Bro Celynnin is a Ministry Area in the Diocese of Bangor, and part of the Anglican Church in Wales. We serve every community from Conwy town to Tal-y-Bont in the Conwy valley, offering love, support and prayer, as a growing Christian community. Click here for our Blog.
Conwy valley churches are open every Sunday for public worship:
- 9.30am – St. Peter’s Church in Llanbedr-y-Cennin
- 11am – St. Mary’s Church in Caerhun
The first weekly Service is being held in Gyffin on Wednesday 2nd September:
- 11am – St. Benedict’s Church in Gyffin
Public worship is starting in Conwy again on Sunday 6th September:
- 11am – St. Mary’s Church in Conwy
In order to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 coronavirus, risk assessments for each church have been conducted by Church Wardens, and approved by Archdeacon Mary Stallard and the Ministry Area Council. Please be advised that everyone attending is required to wear a mask, to sit 2m apart, not to embrace, and not to sing. These safety measures will undoubtedly feel very strange at first, but we will get used to them, and they form an essential part of protecting public health. We are not allowed to handle cash anymore, so please consider setting up, or increasing, a regular donation to our Mission via the Gift Direct scheme, or making a thanksgiving gift using our Charities Aid Foundation account. Click here for details.
Weekly Reflection from Bro Celynnin updated 8am Monday
The Bro Celynnin Ministry Area has five medieval churches, and some were built in sacred enclosures, established as places of encounter and transformation by early Christian Saints in the 6th century. One of the oldest churches in Wales dates back to the 12th century. The ancient building sits quietly in the hills above the Conwy valley. It has a holy well in the corner of the sacred enclosure called St. Celynnin’s Well, which was built in the 6th century to heal the sick. Our largest church is in the heart of the medieval-walled town of Conwy itself. It incorporates part of a former Cistercian abbey called Aberconwy Abbey, which dates back to the 12th century. The abbey was the original burial place for the princes of Gwynedd, including Llywelyn the Great. The monks were relocated to Maenan Abbey when King Edward I fortified the town of Conwy, and they built a church on the West side of the Conwy river in the 13th century, on land previously occupied by the King of Gwynedd in the 6th century, and the site of a former Roman fort called Canovium in 75AD.
Why is our website called caruconwy.com?
Caru is the verb to love in Welsh, and it’s central to who we are and what we do as a Christian community in the heart of Conwy and its beautiful valley. Jesus showed how transforming God’s love is for each one of us, and so we are called to love and serve our community. Thank you for building God’s kingdom of love and grace. Diolch o galon.
Atebodd Iesu: “Rwyt i garu’r Arglwydd dy Dduw â’th holl galon, ac â’th holl enaid a’th holl feddwl. Dyma’r gorchymyn cyntaf a’r pwysica. Ond mae yna ail un sydd yr un fath: ‘Rwyt i garu dy gymydog fel rwyt ti’n dy garu dy hun.”
Mathew 22: 37-39 Beibl.net
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Matthew 22: 37-39 NIVUK BibleGateway.com
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