‘Living His Story’ continues

CHANCES TO MEET ON ZOOM THIS WEEK …

E-mail us to get the links you need

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.


Zoom Chums
11.00am Fridays

Make friendships, find encouragement and chat.

For the link (which is the same each week) contact Jane Williams on
thechums2021@gmail.com

Latest News

‘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.

Zoom
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

Prayer
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.

Easter Day

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. 

Maundy Thursday

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.

Waiting for the Light

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:

Holy Week in Bro Celynnin

Palm Sunday 11am Zoom Service, all welcome – please get in touch if you don’t have the link [and don’t forget that British Summer Time starts on Palm Sunday so UK clocks go forward 1 hour]

The shared Lent course with St James’ Church Fergus, Ontario Canada comes to an end on Tuesday (and we will be joined by Bishop Andy of Bangor). We have also contributed to St James’ latest Taizé service, which will be available to watch on Wednesday Link to follow.

Maundy Thursday (1st April) 7pm – a warm invitation to join St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy for this joint service on Zoom. Link to follow.

On Easter Sunday, the 7:30am BBC Radio Wales Celebration Service comes from St Mary’s Conwy (with choir and congregational singing which was recorded last year).

As well as sending Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter videos, we are resuming services in buildings:

Good Friday 3pm St Benedict’s Gyffin– a reflective service on the Cross

Easter Sunday 9:30am St Peter’s Llanbedr-y-Cennin, 11am St Mary’s Caerhun and 11am St Mary’s Conwy.

Everyone attending must wear a mask (unless medically exempt) observe social distancing and comply with track and trace, even if already vaccinated. Please stay away if you have any Covid-like symptoms or are in quarantine.

Follow the family Easter Trail around Conwy & Gyffin with QR codes to find which tell the story of Holy Week – and look out for Easter Gardens at St Mary’s & St Benedict’s

Lent: A time to pray

This week, in the fifth of our Lent series of videos, Andy Broadbent reflects on Jesus’s teaching about prayer in the Sermon on the Mount – and how timely that is this Lent.

Also, this weekend marks a year since we had the last services in our church buildings before the first ‘lockdown’.  As we approach all of these first anniversaries, we thank God for bringing us through this time, for all we have learned together and how our life continues in so many ways, including on-line.  Many of us have experienced a deepened, inner life of prayer – so fitting for today’s video.