The Friends began preparation on Saturday 17 December, fitting some of the outdoor benches in the church to provide extra seating, decorating the Christmas trees and the church and setting out the candles. The friends returned the next morning, before the services, to put out lights by the paths. Friends were also involved in the three services and cleared away afterwards. There are some photographs of the services on this page.
The decorated chancel.
The Nativity scene.
Lights on the path to St. Tudno’s.
The Friends of St. Tudno’s autumn working party was held on Saturday 15 October. The day started with heavy rain but this didn’t stop the church being cleaned or the benches put away. As the sun came out it was possible to start other jobs in the churchyard such as clearing rubbish, raking and removing cut grass – and enjoying a hot drink and a cake!
The Friends of St. Tudno’s AGM was held on Saturday 8 October. The afternoon began with the Friends’ Eucharist at St. Tudno’s, at which the guest preacher was Dean Kathy of Bangor. The short business meeting took place in Holy Trinity church hall and this was followed by Afternoon Tea and the annual slide show. Friends are reminded that membership renewal is now due.
The Friends of St. Tudno’s annual open day at St. Tudno’s was held on Saturday 6 August. The theme was “Exploring the Churchyard” and visitors were invited to test a new, self-guided churchyard tour with children’s activities which is being developed by the Churchyards Committee. The Friends served refreshments in the church and there were displays on the churchyard, including some work from Ysgol San Sior year 5 pupils, who visited the churchyard last autumn.
The Friends also had a working party, tidying the churchyard and cutting back vigorous plants.
On 30 June the Friends had an outing to Mary Jones World, Bala, and Pennant Melangell. At Mary Jones World we learnt about Mary’s 26 mile walk to by a Bible and how that inspired the formation of the Bible Society. After lunch we visited Shepherd’s Stream Retreat and St. Melangell’s Church, where there was a short service around St. Melangell’s Shrine, as shown in the photograph.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to one of the youngest Friends of St. Tudno’s on her Baptism at the church on Sunday 3 April. It was also a pleasure to welcome her family and friends, who filled the church for this joyful occasion.
An archive of events from 2007 to 2015 can be found here. Pages have been transferred from the old website.