Bulletin for 17 March, 2nd Sunday in Lent

Bulletin for 17 March

Bulletin for 10 March, 1st Sunday in Lent

Bulletin for 10 March

Next service at St. Tudno’s, Sunday 24 March 2019

Over winter, services at St. Tudno’s are held once a month.  The next service will be a Eucharist service at 11.00 am on Sunday 24 March and a free taxi will depart from Holy Trinity Church at 10.30 am. Please wrap up well as there is no heating at St. Tudno’s.

After the service there will be a St. Tudno’s Congregational Meeting at the Rectory at 12.30 pm, followed by a bring-and-share lunch.

A full list of services can be found here.

Calendar March 2019


Parish Fellowship open meeting, Tuesday 26 February 2019

KEEPING SAFE

Llandudno Parish Fellowship invites members of the local community to an Open Meeting on Tuesday 26th. February 2019 at 2.30pm in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Square, Llandudno.  Officers from North Wales Police and a Senior Officer from Conwy County Borough Council’s Trading Standards Office will be available to discuss ways of dealing with situations involving  SAFETY, ROGUE TRADERS, “SCAMS” etc. The presenters are keen to hear from anyone where such problems have affected them.

Calendar for February 2019

Candlemass, Sunday 3 February

The Eucharist service at Holy Trinity included Candlemass celebrations and we were delighted to be joined by members of St. Padarn’s Institute, the training organisation for ministry in the Church of Wales, who were taking part in a residential weekend in Llandudno.

 

Candlemass service

 

Candlemass service

Bishop’s anniversary service, Sunday 27 January 2019

We were delighted to welcome Bishop Andy of Bangor, the clergy and people of the diocese to Holy Trinity for a special service to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bishop’s enthronement. The preacher was Dean Cathy and a combined choir from Holy Trinity and Cantamus Chamber Choir sang Evensong. After the service glasses were raised to toast the Bishop.

Bishop at Holy Trinty

Evensong choir

Bishop and clergy

Bishop of Bangor

Bishop’s Anniversary Service, Sunday 27 January 2019

We look forward to welcoming Bishop Andy and people from across the Diocese to this special service to celebrate the Bishop’s 10th anniversary as Bishop of Bangor. The service will be Evensong at 5.00 pm in Holy Trinity Church.

January 2019

A New Year has arrived and many of us have been busy marking a new start and a fresh beginning. Some enjoy a party to start off the new year and look forward to exuberant celebrations with friends and family, others may prefer something rather quieter.

Some of us will have taken on new challenges with resolutions and better fitness and eating regimes. It seems easy to change at the start of a new year but as the weeks unfold, learning new ways can seem harder.

There can be all kinds of mixed emotions at such “liminal” times of change and transition. For some new year is a magical time: New Year’s Eve can feel like a gateway between the past and the future: A time to take stock of the year that’s ending, perhaps to remember previous years, and an opportunity to imagine or dream about things we hope the future may hold.

All of this may fill us with excitement or it might leave us feeling rather unsettled. Standing on a threshold can be scary place; whatever‘s behind us or things that may lie ahead can offer such a mixture of challenge and blessings. We don’t know how the new year will work out, or what will happen in our own lives and in the lives of those we care about.

There’s a lovely Jewish tradition that recognises all of this, in the fixing of words of scripture, as a sign of God’s presence on door posts. Those who pass through are encouraged to touch these as a way of acknowledging that God is our constant guardian, watching over all the comings and goings of life, caring about our joys and sorrows.

Christians may recall that Jesus spoke about doors and gateways as places of hope, invitation and opportunity. He even described himself as “the door” or “the gate” reminding us that there can be something holy about change and transition. He offered words of encouragement to any who feel anxious about the future: “Knock and the door shall be opened” he said. These words might spur us on to welcome whatever the New Year may bring us with hopeful and expectant hearts.

Mary Stallard