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Events at Holy Trinity Church in 2014

To celebrate Christmas and welcome everyone to the Christmas services, the church was decorated with flowers, a Nativity scene and a large Christmas tree.

Nativity scene
Christmas flowers
Christmas tree

Christmas flowers

Parish Month of Prayer
November was the Parish Month of Prayer in preparation for Holy Trinity's 150th anniversary in 2015.  This included special prayer at 12.00 noon each Friday.

Parish Christmas Fair
This was on Saturday 22 November, from 10.00 am and included refreshments, stalls and a raffle. The handbell ringers performed a collection of Christmas carols and songs. 
Christmas fair      Handbell ringers

The Civic Remembrance Service was on Sunday 9 November at 9.45 am and was followed by a parade to the Cenotaph.
There was also an Act of Remembrance and Eucharist at Holy Trinity at 10.55 am. 

Harvest Festival
This was celebrated on Sunday 5 October, with the church decorated with flowers, autumn foliage, fruit and vegetables. 

Harvest Festival

Men Who Sing
The season of popular Male Voice Choir concerts ran from 1 June to 28 September 2014, with each concert being held on a Sunday evening in Holy Trinity Church.

Llandudno Showplayers
We were pleased to welcome back the Llanduno Showplayers, who will held their popular concerts in Holy Trinity on Wednesdays throughout the summer. 

Lunch-time Organ Concerts in August
We held our popular Lunch-time Organ Concerts 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.  There were retiring collections for our Organ Maintenance Fund.   

Our recitalists this year were:
Wednesday 6th August - John Hosking (St Asaph Cathedral)
Wednesday 13th August - Roger Fisher (Emeritus Chester Cathedral)
Wednesday 20th August - Charles Jones (Holy Trinity)
Wednesday 27th August - Norman Rimmer (Holy Trinity)

First World War Commemorations
Commemorations were held at both Holy Trinity and St. Tudno's Churches.

WWI commemoration poster

Concert Monday 14 July
We were pleased to welcome the Festival Chorus of Chicago, Illinois, USA, with their Director Ann Espel, who performed a concert at 8.00 pm. 

Concert for Blind Veterans
An array of musical talent performed at Holy Trinity Church on Friday 13 th June, including instrumentalists, soloists and choral entertainment.  Proceeds were in aid of purchasing a grand piano for the Blind Veterans Centre in Llandudno.

On Sunday 11 May Bishop Andrew of Bangor confirmed five candidates: two adult and three junior. 

Confirmation 2014

Recital - Sunday 27 April
The 10.30 am service was followed by a short recital by chorister Eleanor Hodgkinson. 

Governing Body in Llandudno
The Governing Body of the Church in Wales met in Llandudno on 23 - 24 April and this included a Eucharist service at Holy Trinity at 7.30 am on 24 April.  The celebrant and preacher was the Rt. Revd. John Davies, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.

Governing Body      Bishop of Swansea and Brecon


Easter Garden

Easter flowers
Easter flowers
For Easter the church was beautifully decorated with an Easter garden and arrangements of flowers.

Good Friday
Good Friday

The Cytn Walk of Witness on Good Friday was followed by an open air service at Holy Trinity. 

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday celebrations included a procession around the church with a donkey. 

St. Tudno's Church: events in 2014

There are more photographs of services and events at St. Tudno's on the St. Tudno's 2014 page. 

Carols by Candlelight

Sunday December 21 at 3.00 pm and at 5.00 pm.

There were two services as these are popular but the church is small.  Both services were very well attended, with 132 at 3.00 pm and 102 (plus two dogs) at 5.00 pm. 

Boer War Remembrance on Saturday 8 November
There was a short service in the church at 9.00 am, followed by laying of wreaths at the Memorial in the churchyard. 

Commemoration of the Beginning of the First World War
A self-guided walk visiting First World War Graves and WWI memorials in the churchyard was developed (this did not include the War Graves in the adjoining Great Orme Cemetery).  Details were available throughout the summer and the graves weremarked with red ribbons. 

Autumn Working Party
This was on Saturday 18 October and included putting away the benches, cleaning the church and tidying the churchyard.  Cut grass in the churchyard was raked away as part of the management to improve the conditions for wild flowers and wildlife. 

     Working party      Working party

Open air services

Open air services are held at 11.00 am every Sunday morning from the end of May until the end of September.  The first service in 2014 was on Sunday 25 May and the final service was on Sunday 28 Spetember. 

Harvest Festival
This was on Sunday 28 September, at 4.00 pm.  There was a collection of tins and packets of food for Conwy Food Bank. 

Friends of St. Tudno's AGM
This was on Saturday 20 September, beginning with a Eucharist at St. Tudno's at 2.00 pm, at which the preacher was Archdeacon Paul of Bangor, shown here with the Rector.  This was followed by the AGM at the Queen's Hotel in Llandudno at 3.30 pm, finishing with Afternoon Tea and a slide show. 

Rector and Archdeacon

Compline by Candlelight
During the summer these services were held once a month, at 7.30 pm on Tuesday evenings.  The dates this year were:
3 June
1 July
5 August
2 September

Open Day
Saturday 13 September, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.  The Friends of St. Tudno's offered refreshments and information on the church and churchyard, there were also a few stalls.  

Open Air Songs of Praise
The annual Songs of Praise service was held at 4.00 pm on Sunday 24 August.  Members of the congregation chose and introduced favourite hymns. 

Recorder concert poster

Commemoration of the Beginning of the First World War
There was a special service on Sunday 27 July at 4.00 pm.  The service will end with a procession to one of the War Graves in the churchyard, for prayers and laying of a wreath.  Refreshments were served after the service and there was an opportunity to follow a self-guided walk visiting the other War Grave and WWI memorials in the churchyard (please note, this does not include the War Graves in the adjoining Great Orme Cemetery). 

WWI commemoration poster

Open Air Services
The season of open air services began on Sunday 25 May and will continue until the end of September. 

All Age Worship
On Sunday 22 June at 3.00 pm there was an ecumenical service of All Age Worship, led by members of Emmanual Christian Centre.  Their music group lead the singing and everyone joined in a picnic afterwards.  The service will be held in the open air, in beautiful weather. 

Spring Working Party
This took place on Saturday 17 May and the chuch and churchyard were prepared for the summer season of services, including setting out the benches used at the open air services. 

Friends of St. Tudno's Church Fair
This was on Saturday 10 May and was held in Holy Trinity church hall.  The Friends are currently raising money for replacement of the screen doors and window coverings. 

The Easter Vigil service was held at St. Tudno's at 5.30 am on Easter day.  The service included lighting of the new Paschal candle from a new fire, renewal of Baptismal vows and the first Eucharist of Easter.  The service was followed by a cooked breakfast.

Easter Vigil

Easter breakfast

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.  There are more photographs on the St. Tudno's 2014 page and Friends of St. Tudno's archive page. 

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

 Last updated: May 2015.  Archived: January 2016