Christmas services at Holy Trinity and St. Tudno’s churches 2019

Winter Light festival, Saturday 14 December 2019

Holy Trinity was in the centre of Llandudno’s Winter Light festival. Lights were projected onto the outside of the church, a ukulele band played inside, fire dancers performed in the street and in the church grounds there were fairground rides for young children, a “bull” and a mermaid in a tank!

Winter Light festival

Ukulele band

Winter light festival

Winter light festival

Aquarius the Angel, Saturday 7 December 2019

From the Bangor Diocese website: news

On Saturday 7th of December at Llandudno Christmas parade, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno, launched their latest project to raise money for charity and awareness for the global climate crises.

Like Edith the rhinoceros at Betws y Coed train platform, Aquarius is designed to collect plastic bottle tops. Conwy county council, where Edith and Aquarius are situated say they do, but not all counties recycle bottle tops and they should be left on plastic bottles at the very least to ensure that they are recycled. By taking the loose bottle tops to Aquarius they will be donated to charity and melted down in order to raise money.

Assistant Curate for Llandudno Ministry Area, The Reverend Martin Pritchard says,

“Providing a structure like this for people to bring their bottle tops is a way of us raising awareness of the ecological strains we are under as a planet. The facts of future flooding are real and the priorities are so often pushed back by party politics that the youth it will affect the most are starting to take action. At Holy Trinity Church, we are showing them support, whilst reminding ourselves of our responsibilities as Christians to be faithful stewards of the land, like life itself, the World we are fortunate enough to inhabit is a precious gift, more precious than any gift anybody could ever unwrap at Christmas.”

Aquarius, means water carrier in Latin, so the name of the Angel considering it’s beside the seaside, adds more potency to the message, as plastics and the damage they cause at sea have hugely come to our attention as a society of late. The name was chosen by Phil Russell (in the middle of the picture) of Pilot House Café, Penmon point, who engineered the Angel.

The Angel will be in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church Llandudno from Monday 9th December and you are invited to deposit some plastic lids if you are in the area.

Aquarius Angel for bottle tops

Christmas Parade, Saturday 7 December 2019

Members of Junior Church provided a Nativity float for Llandudno’s Christmas Parade.

Nativity float

Advent Carols by Candlelight at St. Tudno’s, Sunday 1 December 2019

A service of Advent Carols by Candlelight was held at St. Tudno’s and was followed by hot drinks and cakes.

Advent carol service

 

St. Tudno’s working party, November 2019

The Friends of St. Tudno’s Church are very grateful for help from Cyfle Cymru volunteers in raking and removing the cut grass in St. Tudno’s churchyard. The cheerful and enthusiastic group helped with this job which is part of the management of the churchyard to encourage wildlife. Removing the cut grass provides better conditions for the wildflowers to grow.

Cyfle Cymru volunteers at St. Tudno's

 

Llandudno Christmas Fayre, November 2019

The annual Llandudno Christmas Fayre was held around Holy Trinity Church and also used the church grounds and hall, including a steam engine in the grounds. At the Scripture Union stall people were invited to dress up as Nativity characters and have their photos taken. Welcomers invited visitors to look around the church and many appreciated the opportunity to light a candle.

Llandudno Christmas Fayre

 

Llandudno Christmas Fayre

 

Llandudno Christmas Fayre

 

Llandudno Christmas Fayre

 

Votive candles

Remembrance Sunday, 10 December 2019

Llandudno’s Civic Service for Remembrance was held at Holy Trinity and included presentation of standards and flags at the altar. After the service the parade to the Cenotaph began outside the church.

Remembrance Sunday service

 

Remembrance Sunday parade

 

Remembrance Sunday parade

 

Remembrance Sunday parade

 

Boer War Remembrance at St. Tudno’s, Saturday 9 November 2019

The Boer War Remembrance Service began in the church and continued, in heavy rain, at the Boer War Memorial in the churchyard, where two minutes’ silence was held. Wreaths were laid by the Deputy Mayor of Llandudno and the  President of the Lions Club of Llandudno. Members of the Lions and Air Cadets took part in the service the British Legion was also represented.

Boer War Remembrance 2019

Holy Trinity and Llandudno Christmas Fayre, 14 – 17 November 2019

Llandudno Christmas Fayre will include stalls in Holy Trinity Church grounds and hall.

There will be no parking in the Church grounds from 6.00 pm on Sunday, 10th until 8.00 am on Tuesday, 19th November. Anybody attending Church services will need to wear an armband. These and car parking passes for parking on the East side of the Church in Trinity Square will be available from the Wardens.

The church will be open during the Fayre and we look forward to welcoming visitors.