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Friends of St. Tudno’s AGM and Eucharist, 22 September 2018

editor : November 3, 2018 6:29 pm : FriendsInAction

The Friends’ Eucharist was held at St. Tudno’s and was followed by the AGM at the Rectory. As this was the Friends’ 10th anniversary the afternoon tea after the AGM included a birthday cake and the afternoon finished with the annual slide show of events at St. Tudno’s.

Friends' Eucharist

 

Friends' cake

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Celtic harp and fiddle concert, 24 August 2018

editor : November 3, 2018 5:34 pm : FriendsInAction

The Friends of St. Tudno’s arranged a concert by Delyth and Angharad Jenkins “DnA”, playing Celtic harp and fiddle, respectively. The concert was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. The Friends served refreshments during the interval, while the audience had a chance to chat with the performers.

Concert at St. Tudno's

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Events at St. Tudno’s, autumn 2018

editor : October 18, 2018 11:14 pm : FriendsInAction, TudnosForthcoming

Friends of St Tudno’s autumn working party, Saturday 20 October, beginning at 10.00 am.  Jobs to be completed in the church and churchyard, refreshments provided.

Carols by Candlelight preparation, Saturday 22 December, beginning at 10.00 am.

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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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