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Friends of St. Tudno’s guided walk, 15 August 2018

editor : August 20, 2018 5:43 pm : FriendsInAction, Latest

The theme of the walk was industrial archaeology and the walk was led by Nick Challinor of the Great Orme Exploration Society. Despite heavy rain we examined some sites and learnt about copper mining in Bronze Age and Victorian times.

Friends of St. Tudno's walk.

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St. Tudno’s Open Day, 4 August 2018

editor : August 12, 2018 5:59 pm : FriendsInAction

The Friends of St. Tudno’s welcomed visitors to their annual open day, served refreshments and invited people to explore the church and churchyard. During the day some of the Friends worked in the churchyard to uncover gravestones which had become overgrown.

St. Tudno's Church.

St. Tudno's Church open day.

Churchyard maintenance.

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Friends of St. Tudno’s Pilgrimage, 13 July 2018

editor : August 12, 2018 5:38 pm : FriendsInAction

About two dozen people took part in the Friends’ Pilgrimage, including some visitors to Llandudno, and Pilgrim Prayers were said along the way.

At Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch the Friends were given a tour of the church with its beautiful Jesse Window, walked to St. Dyfnog’s Well and saw pottery demonstrations at the Anvil Pottery.

St. Dyfnog's Church, Llanrhaeadr

St. Dyfnog’s Church, Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch.

After lunch at the Ponderosa Cafe and a drive through Horseshoe Pass, the Friends visited Valle Crucis Abbey, where Vicar Andrew borrowed the costume of a Cistercian Monk and talked about the history of the Abbey.

Pilgrimage to Valle Crucis Abbey

At Valle Crucis Abbey.

The final stop on the Pilgrimage was Llantysilio, near Llangollen. Some walked from the church to Horseshoe Falls and the Pilgrimage ended with Pilgrim Prayers in the church with members of Llantysilio’s congregation, who kindly served refreshments afterwards.

Service at Llantysilio Church.

Service at Llantysilio Church.


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Friends’ working party, 8 July 2018

editor : July 21, 2018 11:43 am : FriendsInAction, Latest

The Friends of St. Tudno’s held a working party to tidy the churchyard, weeding the steps, cutting back invasive plants, etc.

Churchyard working party


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Friends of St. Tudno’s Pilgrimage, Friday 13 July 2018

editor : June 26, 2018 5:18 pm : FriendsInAction, Latest, TudnosForthcoming

The Friends welcome you to join us for our Pilgrimage on Friday 13 July. We will leave Holy Trinity at 9.00 am, travelling first to St. Dyfnog’s Church at Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, near Denbigh, where we will be given a tour of the church and an explanation of the beautiful Jesse Window, which dates from 1533. There will be an opportunity to visit St. Dyfnog’s Well but this is optional as the path is very rough.  While in the village, there will be a demonstration at the Anvil Pottery and tea / coffee will be available at the King’s Head pub. From Llanrhaeadr we will climb (in the cars!) up to 1400’ (427 m) above sea level to the Ponderosa Cafe at the head of the Horseshoe Pass. Popular with motorcyclists, the “recce” party found this to provide a variety of good value snacks and meals, with fast service. We will then descend through the dramatic Horseshoe Pass to the atmospheric ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey, just outside Llangollen. After exploring the Abbey we will continue to our final destination, nearby Llantysilio Church. There will be time here to look around the church and take a walk to the lovely Horseshoe Falls. During the day, Pilgrim Prayers will be said along the way and we will finish with a short service in Llantysilio church, after which the people of the parish will very kindly serve tea and scones.

Costs for the day will be as follow. Tea / coffee at Llanrhaeadr: £2.00. Lunch at the Ponderosa Cafe: various prices starting at about £6.00 for sandwiches and a cake. Entry to Valle Crucis Abbey: Adult £4.00; Senior £3.20; Cadw card holders free. In addition, we will be asking for a small donation to both churches which we will visit. If you would like come on the Pilgrimage, please contact St. Tudno’s.

At Llantysilio Church

Members of the “recce” party with the Churchwardens of Llantysilio Church.

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Great Get Together preparation, Sunday 24 June 2018

editor : June 26, 2018 5:09 pm : FriendsInAction, Latest

The Friends of St. Tudno’s prepared an area of the churchyard and set out food for the picnic which had been brought by people attending the Great Get Together open air service.

Great Get Together preparation


Great Get Together preparation

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St. Tudno’s spring working party, 26 May 2018

editor : May 29, 2018 2:18 pm : FriendsInAction, Latest

The Friends of St. Tudno’s had a busy day preparing the church and churchyard for the summer season. The church was cleaned, benches set out for the open air services, a new rope fitted to the flagpole, litter collected from the churchyard and  grass raked.

Working party lunch break

Members of the Friends taking a break for lunch.


Setting out benches

Bringing benches out from the shed for the open air services.


Raking churchyard grass

Raking and removing cut grass, to help encourage wildlife.


Cleaning brasses.

Cleaning brasses and welcoming visitors.


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Easter breakfast, 1 April 2018

editor : April 20, 2018 2:18 pm : FriendsInAction, Latest

The Friends of St. Tudno’s Church cooked a breakfast of bacon baps after the Easter Vigil service at St. Tudno’s.

Cooking the Easter breakfast

After breakfast following the Easter Vigil

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Carols by Candlelight preparation – 16 & 17 December 2017

editor : December 22, 2017 12:10 pm : FriendsInAction

The Friends were busy during the Carols by Candlelight weekend. On the Saturday the church was cleaned, rearranged a bit to fit in additional seating and decorated. On the Sunday path light were set out, the Friends took part in the three services, cleared away afterwards and were delighted to welcome everyone who attended the services. Photographs of the services can be found here.

Carols by Candlelight preparation.


Carols by Candlelight preparation.

Carols by Candlelight preparation.

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Autumn working party, 14 October 2017

editor : October 26, 2017 5:01 pm : FriendsInAction, Latest

During the working party the Friends of St. Tudno’s cleaned the church, put away the benches for winter, raked and removed grass to encourage wildlife in the churchyard – and still had time to enjoy some refreshments!

Autumn working party

Autumn working party

Autumn working party

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