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Events during 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.  There are more photographs on the Holy Trinity events 2013 and Friends of St. Tudno's archive pages.

Carols by Candlelight

3.00 pm service. 
Carols by Candlelight

5.00 pm service.

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.  The latest news from Conwy Food Bank is that there is a great need for food parcels for local families and we were delighted that people contributed so generously towards this.  

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.

Songs of Praise

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.  Refreshments were served in the churchyard during the interval and with the wonderful acoustics and atmosphere of the ancient church, this was a very enjoyable evening.  The photograph show the Rector thanking Deborah and Jonathan after the concert. 

Guitar concert

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.  As the poster below explains, this service was for anyone who wanted to pray for healing for any person or situation. 

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!

Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service

Pet Blessing Service
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 is another photograph on the Holy Trinity events 2013 page.

St. Tudno's Day pilgrimage

The Pilgrims leaving Holy Trinity Church.

St. Tudno's Day pilgrimage

At St. Tudno's Well. 

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.  There is a photograph 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.  As a result of this successful experiment, there will be monthly services at St. Tudno's from 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 27th (Wed) 7.00 pm A service of Light and Shadows for Holy Week, with Rhoscystennin Parish.  During this service the old Pascal Candle will be extinguished.

March 31st          6.30 a.m. Easter Liturgy for Easter Day: Blessing of the new Easter Candle, Vigil Readings, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and the First Eucharist of Easter.  This service was followed by a shared, cooked 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

On Sunday 3 February there was a Eucharist for Candlemass, as part of the winter service season.  The service was followed by hot drinks and cakes. 


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 and shows the choir performing a carol. 
There are some more photographs on the Holy Trinity events 2013 and Friends of St. Tudno's archive pages.

Photographs © C. Jones
  Last updated: December 2013.  Archived: January 2016.