December 2017/January 2018
Multi award winning Chirk
The church yard of St Mary’s in Chirk has received an outstanding commendation in the RHS Wales in Bloom It’s your Neighbourhood awards. With a score of 94 out of 100, the judges wrote: “This is without doubt an exemplary neighbourhood project that has captured the imagination of both all of those involved in maintaining and developing the churchyard as an exciting living environment, as well as the wider community in Chirk. I was particularly impressed by your team spirit and your ability to develop and deliver a whole range of projects and activities that include something for everyone!” Well done to the churchyard team at St Mary’s.
Keeping it all tidy: In Abergele (right), the volunteer groundsmen have been working hard to keep St Michael’s in good shape.
Flower Festival in Llanasa
A very successful Flower Festival was held at Llanasa Parish Church concluding with our Harvest Festival.on the Sunday.
Church in the Welsh Countryside
You can read the full version of Norman Morris’ article here: 25th-anniversary-of-the-Church-in-Wales-Report-Church-in-the-Welsh-Countryside
2017 marks 500 years since the start of the Reformation and the Revd Sally Rogers from the Aled Mission Area, reflects on My-life-with-the-Lutherans
Gwneud y gorau o’ch Treftadaeth / Making the most of your Heritage
You can read the full version of Bleddyn Hughes article in Welsh and an edited version in English:
Full Welsh article – Gwneud-gorau-och-Treftadaeth
Edited English article – Making-the-most-of-your-Heritage
Aled Mission Area Office Opening and Dedication
The official opening of the Aled Mission Area office took place on 5 July, when Bishop Gregory was invited to cut the ribbon and join members of the MA for refreshments. He heard a little about the current work and future plans of the Mission Area. The chairs of the Mission Area committees brought him up to date with progress so far, and the Mission Area summer children’s worker Laura Haig talked about her work in arranging activities for children at fun days. Bishop Gregory observed that it was the first time he’d been invited to such a ceremony, and the Mission Area team were very pleased to show off their new office at 36A Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea.
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St Mark’s tidy up
Fifty years of rubbish has been cleared away from the grounds of St Mark’s Church, Caia Park in Wrexham. The Tesco’s Community Project team in Wrexham worked alongside the Church Army to remove old junk from the basement of the church, clear pathways, cut down overgrown bushes and clear litter. For the first time in many years light was seen streaming through the beautiful windows of the church’s north aisle. Thank you to Ali Roberts and her team at Tesco, Captain Chris, Josh and Ruth.
Welcome to Mrs Chigumira
The congregation of St Cystennin’s Church near Llandudno Junction recently welcomed Mrs M Chigumira, the wife of the Revd Godfrey Chigumira, from Zimbabwe.