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Events in 2014

Winter services
Winter services were held once a month from October to April. 

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. 

Carold by Candlelight 3pm     Carols by Candlelight 5pm

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. 

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

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

Harvest Festival
This was the last service of the summer season and was Sunday 28 September, at 4.00 pm.  Ther church was decorated with flowers and gifts of ood and there was a collection of tins and packets of food for Conwy Food Bank. 

Harvest Festival flowers

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 below 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

Service for Peace

On Sunday 21 September the Llandudno Branch of Soropotomists International held a service at St. Tudno's to mark the International Day for Peace.

Soropotomists at St. Tudno's

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

Recorder concert poster

Recorder concert

Concelebrated Eucharist

On 6 August the Society of Catholic Priests of the Dioceses of Bangor and St. Asaph held their Concelebrated Eucharist at St. Tudno's. 

Concelebrated Eucharist

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.  Leaflets for the self-guided walk remained available until Remembrance Day and the graves weremarked with red ribbons (the walk did not include the War Graves in the adjoining Great Orme Cemetery). 

WWI commemoration poster

WWI remembrance

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. 

All age worship

St. Tudno's Day
St. Tudno's Day was on Thursday 5 June and was celebrated by a Pilgrimage Walk from Holy Trinity to St. Tudno's.  There was a short act of worship at Holy Trinity at 10.00 am and on the way to St. Tudno' Church St. Tudno's Well was visited by kind permission of the landowners.  There was a Eucharist at St. Tudno's at 12.30 pm, which included blessing the outdoor pulpit, which had been dedicated on St. Tudno's Day 100 years ago. 

Pulpit centenary

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. 

School Visit
On 9 May St. Tudno's was visited by children and staff from Rode Heath School, who were enjoying a trip to Llandudno.

Rode Heath School visit

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

Archdeacon's Visitation
In March, Archdeacon Paul of Bangor (centre in the photo) began his visit to the parish with Morning Prayer at St. Tudno's. 

Archdeacon's Visitation

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 2014 and Friends of St. Tudno's archive pages. 

Carols by Candlelight

3.00 pm service. 
Carols by Candlelight

5.00 pm service.

Photographs C. Jones
Last updated: May 2015.  Archived: January 2016.