experienced a white Chrismas but good numbers of people braved the snow
and ice to attend the Christmas services. As they entered the
porch at Holy Trinity they were greeted with the crib scene "Waiting
for Jesus", shown in the photograph here.
Exploring Worship for Advent
Bishop Andrew joined the
Exploring Worship service on 12 December and is shown above with the
team of people who prepared and led the service.
During the service everyone thought of a gift which they would like to
offer to Jesus and hung a "gift" on the tree to represent this
This was held on Sunday 5 December
at 5.00 pm. This was, as always, a lovely, family service.
Players performed a concert of Christmas songs on Tuesday
7 December in aid of Help for Heros. Entry cost
£2.00 and included mulled wine and mince pies and the evening
raised more than £500 for the charity. The
programme included Christmas carols and songs (with opportunities
for audience participation) and humorous readings and the Trinity
Players were joined by some young people from a local drama
A votive candle stand has
recently been donated in memory of former parishioners Ronald and Effie
Rolands (see the Parish
Magazine for December 2010 for more information). It is
situated outside the Memorial Chapel and is available for use at
service times. A new carpet has been laid in the centre aisle,
greatly improving comfort, appearance and safety. Many thanks to
Margot, Judith and their helpers for working hard over a long period of
time to raise the funds for this.
Parish Christmas Fair
This was held in the church hall
20 November 2010 and included seasonal
stalls, refreshments and entertainment from the Holy Trinity
On Thursday 11 November there
was an Act of Remembrance
and Eucharist at Ysgol San Sior
and all were welcome to observe the two minutes' silence here and join
in the service. On Sunday 14 November the Civic Service of
Remembrance was held at Holy Trinity and was followed by the parade to
the Cenotaph. There was also an Act of Remembrance at
Holy Trinity, which included the two minutes' silence and was followed
by a Eucharist with hymns.
Concert by Blagovest Choral
On Tuesday 28th September we welcomed the Blagovest
Choral Ensemble of St. Petersburg, led by Olga Kozlova, for a
of both sacred choral music and folk music from Russia. Blagovest
were on tour in Britain for the whole of September and we are
delighted that one of their concerts was here.
Based at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire - the centre of
Russian choral music - the Blagovest Ensemble is noted for its
musicians’ high professionalism and their unashamed passion for the
music they love to share. Their concert repertoire includes pearls of
Russian choral a cappella music, both spiritual and secular.
Mayor's Sunday / Sea Sunday
On Sunday 11 July there was a
special service at 10.30 am to celebrate Mayor's Sunday and Sea
Sunday. We welcomed back Revd Jane Allen, Mayor's Chaplain, as
The following events at Holy
Trinity were part of the annual Llandudno Festival.
Thursday 1 July at 8.00 pm: Organ recital by John Hoskins as part
the Llandudno Festival. Including works by Bach, Frank, Widor,
Saturday 3 July at 8.00 pm: Llandudno Festival Symphony Concert,
including works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven.
Sunday 4 July at 5.00 pm: Llandudno Festival Choral Evensong.
St. Raphael - Visit of Chester Branch
We were pleased to welcome members of the
of the Guild to Holy Trinity on Thursday 15 April. The programme
for the day was:
10.30 am Coffee
11.00 am Eucharist with Ministry of Healing
12.00 noon Buffet lunch
2.00 pm Talk by Revd Stella Jones of the Chester Branch.
The church was beautifully decorated for Easter and a large
congregation enjoyed the worship on Easter Day.
Palm Sunday Service on 28 March included a palm procession
donkeys and a dramatised reading of the Gospel.
New Area Dean
On 15 February during a special
service at Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno, the Rector of Llandudno, the
Rev Prebendary John Nice (centre) was installed as the Area Dean of the
Deanery of Arllechwedd by the Bishop of Bangor, the Right Rev Andrew
John (left). In the photograph, The Rector and the Bishop are
joined by the Ven Meurig Williams, the Archdeacon of Bangor (right).
The Area Dean, Bishop of Bangor and other clergy from Arllechwedd
Organ Recital 3 February
To celebrate my 75th birthday in
February, I have been invited to play again at Chester Cathedral on
the 18th March. I thought it
would be a good idea to give the programme a trial run at Holy Trinity,
which I did on Wednesday the 3rd February at 8.00 am.
Thank you to those who came to join me and to have a glass of wine in
afterwards. The programme took about 45 minutes and there
was no charge.
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.
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
Christmas songs in the church hall.