charities.
Recipients for Christmas 2015
Recipients for Easter 2015