Rector’s Letter October 2017

This is, of course, my last magazine letter, prior to my retirement at the end of October. I want to begin by saying that it has been a great privilege to be Rector of the Parish of Llandudno for the last 13 years, and to have worked alongside such wonderful people. I will […]

Rector’s letter September 2017

On Sunday 3rd we will welcome Bishop Andy who will celebrate and preach at our 10.30 am Sung Eucharist. We are used to the Bishop coming to us for Confirmations and other special events but on this occasion Bishop Andy will just be coming to visit us as our Bishop and Father-in-God. I […]

Rector’s Letter August 2017

My recent pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham has set me up well to write about Mary, the Mother of the Lord as we prepared to celebrate her feast day this month.

In the sonnet The Annunciation by Malcolm Guite, we find these words:

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Rector’s Letter July 2017

Receive the Holy Ghost for the Office and Work of a Priest in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands. Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained.

And be thou a faithful […]

Rector’s Letter June 2017

What a month June is going to be!

On the first Sunday of June (4th), our observance of Eastertide will end with the great feast of Pentecost (Whitsunday). At Pentecost we celebrate the beginning of the Church – the moment when a small band of men and women, apostles and disciples […]

Rector’s Letter May 2017

“My beloved speaks and says to me: ‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.’” […]

Rector’s Letter April 2017

Each of the four Gospels gives us its own unique portrait of Jesus and his ministry. There’s much common ground between them of course, but Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have each chosen from the traditions about Jesus which were extant in oral or written form to give their own particular slant on […]

Rector’s Letter March 2017

Lent begins rather neatly on 1st March this year, the first time I can remember this happening. It means that, even in Wales, the Church will be celebrating Dewi Sant a day earlier than usual on 28th February. Ash Wednesday, as an observance of the universal Church takes precedence even over the celebration […]

Rector’s Letter February 2017

Some people find February a particularly depressing month. The joys of Christmas are but a distant memory and, although there may be tantalizing signs of the coming of Spring, we may feel as if winter will never end. February ‘fill-dyke’ can be a rather miserable in-between time – a time of waiting.

Rector’s Letter January 2017

The beginning of a new year is a time to look forward to new challenges and opportunities. 2017 presents our parish with a specific challenge and opportunity. Last September the Bishops of the Church in Wales issued a pastoral letter to all the members of the Church in Wales declaring that from Advent […]