|Bro Celynnin supports more than 60 families with a monthly food shop, which we now call ‘Bags of Love’ – much appreciated help in these challenging times. Please consider making a one-off or regular financial donation to this work (making sure you let us know that’s what your gift is for). We will also be collecting food to include in the deliveries at all of our church services. In-date and non perishable staples like tins, pasta and sauce please.|
In a field of mountain ponies, David Parry reflects on a rural tradition which might help us today.
The third in our series of local people telling us of how they have become a part of God’s story here:
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Services in our Church buildings
Sunday 25th April
9.30am Communion at St Peter’s Llanbedr-y-Cennin
11.00am Communion at St Mary’s Caerhun
11.00am Morning Worship at St Mary’s Conwy
Wednesday 28th April
11.00am Communion at St Benedict’s Gyffin
For Zoom links for all of the following, please e-mail here
Monday 26th April at 4.30pm: Annual Vestry Meeting
Monday 26th April at 7.00pm: Monday Evening Prayer
Tuesday 27th April at 10.30am: ‘Acts on Zoom’ Bible Study
Friday 30th April at 11.00am: Zoom Chums
CHANCES TO MEET ON ZOOM THIS WEEK …
Monday Evening Prayer
7.00pm – 8.00pm Monday 19th April
A chance to pray together on zoom, with a simple act of worship and prayer followed by a discussion about how we can develop our prayer life together.
Tuesday morning Zoom Coffee
10.30am – 11.30am Tuesday 20th April
Would you like to take time on a Tuesday morning to explore the Bible together? All welcome to a lively, informal and friendly conversation, gathering around the Book of Acts.
Make friendships, find encouragement and chat.
For the link (which is the same each week) contact Jane Williams on
‘Living His Story’ this Easter
Today we begin a short series of weekly videos featuring the stories of some of those who worship with us in Bro Celynnin. We hope you will find them a real encouragement as they share their faith in the risen Lord Jesus.
For the past 11 months we’ve been meeting at least once a week on zoom. Worshipping together, growing closer and learning in this way has been an unexpected bonus of this time. Join us on Tuesday at 10.30am to explore how we should zoom into the future! Contact us for a zoom link here
If you can’t be there, but have ideas about what you would find helpful to be offered on-line, please drop us a note here.
Annual Vestry Meeting: 4.30pm Monday 26th April
A chance to hear what’s happening in Bro Celynnin (It’s also where we appoint our Ministry Area Wardens.) All welcome.
Contact us to get a zoom link here
This week, we were sorry to hear of the death of HRH Duke of Edinburgh. Also, closer to home, the funeral of Carl McGrath, the skipper of the missing fishing vessel the ‘Nicola Faith’ took place in St Mary’s Conwy. For all who mourn this day, we pray they may know the hope and consolation of Christ’s risen life.
A prayer from the Church in Wales:
Drugarog Arglwydd, bydd yn agos at bawb sy’ngalaru, yn enwedig y Frenhines a phob aelod o’r Teulu Brenhinol. Boed iddynt ymdeimlo â chysur dy gariad, trwy Iesu Grist ein Harglwydd. Amen.
Merciful God, be close to all who mourn, especially The Queen and all members of the Royal Family. May they know the comfort of your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Alleluia! Christ is Risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
That is the anthem that begins today’s video as we celebrate Easter, composed this year by Chris Roberts who is also one of our singers in the concluding famous Welsh resurrection hymn ‘Pan oedd Iesu dan yr hoelion’.
Click here for details of our Easter Day services in the church buildings and the Celebration broadcast from St Marys Conwy on Radio Wales.
May you know the peace, joy and hope of Christ’s risen life, today and always.
Today Hazel Sturt brings us a beautiful arrangement of ‘O Waly, Waly’ with the words of Isaac Watts’ hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’, which is followed by a reflection for Good Friday by Rev Eryl Parry.
There will be a reflective service ‘At the cross’ in St Benedict’s Gyffin at 3.00pm. Details here.
Today we are delighted to release the first of three short films, each with a piece of music recorded in St Mary’s Conwy, followed by a reflection.
For Maundy Thursday we hear the hauntingly beautiful ‘Ubi Caritas’, a plainsong melody played on cor anglais by Melanie Cross and accompanied by Chris Roberts – fittingly set in front of the ‘Last Supper’ window of St Mary’s Conwy.
Rev David Parry then reflects on John 13:1-7 from the chancel in St Benedict’s Gyffin, with its stunning 15th century mural of the saints.
Click here for details of our joint Maundy Thursday service with St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy.
We are so pleased to be able to offer ‘Waiting for the Light’ as a joint Taize service with St James Fergus, Ontario with participation from those from Bro Celynnin. You can download the service sheet, with all the words and music on the link below. Why not light a candle and bring it to your screen?
You can also follow all the words and the music on this service sheet: