Join the Lent Group in Conwy

Explore the rich meaning and symbolism of Communion by joining the Lent Group on Monday evenings at St. Mary’s Church Hall, in Conwy.

It starts on Monday 11th March (7pm – 8.30pm).

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. There’s a Communion for the whole of the Bro Celynnin Ministry Area on Wednesday 6th March (11am) at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy. All are welcome, including people who live outside our Ministry Area.

Come along!

Do you want to make a difference to the life of a young person?

Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) is an Early Intervention Programme to safeguard children who are at risk of being excluded from school.

There was an introductory meeting at St. John’s Church, in Conwy, on Monday 18th February. More information is available on the website tlg.org.uk.

Aberconwy School has said that it will provide some TLG volunteers. No school wants to expel a child. Education is a privilege for all children and young people who live in this part of the World. That’s why it’s so important for us to take early intervention to prevent a child from being excluded.

What is the role of a TLG volunteer?

  • to help one child for one hour per week for a school year
  • to provide loving support to that child
  • to befriend that child and improve their emotional wellbeing
  • to mentor that child and provide guidance
  • to be a role model to that child and inspire them
  • to pray for that child to give them hope and confidence
  • to build trust and let the child know that they are safe
  • to serve your local school and be a blessing 

There are a number of reasons why children show negative behaviour and can’t concentrate in school. It could be due to bereavement, bullying, family breakdown, or anxiety. They may have special needs, or they could be in the care system. They could be living in poverty and experiencing hunger, especially in the holidays when they don’t have a lifeline. Whatever the reason, these vulnerable children have a tough start in life, and it’s been proven that early intervention can be a success, giving young people the ability to reach their true potential.

The programme has been developed by teachers and psychologists. The coordinator is Gareth Williams, who is currently one of the Children and Family Workers at St. John’s Church. Please contact Gareth to discuss training as a TLG volunteer. You can make a difference to the life of a young person.

We hope that you will be able to give at least 95% of your time in a school year. You can agree the days and times with the coordinator and the local school. Parental consent has been given for this to take place.

A training event is being held on Wednesday 27th March, in Prestatyn. If you are interested in attending, please contact the coordinator, Gareth Williams:-

  • Mobile: 07594 597816
  • Email: fantasticfive@live.co.uk

Event in Craig-y-Don on Monday evening

It’s a fact that 95% of children and young people don’t think that going to Church is cool, so Scripture Union is addressing this by running the 95 Campaign.

They are having an Evening Reception to celebrate the Ministry at St. David’s Methodist Church, Craig-y-Don, Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno, LL30 1YY on Monday 18th February (7pm-9pm). They’ll let you know what’s being done to make Jesus known to children and young people in North Wales. There will be opportunities to listen to stories, respond in prayer, hear future plans and eat together.

Scripture Union Wales Cymru would be thrilled if you could join them for this Event. Drinks and a light buffet will also be served. For catering purposes, please let them know whether you are able to attend by emailing Rachel Settatree on CelebrationEvent@scriptureunion.org.uk or Tel. (01766) 239347.

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Come along to the Visitor Welcome Team Morning in Conwy on Saturday 9th March

As we look ahead to the new season, which begins on 26th March, we’re gathering as a team of new and existing volunteers at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, on Saturday 9th March (9.30am – 12pm). It will be a morning full of facts and fun, and there’s always cake when we meet!

Our Visitor Welcome Team greeted over 16,000 visitors and local people last year. The morning will be practical in nature, giving everyone all they need to take part in the valuable work of meeting and greeting visitors in this great place of worship and heritage. An important part of volunteering is to make new friends, as well as to serve our community. The morning will provide a great opportunity to share knowledge and  to welcome new team members. If you would like to join the Team for the 2019 season, please get in touch with us on 5churchinfo@gmail.com, or via the Contact form.

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St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, has been a place of continuous worship for over 850 years. It’s a place of historical and spiritual significance, the site of Aberconwy Abbey and older than Conwy castle!

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The Church will be open from 26th March to the end of October 2019:-

  • Monday (10am – 4pm)
  • Tuesday (10am – 4pm)
  • Wednesday (11.30am – 4pm)
  • Thursday (10am – 4pm)
  • Friday (10am – 4pm)
  • Saturday (11am – 3pm)

Your invitation to Celtic Prayer and Praise in Gyffin this Sunday evening

Sunday 17th February (6pm)

Once again, on the third Sunday of the month, we’ll be gathering in the beautiful and atmospheric surroundings of St. Benedict’s Church, in Gyffin, for a reflective Service. There’ll be acoustic Worship in this ancient Church, a Reflection by Reverend David Parry and a welcoming cuppa when you arrive. We’d love to see you there.

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Celtic Prayer and Praise this Sunday

We’re gathering this Sunday in the warmth and safety of St. Benedict’s Church in Gyffin at 6pm. It’s our monthly Celtic Prayer and Praise Service by candlelight, so come along to this beautiful Church. It’s a place where all of you can relax, so let’s worship together.

You’ll be welcomed with a cup of hot chocolate too. Some people are bringing their own reusable cups to Church, but don’t worry if you forget yours, we’ve got plenty of cups for you!