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Events at Holy Trinity Church in 2013

Wales Rally GB, Sunday 17 November

An important car rally (Wales Rally GB) visited Llandudno on 17th - in fact the finishing line was outside Holy Trinity Church!  The cars did not arriving until the afternoon but the rally has a major impact on us throughout that day, as the organisers asked if they could erect a marquee for hospitality purposes in our grounds.

Parish Christmas Fair
The newly refurbished church hall re-opened with the Parish Christmas Fair on Saturday 16 November, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm. 

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 10 November was Remembrance Sunday.  The Civic Remembrance Service was at 9.45 am.  After the service at Holy Trinity Church, the parade proceeded to the town cenotaph for the Act of Remembrance at I 1.00 am.  The parish Act of Remembrance and Eucharist began at HolyTrinity Church at 10.55 am.

Organ recitals posterLunchtime Organ Recitals
The popular Lunch-time Organ Concerts were held again this year on the four Wednesdays in August.    Our organ is the finest Parish Church instrument in North Wales the audiences enjoyed hearing it being put through its paces in music appropriate to the holiday season.    

Admission was free but there retiring collections were made in aid of the Organ Maintenance Fund.

Concert by Cologne New Philharmonic
On Tuesday 20 August there was an excellent concert by the Chamber section of the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra at 7.30 pm.  The orchestra comprises talented young graduates of the German and Rhinland Conservatories. 

Concert by Rehoboth Welsh Choir
We were delighted to welcome Rehoboth Welsh Choir from Pennsylvania, who took part in the Sunday evening concert on 7 July, during their tour of the UK.

Rehoboth Choir poster

Blagovest Ensemble Concert
On Monday 3 June we were delighted to welcome back the Blagovest Ensemble for another of their very popular concerts of Russian choral music.  The first half of the programme was Russian sacred choral music and the second half Russian folk music. 

Blagovest Ensemble

Dedication of west window
On Sunday 12 May Bishop Andrew of Bangor dedicated the newly installed stained glass in the west window.  The glass originated from the Church of St Augustine, Cheadle Heath, Stockport (now closed) and members of St. Augustine's former congregation attended the service. 

Window dedication

Bishop Andrew of Bangor confirmed three candidates during a Eucharist service on Sunday 12 May.

Confirmation 2013

Extravaganza Refreshments

On Saturday 4 May, during the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza, refreshments were served in Holy Trinity church ahll from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. 

Holy Week and Easter 2013

Palm Sunday (24 March)

As the weather was very cold, the Palm Procession was held inside the church - without the donkey.
Palm Sunday procession 2013
Tuesday in Holy Week (26 March)

Services included Stations of the Cross
and a Table Eucharist.

Wednesday in Holy Week (27 March)

Services included a Service of Light and Shadows at St. Tudno's

This was a joint service with Rhoscystennin Parish and during this service the old Pascal Candle was extinguished. 

Maundy Thursday (28 March)

Services included the Eucharist of the Last Supper, with washing of feet, followed by a Vigil and ending with Compline. 
Good Friday (29 March)

A Good Friday service for children was held in the morning. 
The Cytûn Walk of Witness was followed by an Open Air Worship at Holy Trinity at noon.

Good Friday service
Easter Day (Sunday 31 March)

At 6.30 am Easter Liturgy was held at St. Tudno's and included lighting of the new Pascal Candle, renewal of Baptismal Vows and the first Eucharist of Easter.  The service was followed by a cooked breakfast.

Easter Vigil

Easter Garden  

At Holy Trinity, services included a Festal Eucharist and Choral Evensong and decorations in the church included a beautiful Easter garden. 

Lent 2013
Lent was a busy time, with a range of special courses and services.

Sunday mornings at the Eucharist

"O come, let us sing unto the Lord"

A series of sermons on the Biblical songs of the Church.
A Vision for the Learning Church
A Bible study course exploring the themes of the Bangor Diocesan Vision Statement
Copies available from Sunday 17 February, for everyone to take home and use individually.

Thursdays after 11.00 am Eucharist
Discussions of the course.
Meet in the hall and bring your own lunch.
Wednesdays at 7.00 pm

"Before the ending of the day..."
Compline with address at Llandudno Hospital Chapel
With Rhoscystennin Parish
Beginning on 20 February
Wednesday evenings after Compline

"Glimpses of God: Hope for today's world"
A Lent course in five sessions.
With Rhoscystennin Parish
Beginning on 20 February
Saturday 16 March

"The Road to Jerusalem"
Deanery Quiet Day
10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Stella Maris Centre
Leader: Revd Tony Foster

Wednesdays at 9.30 am

Stations of the Cross for Children (and adults too!)

Come and follow the Way of the Cross with the children of our school.

Messy Church
A Messy Church afternoon for families was held on Sunday 27 January, in Holy Trinity hall.  The afternoon included songs, stories, crafts and a simple meal.  

Messy Church
Messy Church
Messy Church

Messy Church

Diocesan Plygain Service - January 4

Plygain 2012 posterPlygain is a Christmas service which at its heart consists of a number of traditional Welsh carols sung unaccompanied by small music groups.

Our diocesan Plygain began with a short service of light. ‘Light’ has been associated with this service for many centuries. When Plygain services were held before daybreak on Christmas Day in churches with only limited lighting, it was sometimes the custom for everyone to bring their own candle. This led to the church being filled with brilliant light – a worthy welcome to the Christ-child, ‘the true light which gives light to everyone’ (John 1:9) who has come into our world.

The service then continued with the traditional carols sung by the various groups, interspersed with congregational carols. It ended with the ‘Supper Carol’ which gets its name from these words in the last verse: ‘Today is a day of reconciliation, and supper is ready. The table is set, O let us hurry' and there was certainly be a welcome cup of tea or coffee and biscuits to follow the service.

Christmas 2012

The church was beautifully decorated for Christmas and it was a pleasure to welcome many visitors to share the worship with us. At the Epiphany services on 6 January the wise men and their gifts were added to the Nativity scene. 

Nativity scene at Holy Trinity Church

Christmas flowers
Christmas flowers

St. Tudno's Church: events in 2013

Carols by Candlelight 2013
The annual services were held on Sunday 22 December at 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm and both services were well attended.  There were two services as the service is very popular but the church is small. 

Carols by Candlelight

3.00 pm service, accompanied by Holy Trinity Choir
Carols by Candlelight

5.00 pm service, with members of the Friends of St. Tudno's

On Saturday 9 November at 9.00 am there was an Act of Remembrance at the Boer War Memorial, during which wreathe were laid by the Deputy Mayor of Llandudno, on behalf of the Town Council, and by the Llandudno Lions Club. 

Harvest Festival
This year's service was on Sunday 29 September at 4.00 pm.  The service included a collection of tins and packets of food for Conwy Food Bank and was followed by refreshments.  

Service for Soroptomists
On Sunday 22 September at 3.00 pm there was a service for the Llandudno branch of Soropotomists International.

Friends of St. Tudno's Eucharist
The annual Eucharist for the Friends of St. Tudno's Church was on Saturday 21 September at 11.00 am; all are welcome to attend and the guest preacher was Canon Bob Griffiths, Rector of Rhoscystennin.  The service was followed by the Friends' lunch and AGM at the Queen's Hotel. 

Church Open Day
On Saturday 7 September the Friends of St. Tudno’s Church held an open day to provide a welcome and information from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.  There were talks on the history of the church and its saint and a slideshow of old pictures.  Tours of the churchyard  were offered but were not held due to bad weather.  Refreshments were served throughout the day and there will be some stalls, including Friends of St. Tudno’s souvenirs and cards.  The Books of Sponsors from the successful Sponsor-a-Slate campaign were available for consultation, as were the churchyard records.   The Friends are currently raising funds to replace the outer screen doors.

Open Air Songs of Praise
The annual service was on Sunday 25 August at 4.00 pm.  Hymns were chosen and introduced by members of the congregation.  There is a photograph on the St. Tudno's 2013 page.

Great Orme Exploration Society Visit
On Thursday 15 August members of the Great Orme Exploration Society visited St. Tudno's on one of their evening walks.  We explored the western half of the churchyard, telling the stories of some of the people buried there and examining some unusual carvings.  The evening ended with tea and cakes. 

Classical Guitar and Poetry Evening

On Friday 9 August we were delighted to welcome classical guitarist Jonathan Richards and poet Deborah Barker for a concert at St. Tudno’s.  Jonathan played four sets, including sarabandes and blues, and Deborah recited two sets of her poems.  With the wonderful acoustics and atmosphere of the ancient church, this was a very enjoyable evening.  There is a photograph on the St. Tudno's 2013 page.

Guitar concert poster

Healing Service
Sunday 28 July, at 4.00 pm there was a service of Healing and Wholeness, with members of the Guild of St. Raphael. 

Healing Service poster

Biennial Pet Blessing Service
This was on Sunday 30 June and was attended by a good number of dogs, one cat, one hamster - and their families and friends!  There are more photographs on the St. Tudno's 2013 page.

Pet Blessing Service

Concelebrated Eucharist
On Thursday 27 June we were pleased to welcome members of the Bangor and St. Asaph brance of the Society of Catholic Priests for their annual Concelebrated Euchatist. 

St. Tudnotide Services and Events
On Sunday 2 June there was a Parish Eucharist for St. Tudnotide at St. Tudno's and a shuttle bus service brought Holy Trinity's congregation to St. Tudno's.  On St. Tudno's Day, Wednesday 5 June, the annual Pilgrimage Walk took place from Holy Trinity to St. Tudno's.  This included a visit to St. Tudno's Well, by kind permission of the landowners, and was followed by the St. Tudno's Day Eucharist in the church and a picnic lunch in the churchyard.  There are more photographs on the St. Tudno's 2013 page.

Service for St. Tudno's Day

Parish Eucharist for St. Tudnotide.

Spring working party
This was held on Saturday 11 May.  The jobs included setting out the benches for the open air services, tidying the churchyard and cleaning the church and were completed despite rather wet weather.  There is a photo of the workers on the Friends of St. Tudno's archive page. 

Winter Service Season 2012 - 2013
During 2012 / 2013, there was, for the first time, a series of services at St. Tudno's throughout the winter, as shown below.  This was a successful experiment and there will be monthly services during autumn 2013 - spring 2014. 

November 4th      11.00 a.m. An ‘All Saintstide’ Service

December  23rd   3.00 p.m. & 5.00 p.m. Carols by Candlelight

February 3rd        11.00 a.m. Eucharist for Candlemass Sunday

March 31st          5.30 a.m. Easter Liturgy for Easter Day: Blessing of the Easter Candle, Vigil Readings, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and the First Eucharist of Easter. 
                                         This service will be followed by a shared, barbecued breakfast. 

April 28th             11.00 a.m. Eastertide Praise

At 6.30 am on Sunday 31 March the Easter Liturgy was held at St. Tudno's and included lighting of the new Pascal Candle from a new fire, renewal of Baptismal Vows and the first Eucharist of Easter.  The service was followed by a cooked breakfast, provided by the Friends of St. Tudno's Church.

Easter Vigil

Candlemass, February 2013
A series of services was held at St. Tudno's over winter.  These included Candlemass on 3 February.  Hot drinks and cakes were served after each of these services. 


Carols by Candlelight 2012

Carols by Candlelight at St. Tudno's Church

The services were held on Sunday 23 December, and were attended by about 120 people at 3.00 pm, including the Holy Trinity Choir, and about 60 at 5.00 pm.  This photograph was taken at the first service. 
There are some more photographs on the St. Tudno's 2013 page and Friends of St. Tudno's archive page.

Last updated: December 2013.  Archived: January 2016.