Friends’ working party, 8 July 2018

The Friends of St. Tudno’s held a working party to tidy the churchyard, weeding the steps, cutting back invasive plants, etc.

Churchyard working party

 

Organ recital, 10 July

The Church was full to capacity (someone counted 174) for our Grand Re-opening Lunch-time Organ Concert on Tuesday, 10 July when international concert organist, Paul Carr, gave the organ a thorough work-out with a programme ranging from virtuoso French organ showpieces, grand Bach, a British Trumpet Voluntary, music for a Clock Organ by Haydn, a Jazz inspired Chorale from Germany and the serene “The peace may be exchanged” by American composer Dan Locklair. I am pleased to report that the organ coped admirably with the wonderful variety of this music and Paul said how thrilled he was to be playing the organ again, now that everything is working (last time he came, his practice had to be interrupted whilst the organ builder patched up a serious problem). Paul responded to the rapturous applause at the end with a very quirky encore, the “Serenade” by Derek Bourgeois which brought a smile to everyone’s face. A very happy and successful occasion including a record breaking collection for one of our recitals of £555.

We now look forward to our annual Summer Lunch-time Organ Concerts on the four Tuesdays in August at 1.00 p.m. which this year take on an international flavour as we have Concert Organist Alessandro Bianchi from Italy playing for the third recital on 21 August.

Paul Carr

 

Paul Carr's concert

Presentation to Jennifer Roberts, 15 July 2018

A parish barbecue was held over Sunday lunchtime on 15th July. A presentation was made to Jennifer Roberts for her contributions to Sunday School over the past three years. We shall miss the puppets!

Presentation to Jennifer Roberts

Presentation to Jennifer Roberts

 

Bulletin for 22 July, Trinity 8

Bulletin for 22 July

Bulletin for 15 July, Trinity 7

Bulletin for 15 July

Bulletin for 8 July, Trinity 6

Bulletin for 8 July

Lunchtime Organ Concerts

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Calendar for July 2018

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Friends of St. Tudno’s Pilgrimage, Friday 13 July 2018

The Friends welcome you to join us for our Pilgrimage on Friday 13 July. We will leave Holy Trinity at 9.00 am, travelling first to St. Dyfnog’s Church at Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, near Denbigh, where we will be given a tour of the church and an explanation of the beautiful Jesse Window, which dates from 1533. There will be an opportunity to visit St. Dyfnog’s Well but this is optional as the path is very rough.  While in the village, there will be a demonstration at the Anvil Pottery and tea / coffee will be available at the King’s Head pub. From Llanrhaeadr we will climb (in the cars!) up to 1400’ (427 m) above sea level to the Ponderosa Cafe at the head of the Horseshoe Pass. Popular with motorcyclists, the “recce” party found this to provide a variety of good value snacks and meals, with fast service. We will then descend through the dramatic Horseshoe Pass to the atmospheric ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey, just outside Llangollen. After exploring the Abbey we will continue to our final destination, nearby Llantysilio Church. There will be time here to look around the church and take a walk to the lovely Horseshoe Falls. During the day, Pilgrim Prayers will be said along the way and we will finish with a short service in Llantysilio church, after which the people of the parish will very kindly serve tea and scones.

Costs for the day will be as follow. Tea / coffee at Llanrhaeadr: £2.00. Lunch at the Ponderosa Cafe: various prices starting at about £6.00 for sandwiches and a cake. Entry to Valle Crucis Abbey: Adult £4.00; Senior £3.20; Cadw card holders free. In addition, we will be asking for a small donation to both churches which we will visit. If you would like come on the Pilgrimage, please contact St. Tudno’s.

At Llantysilio Church

Members of the “recce” party with the Churchwardens of Llantysilio Church.

Great Get Together preparation, Sunday 24 June 2018

The Friends of St. Tudno’s prepared an area of the churchyard and set out food for the picnic which had been brought by people attending the Great Get Together open air service.

Great Get Together preparation

 

Great Get Together preparation