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Events at Holy Trinity Church in 2009

Son et Lumiere
This took place on Thursday 10 December 2009 and the "Nativity" windows in the chancel were illuminated in turn while the choir sang or readings were given. 

Nativity window in Holy Trinity  Llandudno
Kings window in Holy Trinity Llandudno
Simeon and Anna window in Holy Trinity Llandudno
Left to right: the Nativity, adoration of the magi and presentation at the temple.

The Son et Lumiere was followed by mulled wine, mince pies, handbell ringing and traditional Christmas songs in the church hall.

Entertainment in th church hall

Parish Christmas Fayre
This took place in the Church Hall on Saturday 21 November, in aid of Holy Trinity and St. Tudno's Churches.  The Fayre included  refreshments, seasonal stalls, entertainment by the Holy Trinity handbell ringers, competitions and Sponsor-a-Slate for St. Tudno's Church.

Christmas Fayre 2009
Christmas Fayre 2009
Christmas Fayre 2009
Christmas Fayre 2009
Christmas Fayre 2009
Christmas Fayre 2009

Remembrance Day
The Civic Service for Remembrance was held at Holy Trinity on Sunday 8 November.  The photographs show the parade leaving the church after the service, to begin marching to the cenotaph for the two minutes' silence and laying of wreaths. 

Remembrance Day parade
Remembrance Day parade

Remembrance Day parade
Remembrance Day parade

Remembrance Day parade

Harvest Festival
It has been our custom in recent years to have our Harvest Festival on the first Sunday of October. However, as the roofing work at Holy Trinity continued well into October, Harvest Thanksgiving was not held until Sunday 25th October.  The photographs below show some of the harvest arrangements. 

Harvest festival

Harvest festival

Harvest festival
Harvest festival

Harvest festival

Harvest festival

Harvest festival

Harvest festival

Sea of Galilee scene

Portraying the Life of Christ

Walk along the Shores of Lake Galilee
See the Table prepared for the Last Supper
Go down the Via Dolorosa
Plus Floral Displays and Hymn Requests with
Refreshments and Stalls in the Church Hall
FRIDAY, 28th AUGUST: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
SATURDAY, 29th AUGUST: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
MONDAY, 31st AUGUST: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
for further details
see the Parish Magazine for August 2009

Last Supper scene
Wedding at Cana scene

Jane retires
Our Vicar, Revd Jane Allen, retired on 31 August.  On Sunday 30 August the 10.30 am service at Holy Trinity was followed by a reception and lunch and the 4.00 pm service of Songs of Praise at St. Tudno's was followed by tea and cakes, giving two opportunities to wish Jane well for the future.  See the Parish Magazine for August 2009 for an account of Jane's time in the parish and plans for the future. 

Walsingham Pilgrimage 2009
The North Wales Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham took place from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th July. 

Organ Recital by Philip Rushforth
The organ recital for the Llandudno Festival this year was given by Philip Rushforth the Director of Music at Chester Cathedral, on Thursday 23rd July.  Philip is rightly considered to be one of the finest organists in the land if not in Europe.  He played works by Bach, John Stanley and Louis Vierne amongst others. 

Cor Meibion Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir
On Friday 10 July the choir performed the Rotary Anniversary Concert, in aid of Ty Gobaith.

Confirmation Service
On Sunday 5 July, Bishop Andrew of Bangor confirmed five candidates at the Confirmation and Eucharist service at 10.30 am. 

Visiting Choir, Sunday 28 June
The choir I Cantori de Carmel from the Monterey Peninsular in California sang at our Choral Eucharist at 10.30 am. 

Guild of St. Raphael Afternoon Tea, Wednesday June 3rd
The Guild held a special Afternoon Tea to raise money to send in support of two USPG centres of healing in Africa:

The House of Resurrection Haven, South Africa – a church-run hostel which cares for those living with HIV/AIDS.It is a place of love and security, which offers a message of hope.

St Francis Hospital, Zambia – the only access to health care for a large rural population. ‘The intervention of the church is vital, because its broad network means
it can reach remote rural areas that are frequently overlooked.

Norman’s Twenty Years of Music at Holy Trinity
In May we celebrated Norman Rimmer’s 20th anniversary as Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church. Norman actually started at Holy Trinity on Easter Day in 1989 but it was sensible to wait until a few weeks after Easter this year to celebrate the anniversary properly.  So on Saturday May 9th there was a very special Choral Evensong followed by a reception in the Hall.  We are very lucky to have a musician of Norman’s calibre as Organist and Choirmaster and I know that his music is very much appreciated.
Fr John

Extravaganza refreshments
During the Llandudno Extravaganza, refreshments were served in the church hall on Saturday 2 and Monday 4 May. 

Easter flowers
Easter flower arrangements included a delightful arrangement by Ben from the Sunday School (right, lower picture). 
Easter flowers

Easter flowers

Easter garden         
The Easter Garden.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday procession
The Palm Sunday procession on 5 April was led by the Sunday School Cross and followed by a donkey, the Sunday School, Choir and congregation. 

   Palm Sunday procession

Palm Sunday procession  Palm Sunday procession  Palm Sunday procession

The Ven. Elwyn Roberts
It was sad to hear of the death in February of Archdeacon Elwyn Roberts, former Rector of this parish.  Archdeacon Elwyn struggled with Parkinsons Disease for many years with great humour and bravery.  There was a good representation from Llandudno at the funeral service in the Cathedral, a sign of the affection in which many of our parishioners had for him.  Dean Trevor Evans, who served as Vicar here under Elwyn, gave the oration which included many references to Elwyn’s ministry here.  We send our love and the assurance of our prayers to Eiflyn, Llinos and Sioned and all the family.  Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him!
Fr John

Installation of Bishop Andrew
Our new Bishop was installed at Bangor Cathedral on Saturday 24th January.   Please pray for Bishop Andrew, his wife Caroline and their children Matthew, Beth, Hannah and Harriet.  Several of our Parishioners were able to attend the service and greet Bishop Andrew after his installation.
Fr. John

At the Bishop's installation service

At the Bishop's installation service

Greeting the Bishop after his installation

Cytűn News

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is kept each year from 18th to 25th January.  This year the first and last days of the week were both Sundays and so the Week began with a service in Holy Trinity on 18th at 5 p.m. and ended at St John’s Methodist Church on Sunday 25th with the main service of the Week at 6.30 pm.  On the intervening weekdays there were the usual services at 10 30 a.m. each morning in various of our member churches around the town. 

New Cytűn President – Having served eight months more than the usual year’s term I handed the Cytűn Presidency over to the Revd Mike Long of St John’s Methodist Church at the concluding service of the Week of Prayer at St John’s on Sunday 25th of January. It has been a great privilege to be President and I have enjoyed my term of office but I was quite relieved to hand over to Mike and wish him every blessing for his term of office.
Fr. John

Christingle Service 2008

Christingle service

The Christingle Service was on Tuesday 16 December at 6.00 pm.

Christus Natus Est - December 2008
"Over the years, we have amassed a collection of almost 50 nativity scenes – large and small – from our travels both near to and far from home.  We thought that others might like to see these charming (and sometimes very amusing) scenes, so we planned an early start to Christmas with a get-together on Sunday 7th December to view these scenes and enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies.  (We turned down one nativity we saw in the ‘wild west’ of the USA, where every character, including Jesus, was a grizzly bear!!)

"As our minds turn to the Holy Land, we thought it would be good to raise money for a charity based there so there was a collection for Children of Peace.  This is a nonpartisan, multifaith charity dedicated to building friendship, trust and reconciliation between Israeli and Palestinian children, aged 7 – 17, and their communities.  Their projects respect the traditions, values and customs of both communities.  The charity has an office in London and has the support of the Prime Minister."
Nia and Garth

Church involvement in the Christmas Parade 2008
For the first time this year the churches, through Cytűn, were invited by Llandudno Town Council to take part in the Town Christmas Parade on Saturday 6th December.  Children from the member churches took part, forming a nativity scene.  

Events at St. Tudno's Church in 2009


St. Tudno's Church roof needs to be repaired and you can support this by taking part in Sponsor-a-Slate.  This was launched at the Friends of St. Tudno's Church fair on 5 September.  If you are interested in sponsoring a slate for Ł10.00 and having your name on the church roof, please see the Sponsor-a Slate page.  Special Christmas gift certificates are now available if you would like to sponsor a slate in somesone's name for Christmas. 

Carols by Candlelight 2009
Despite "severe weather" warnings for the area on Sunday 20 December, the two services were well attended.  The Friends of St. Tudno's Church had prepared the church with candles and had lit the paths to the church.  More photographs can be seen on the St. Tudno's 2009 page and the Friends of St. Tudno's Church archive page

St. Tudno's Church
St. Tudno's Church
Re-dedication of Boer War Memorial

Re-dedication of the Boer War Memorial   
The parish is grateful to the Llandudno Lions Club for restoring the Boer War Memorial in St. Tudno's churchyard.  The memorial was re-dedicated at a service on Saturday 26 September.  See the St. Tudno's 2009 page for further information and another photograph. 

Open Churches Day
St. Tudno's again took part in the Open Churches Day, which this year was on Saturday 19 September.  The church was open from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and there were stewards in the church all day, who were able to talk about the history of the church.  Refreshments were served, the Friends of St. Tudno's Church souvenirs and Christmas cards were on sale, as were photographs of the Great Orme including the goats, and there was an opportunity to Sponsor-a-Slate for St. Tudno's roof.  The churchyard records were available for consultation (but please note that the church has information on the churchyard only and not the adjoining cemetery, which is administered by Conwy County Borough Council).

Soft toy bungee jump
Friends of St. Tudno's Church Fair

Saturday 5 September
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
at Holy Trinity Church

Stalls, Refreshments
Entertainment by
Llandudno Town Band

Sponsor-a-Slate – have your name on St. Tudno's roof for Ł10.00 per slate!

Displays on St. Tudno’s Church

Soft toy bungee jump

In aid of restoring the roof of St. Tudno’s Church

Sponsor-a-Slate is continuing.
Soft toy bungee jump

Concelebrated Eucharist
St. Tudno's was pleased to welcome the Bangor and St. Asaph branch of the Society of Catholic Priests, who again be held their annual Concelebrated Eucharist in the church.  The service was on Tuesday 14 July and the main celebrant was Bishop Gregory of St. Asaph.  There are some more photographs on the St. Tudno's 2009 page.

Society of Catholic Priests at St. Tudno's

Pet Blessing Service
The ever popular Pet Blessing Service was on Sunday 28 June. The service was in the open air and was attended by a number of cats and dogs, one donkey, their owners and other animal lovers.  There are some more photographs on the St. Tudno's 2009 page.

Pet blessing service

Pet blessing service

St. Tudnotide Celebrations.
St. Tudno's Day, Friday 5 June:  Pilgrimage Walk from Holy Trinity to St. Tudno's at 12.15 pm, followed by Eucharist in the church and Blessing at St. Tudno’s Well (by kind permission of the landowners).

St. Tudno's pilgrimage walk 

St. Tudno's Well

Saturday 6 June: 2.30 pm Eucharist for St. Tudnotide (Celebrant & Preacher: Bishop Andrew) followed by light refreshments.

Service with the Bishop

There are more photographs on the St. Tudno's 2009 page.

Working Party
The Friends of St. Tudno's Church were joined by parishioners on Saturday 16 May for a working party at St. Tudno's.  A number of jobs were completed to prepare the church for the coming season and details and photographs can be found on the Friends' archive page. 

Easter Vigil
The Easter Vigil service took place on Saturday 11 April at 7.30 pm.  The service began outside with blessing the Pascal Candle and lighting it from the New Fire.  The candle was the carried into the church and after the the Exultet had been sung, readings were heard in the darkened church and the Easter Proclamation was followed by simultaneous fanfare on the organ, ringing of the bell and switching on of the lights.  After singing an Easter hymn, water for baptism was blessed in the font and baptismal vows renewed.  There are some photographs on the St. Tudno's 2009 page. 

Carols by Candlelight 2008

The annual services of Carols by Candlelight were on Sunday 21 December at 3.00 pm and at 5.00 pm.  There were two services as the service is very popular but the church is quite small.  The Friends of St. Tudno's Church prepared the church with candles inside and lights outside and there are some more photographs on the Friends' archive page and on the St. Tudno's 2008 page.

Carols by Candlelight 2008

Last updated: January 2011.  Archived: January 2009.