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. However, the current (23 December)
snow on the Great Orme may make it difficult for our openers to reach
the church, so we apololgise if the church is not open.
services and events in 2010
by Candlelight 2010
The benches used for the open air services
were put away on Saturday 16 October.
Other jobs will included tidying the churchyard and minor maintenance
The last service of the summer
season was Evening Prayer at 4.00 pm on Sunday 26 September.
The service was followed by tea and cakes.
MP sponsors 750th slate
In September 2010 the Member of
Aberconwy, Mr. Guto Bebb MP, visited St. Tudno's Church to sponsor the
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. See the Sponsor-a-Slate
archive page for a photograph.
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
of St. Tudno's Church Fair was held on Saturday 4 September at Holy
in aid of re-roofing St. Tudno's Church. Good weather allowed
some of the stalls to be located in the church grounds. More
photographs can be seen on the Friends'
The annual open air Songs of
Praise was held on Sunday 28 August at
4.00 pm. Unfortunately, due to very high winds, the service was
actually held in the church.
Tudno's was pleased to welcome the Bangor and St. Asaph branch of
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
Country Park Anniversary Service
open air service on Sunday 6 June was a special one to celebrate
the 30th anniversary of the Great Orme Country
St. Tudno's Day
Festival was on Saturday 5 June. Celebrations
began with a short act of worship at Holy Trinity
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
dedication at St. Tudno's Well, which we visited by kind
permission of the landowner.
At 3.00 pm there was a Eucharist
in St. Tudno's Church, at which Llandudno Town Council was represented
by the Mayor of Llandudno, Councillor Mrs. Ann Yates. The
service was followed by tea and cakes in the church grounds.
During the day the road past St. Tudno's was closed for
Classic Welsh Trial"
for classic cars, so it was not possbile for cars to leave
5.00 pm but the churchyard offered a "grandstand view" of this part of
The annual working party was
held on Saturday 15 May, starting at
10.00 am. This will 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!
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
St. Tudno's and as part of this are offering the opportunity for anyone
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.
at St. Tudno's
St. Tudno's Church in the snow in January 2010.
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 2010 and Friends of St. Tudno's archive pages.