Carols by Candlelight 2009
annual services of Carols by Candlelight were held at 3.00 pm and at
5.00 pm on Sunday 20 December and these photographs were taken at and
after the second service. Many people braved the "severe weather"
warnings to attend the services but instead of snow the day ended with
a clear, starlit night. The candles and path lights were prepared
by the Friends
of St. Tudno's Church and there are more photographs on the Holy
Trinity events 2009 and Friends of St. Tudno's archive pages.
of the Boer War Memorial
The parish is very grateful to
the Llandudno Lions Club, who retored the Boer War Memorial in the
churchyard. The memorial was re-dedicated at a service on
Saturday 26 September, attended by representatives of the Lions Club,
Llandudno Town Council, The Royal British Legion, the ATC (who provided
a standard bearer) and members of the public. The Last Post and Reveille were played by cornet
players from Llandudno Town Band. There is another photograph on
of St. Tudno's Church Eucharist
was a Eucharist
service for the Friends
of St. Tudno's Church on Saturday 26 September at 11.00 am and the
service was followed by the
Friend's A.G.M. in Llandudno. Please see the Friend's
page for information on the group.
Open Churches Day
again took part in the Open Churches Day, which this year wss
on Saturday 19 September. The church was open from 10.00 am -
pm and there were stewards in the church all day, who were able
to talk about the history of the church. Refreshments were
of St. Tudno's Church
souvenirs and Christmas cards were on sale and there was an
opportunity to Sponsor-a-Slate for St. Tudno's roof. The
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).
of St. Tudno's
Entertainment by Llandudno Town Band
Displays on St. Tudno’s Church
Soft toy bungee jump
Sponsor-a-Slate – have your name on St. Tudno's roof
for £10.00 per slate!
For more information on Sponsor-a-Slate, please see
the Friends' page.
In aid of
roof of St. Tudno’s Church
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 14 July and the main celebrant was Bishop Gregory of St.
popular Pet Blessing Service was held
on Sunday 28 June at 4.00 pm. The
service was held in the open air and was attended by various cats and
dogs and a donkey. There are some more
photographs on the Holy Trinity events 2009 page.
St. Tudno's Day, Friday 5
a Pilgrim Walk from Holy Trinity
to St. Tudno's, was followed by Eucharist in
the church and Blessing at St. Tudno’s Well (by kind permission of the
The Pilgrimage walk began with a short
service at Holy Trinity Church
12.15 pm and the pilgrims then walked along the Prom. at North Shore
before climbing up the Camera Obscura for the first stop. After
saying one of the Psalms of Ascent and some prayers, the walk continued
via Happy Valley to the second stop, above the ski slope. The
Pilgrimage concluded with prayers in St. Tudno's Church, allowing
the pilgrims time to eat their sandwiches before the Eucharist
After the Eucharist service, a
few more people joined the morning's pilgrims for the second Pilgrimage
walk, to St. Tudno's Well, where a short service was held,
including blessing of the well water. The pilgrims were then
annointed with a cross with the well water and some of the water was
poured over their hands.
Saturday 6 June: the St. Tudnotide
celebrations continued with a
Eucharist service at 2.30 pm. The Celebrant & Preacher was Bishop
Andrew of Bangor and the Llandudno Town Council was represented at the
service by the Deputy Mayor and her Consort, Councillor Anne Yates and
Mr. Yates. In contrast to the lovely weather of the day before,
the Saturday was very windy and wet and the the tea and cakes following
the service were therefore served in the church, rather than in the
St. Tudno's Working Party
working party with the Friends
of St. Tudno's Church was held on Saturday 16 May.
completed included moving the benches from the shed to the
churchyard, ready for the open air services.
and photographs on the Friends
of St. Tudno's archive page.
Vigil service took place on
Saturday 11 April at 7.30 pm. The service began outside with
the Pascal Candle and lighting it from the New Fire.
The candle was the carried into the
church and after 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
and switching on of the lights.
After singing an Easter hymn,
water for baptism was blessed in the font and baptismal vows
All headstones in the churchyard were inspected in
January 2009 and loose stones were
marked with warning tape. A list of stones requiring attention is
being compiled, please contact the warden for
details. The Friends
of St. Tudno's Church assisted with the survey and some photographs
can be found on the Friends of St. Tudno's archive page.