Conwy Fairtrade Coalition AGM – Tuesday 9th October (5.30pm)

The Annual General Meeting for the Conwy Fair Trade Coalition will give you an opportunity to meet Gareth Jones, the Leader of Conwy County Borough Council. You will be able to ask questions about the Council and Fairtrade.
The AGM will be held:-
Tuesday 9th October (5.30pm)
Kingdom Krafts
30 Madoc Street
Llandudno
LL30 2TL
Masnach Deg Fair Trade is about making trade fair, and this is achieved by making a difference to the lives of people who produce the food that we love to eat. Gwledd Conwy Feast will be a celebration of God’s harvest, and promises to be a wonderful Food Festival at the end of October.

Why does Fairtrade mean sustainable trade?

Fair Trade will build a sustainable future for all of us, and it is something that we can adopt for the Future Generations in Wales, so that we can improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of our Ministry Area. By increasing the standards of living for farmers and all the other people that work in food production, we can reduce the risks and vulnerabilities that they face. The Fairtrade Minimum Price provides a safety net for food producers, so that they are less vulnerable to price volatility in the global markets. It provides better cash flow, greater access to credit, and the ability to save money more easily. Food producers need to be able to put money aside for a rainy day, or even a scorching Summer! The unpredictable nature of our weather means that food producers never quite know what their harvest will yield, and they are in our prayers. Food security means economic growth for Wales and the rest of the UK. Better incomes mean more money to buy food, and more money to invest in food production, such as grazing for livestock, sustainable fishing, and growing new crops to make them more resilient to climate change, which effects the weather and the price of food.

On 6th June 2008, Wales became the first Fair Trade Nation in the World! We will make sure that we always use Fairtrade tea and coffee in all our churches. Many shops and all the major supermarkets stock Fairtrade goods now, and they tend to be cheaper than some of the other unethical brands.

Psalms 85:10-13 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

 
If you come early, you can browse the stock of Christian books, cards and gifts. They have a great selection of Fairtrade goods, which make ideal Christmas presents! All are welcome to attend the meeting, so come along!

More details from Heather Thompson:-

St. Benedict’s Church in Gyffin

07843 850840

He did it…

21km run on the Llŷn Peninsula for Llamau because nobody in Wales should be vulnerable and homeless.

David Abersoch Half-Marathon

Reverend David Parry completed the Abersoch Half-Marathon in just over 2.5 hours on Saturday 22nd September to raise money for the Llamau charity, which supports homeless young people in Wales. There were quite a few athletes in the event, so he started the run a bit quicker than normal, so as not to hold up the car at the back of the runners! He found it hard-going in the last half, but made it to the Finish Line. We are all so proud of him. Well done!

Many thanks for all the donations. There is still time to help Llamau, by clicking on https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/davidparryconwy.

Llangelynnin Old Church Harvest Celebration (3pm Sunday 16th September)

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3pm on Sunday 16th September

Join us, high on the hills above Henryd, for the first Harvest celebration of the season!

Harvest at Llangelynnin Old Church is always something special. Thankful, beautiful, prayerful and thought-provoking (as well as tea and home-made cake afterwards!).

Walking through such beautiful works of God’s creation as the hills above Conwy seems very appropriate. If you would like to walk there with others, assemble at the middle of three car parks on the Sychnant Pass at 1.15pm. Walking boots and wet-weather clothing (just in case) are recommended. Otherwise, park nearby, with a short walk uphill to the church.  Details of location here.  We hope to see you!

 

Abersoch Half-Marathon (22nd September 2018)

Reverend David Parry is running the Abersoch Half-Marathon on Saturday 22nd September to raise money for Llamau to support the Housing Matters Wales campaign.

Running 21 kilometres on the Llŷn Peninsula for Llamau because nobody in Wales should be vulnerable and homeless.

After seeing the devastating effects in England, when the ‘Supporting People’ ring-fenced funding was removed, we are gravely concerned about the threat that this could pose to homelessness and housing-related support services in Wales. It could place thousands of vulnerable people at much greater risk of homelessness in our communities.

Please click https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/davidparryconwy.

Making a contribution is far less painful than actually doing the run!

Exhibitions in Llangelynnin & Caerhun

Llangelynnin Old Church above Henryd will be open on Saturday 8th September (2.30pm) for an Exhibition on ‘Llangelynnin Old and New’ and a Guided Tour of the ancient church. Free entry, parking and refreshments.

St. Mary’s Church in Caerhun will be open on Saturday 8th September (10am – 4pm) and Sunday 9th September (2pm – 4pm) for an Exhibition on ‘The Romans of Canovium’. Free entry, parking, refreshments and toilet.

Christian Aid this Friday

Christian Aid Cymorth Cristnogol has been allocated a collection day outside the Tesco supermarket in Llandudno Junction (LL31 9XY) on Friday 7th September 2018. Collections will take place between 09:30 and 17:30. Every £1 donated will attract European Union funding of £4. So, for every £1 that you donate, £5 will go towards Christian Aid!

If you would like to volunteer to collect donations for an hour, or get more information about the donations for Christian Aid, please contact Heather Thompson of St. Benedict’s in Gyffin on 07843 850 840.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis starts on Friday 28th September in the Tal-y-Bont Memorial Hall next to the Mary Hughes Playing Fields. There are a number of tables for you to play Singles or Doubles. It’s been arranged by Pat Duncalf of St. Peter’s in Llanbedr-y-Cennin. It’s £5 for a couple, £3 for one adult, and free for children under the age of 16. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. So come along for some light exercise and a chat, any time between 7pm and 9pm on a Friday evening!