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Events at Holy Trinity Church in 2010

Christmas 2010

Llandudno in the snow, December 2010
Llandudno 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. 

Crib at Holy Trinity

Exploring Worship for Advent

Exploring Worship team

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 (right). 

Bishop Andrew at Exploring Worship

Christingle Service
This was held on Sunday 5 December at 5.00 pm.  This was, as always, a lovely, family service

Christmas Concert
The Trinity 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 school. 

Church improvements

Votive candle stand              New carpet in Holy Trinity

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 on Saturday 20 November 2010 and included seasonal stalls, refreshments and entertainment from the Holy Trinity handbell ringers. 

Christmas Fair 2010    Christmas Fair 2010
Christmas Fair 2010    Holy Trinity handbell ringers

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. 

Remembrance Sunday parade

Remembrance Sunday parade  Remembrance Sunday parade 

Remembrance Sunday parade  Remembrance Sunday parade  Remembrance Sunday parade

Remembrance Sunday parade  Remembrance Sunday parade


Parish Open Day and Harvest Festival

Harvest weekend poster

For photographs of the Open Day, see the November 2010 issue of the Parish Magazine. 
Harvest festival flowers
Harvest festival flowers

Concert by Blagovest Choral Ensemble

On Tuesday 28th September we welcomed the Blagovest Choral Ensemble of St. Petersburg, led by Olga Kozlova, for a concert 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. 
Blagovest Ensemble    Blagovest concert poster
Based at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire - the centre of traditional 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 preacher.

Llandudno Festival
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 of the Llandudno Festival.  Including works by Bach, Frank, Widor, Sibelius.
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.

Guild of St. Raphael - Visit of Chester Branch
We were pleased to welcome members of the Chester Branch 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. 


Easter garden
Easter flowers
Easter flowers

The church was beautifully decorated for Easter and a large congregation enjoyed the worship on Easter Day. 

Palm Sunday

The Palm Sunday Service on 28 March included a palm procession
with two donkeys and a dramatised reading of the Gospel.

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday

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).

Bishop, Area Dean & Archdeacon

Area Dean and clergy

The Area Dean, Bishop of Bangor and other clergy from Arllechwedd Deanery. 

Organ Recital 3 February
Organist  at Holy Trinity
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 the hall afterwards.  The programme took about 45 minutes and there was no charge. 

Norman Rimmer

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

Events at St. Tudno's Church in 2010


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 2009.  In September 2010 this part of the appeal reached the three quarters-way point, when the MP for Aberconwy, Mr. Guto Bebb MP, sponsored the 750th slate. 

Carols by Candlelight 2010
The annual services of Carols by Candlelight will be on Sunday 19 December at 3.00 pm and at 5.00 pm.  St. Tudno's in the snow

The public toilets near the church will be open until after the services. 

Weather permitting, St. Tudno's will be open over Christmas (25 - 29 December) and new year (1 -3 January) and then weekends and Wednesdays for the rest of the winter. 

Saturday 18 December, 5.00 pm:  the Carols by Candlelight service at 3.00 pm on Sunday will be going ahead unless the weather worsens overnight and the 5.00 pm service will also go ahead if anybody comes to attend it.  Any changes will be posted here between 10.00 and 11.00 am on Sunday.  The Friends of St. Tudno's Church have cleared and gritted the church paths (see photo) and the Friends were all able to reach St. Tudno's on foot.  Some cars (mainly four wheel drive) have been past St. Tudno's but the roads are snowy and we have been told that there has been a rock fall on Marine Drive.  The Friends of St. Tudno's look forward to seeing you tomorrow, if you are able to get to St. Tudno's, but please travel carefully. 

Sunday 19 December, 9.45 am: the 3.00 pm service will go ahead and also the 5.00 pm service if anybody comes.  At the moment the roads are still icy but the sun is shining! 

Thursday 23 December:  both services took place, thanks to the Friends of St. Tudno's Church who led the services and to all those who walked through the snow to attend.  Please see the St. Tudno's 2010 page and the Friends of St. Tudno's Church archive page for more details and some photographs. 

Autumn working party
The benches used for the open air services were put away on Saturday 16 October.  Other jobs will included clearing the churchyard of rubbish and some small maintenance matters. 

MP sponsors 750th slate MP sponsors 750th slate
In September 2010 the Member of Parliament for Aberconwy, Mr. Guto Bebb MP, visited St. Tudno's Church to sponsor the 750th slate.  Mr. Bebb attended the Friends of St. Tudno's Church annual service and was presented with his special Sponsor-a-Slate by Friends' Chairman, Chris Fosbury.

Open Churches Day
St. Tudno's again took part in the national Open Churches Day on Saturday 18 September.  The church was "manned" from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and the Friends of St. Tudno's Church served refreshments and sold their special souvenirs, Christmas cards and photographs of the Great Orme.  There were also opportunities to have a guided tour of the church, consult the churchyard records and take part in Sponsor-a-Slate.

Soft toy bungee jump

Friends' Fair
The Friends of St. Tudno's Church Fair was held on Saturday 4 September at Holy Trinity, in aid of re-roofing St. Tudno's Church.  Stalls and entertainment included the popular soft toy bungee jump and more photographs can be seen on the Friends' page.  

Concelebrated Eucharist
St. Tudno's was pleased to welcome the Bangor and St. Asaph branch of the Society of Catholic Priests, who again held their annual Concelebrated Eucharist in the church.  The service was on Tuesday 29 June at 7.00 pm and the main celebrant was Bishop Andrew of Bangor. 
SCP service at St. Tudno's Church

Country Park Anniversary Service
The open air service on Sunday 6 June was a special one to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Great Orme Country Park. 

St. Tudno's Day
Our Patronal Festival was on Saturday 5 June.  Celebrations began with a short act of worship at Holy Trinity Church at noon.  This was followed by a pilgrimage walk up the Great Orme to St. Tudno's Church.  There were pauses for prayers and reflections (and lunch) on the way and there was an act of dedication at St. Tudno's Well, which we visited by kind permission of the landowner.  At 3.00 pm there was a Eucharist service in St. Tudno's Church, followed by tea and cakes in the church grounds.

During the day the road past St. Tudno's was closed for the "Three Castles Classic Welsh Trial" for classic cars, so it was not possbile for cars to leave until 5.00 pm but the churchyard offered a "grandstand view" of this part of the rally!

Working party
The annual working party was held on Saturday 15 May and included setting out the benches for the open air services, checking stability of the headstones and cleaning and tidying the church and churchyard.  Tea and cakes were provided and there were jobs to suit everyone!

Spring Fair
The Friends of St. Tudno's Church Spring Fair was held at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 17 April and was well attended.  The Friends are raising money towards re-roofing St. Tudno's and as part of this are offering the opportunity for anyone to Sponsor-a-Slate. 

Easter Vigil
Easter Vigil
The Easter Vigil was held at St. Tudno's on Saturday 3 April.  The service began with lighting of the new fire and blessing of the Pascal Candle. 

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 2010 page and the Friends of St. Tudno's Church archive page

St. Tudno's Church
St. Tudno's Church

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