Parish of Llandudno


Events in 2015

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 20 December
Three services were held this year, as the parish had reviewed safety and agreed that it was not safe to have people standing in the narrow aisle when everyone was holding candles.  Everyone was able to sit down and enjoy the services in safety and comfort, with 79 people at the 3.00 pm service, 85 at 4.30 pm and 50 at 6.00 pm.  There is another photograph on the Holy Trinity 2015 archive page. 

Carols by Candlelight

Holy Trinity Choir at the 3.00 pm service.

Carols by Candlelight

Holy Trinity Handbell Ringers at the 4.30 pm service.  There is another photograph on the Bells page. 

Carols by Candlelight

The congregation at the 6.00 pm service. 

Boer War Remembrance
Saturday 7 November

Men from the Llandudno area who lost their lives in the Boer War were remembered in a short service at St. Tudno's, which included laying wreaths at the memorial in the churchyard. 

Boer War remembrance

Autumn Working Party
Saturday 17 October

The Friends of St. Tudno's were busy during the autumn Working Party.  The church was cleaned, litter cleared from the churchyard and cut grass raked as part of the wildlife conservation policy.  There are more photographs on the Friends of St. Tudno's 2015 archive page.

Working party

Harvest Festival
Sunday 27 September

The Harvest Festival Service was held in the afternoon and included a collection of tins and packets of food for Conwy Food Bank.  The service was followed by refreshments and marked the end of the summer service season for 2015. 

Harvest Festival

Open Air Songs of Praise
Sunday 30 August, 4.00 pm, open air.
Favourite hymns were chosen and introduced by members of the congregation. 

Songs of Praise

Diocesan Open Church Day: "Saints and Sinners"
Saturday 1 August, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
This included displays on "Saints and Sinners" in the Bible and in local legends and a self-guided churchyard tour: "For All the Saints".  The churchyard tour will be available till the end of the summer and includes information on churchyard wildlife.  The Friends of St. Tudno's welcomed visitors, told them about the church and served refreshments. 

Open Church Day displays

Open Church Day displays

Healing Service
Sunday 26 July, 4.00 pm
Prayers for healing for ourselves, for people whom we know and for situations in the world.

Concert - Saturday 25 July, 7.30 pm

Poster for concert

Choir concert     Recorder players at choir concert

"Music for a Summer Evening" by Cantamus Chamber Choir.

Pet Blessing Service, Sunday 28 June
The service was attended by a number of dogs, two cats (one of whom brought himself), a guinea pig and their owners.  There is another photograph on the Holy Trinity 2015 archive page.  All pets were blessed individually, by name. 

Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service
Pet Blessing Service

St. Tudno's Day, Friday 5 June
The annual St. Tudno's Day Pilgrimage walk took place from Holy Trinity to St. Tudno's, via St. Tudno's Well (visited by kind permisson of the landowners) and was followed by the St. Tudno's Day Eucharist.

St. Tudno's Day pilgrimage

Spring working party, Saturday 16 June
The benches were set out for the summer service, the churchyard tidied and cut grass raked away.  The church was cleaned and there was time to relax and enjoy refreshments. 

Spring working party

Stations of the Resurrection, Sunday 26 April
This service included prayers and readings while walking around the churchyard.  We were blessed with beautiful weather for the service. 

Stations of the Resurrection service

Easter Day, Sunday 5 April

The Easter Vigil was held at St. Tudno's at 5.30 am.

The service included lighting of the new Paschal Candle from a new fire, Vigil readings, renewal of Baptismal vows and the first Eucharist of Easter.

The service was followed by a cooked breakfast.
Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's
Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's
Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's
Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's
Easter breakfast at St. Tudno's

Wednesday 1 April, 7.00 pm, A Service of Light and Shadows for Holy Week
During this service the old Paschal candle was extinguished.

Winter services

Over winter, services at St. Tudno's were held once a month and were followed by hot drinks, cakes and fellowship.  The weather was beautiful for the March service and refreshments were shared outdoors, as it was warmer outside than in the church!

Refreshments after service

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 (left) and 102 (plus two dogs) at 5.00 pm (right). 

Carols by Candlelight 3pm      Carols by Candlelight 5pm

Please see the other St. Tudno's archive files for information on and photographs of events and services from 2006. 

Photographs C. Jones
Last updated: January 2016