Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th October
St. Mary’s Church in Conwy is at the heart of the Gwledd Conwy Feast (a food and arts festival in the town). Admission is free to all the activities in the Church. There’s something for all the family, including Lunchtime Concerts and Children’s Workshops with a potter, an artist in residence, storytelling and crafts aplenty. There will even be a Spectacular Projected Light Show by digital artist Andy McKeown, with Live Choirs and Musicians. It will be an absolute feast for all the senses! Something you won’t want to miss! Take a look at the preview.
We look forward to seeing you there!
All the times for the activities are listed below:-
Coffee Morning Saturday 27th October (10am – 12.30pm)
St. Mary’s Church in Caerhun has organised a coffee morning on Saturday 27th October (10am – 12.30pm) at Rowen Memorial Hall. There will be Tombola, White Elephant, plant stalls and much more!
All are welcome to attend the Memorial Hall in Rowen.
The Gobaith Conwy Light Party is being held at St. John’s Methodist Church on Wednesday 31st October (5.30pm – 7.30pm). It’s a Gobaith Conwy Event for families that has been organised by St John’s, St Mary’s and St. Benedict’s Churches. Drinks and snacks will be available, and there’s no charge for joining in on all the fun!
It will be themed on a light party, and will include crafts, games, songs and stories for all the children. We will be making lanterns as one of our craft activities, and there will be a prize for the most brightly-dressed costume!
If the weather is kind, we will even go on a lantern trail around Conwy, so bring your torches with fully-charged batteries!
‘End of Season’ Communion Service Sunday 21st October (3pm)
The last Communion Service of the year will be held at the ancient church of Llangelynnin this Sunday 21st October at 3pm, high on the hills above Conwy. It will mark the end of our 2018 season of monthly services that we have been holding there. This 12th century Church is over 900 feet above the nearest village of Henryd on the South side of Tal-y-Fan, and it has a serenity and ancient beauty that always captures the heart of a pilgrim.
You can join people by walking there, or you can park nearby. If the weather is kind, and you decide to walk, meet in the middle of the three car parks on Sychnant Pass at 1.15pm. Bring waterproof clothing and walking boots. It will be a medium-paced walk up to Llangelynnin Old Church [OS grid reference SH751737]. There are some stiles to negotiate, but there will be plenty of people to help you!
After the Service, we can enjoy the hospitality of Clive and Heather Addison at their home near the Church. There will be hot cups of tea and coffee, homemade cakes, and a welcome loo stop!
The Escape Artists have set up a new Art Group, called Still Life, in Conwy town, for people who have been bereaved. The loss of a relative, friend or colleague affects all of us at some point. This group gives you a chance to be with people who have shared that experience of loss. It’s a friendly and informal group, and free of charge. Professional artists run each workshop, and use a wide range of media. Cruse bereavement counsellors also take part in the art group each week, and they are available to talk privately, in a separate room, if that’s your wish.
It’s starting on Tuesday 23rd October at the Church Hall in Conwy, and will be held every Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm. You don’t need to book, or have any previous experience of art. The focus in the first few weeks will be on origami-inspired paper boats, pottery, painting, drawing and Christmas cards. So come along, even if you just want to see what it’s all about!
On Tuesday 30th October, there is a change of venue. Still Life will be held in the Comrades Club just down the road on 7, Church Street, Conwy, LL32 8AF (Royal British Legion Club).
The Escape Artists will be back in the Church Hall in Conwy on Tuesday 6th November every Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm. There are a few exceptions in the New Year when the hall is not available, but we’ll let you know the alternative venue for our Art Group before Christmas.
The second session on exploring The Lord’s Prayer will be held in the homes of parishioners. You can choose to attend any of the dates and times listed below:-
Monday 22nd October (7pm – 8.30pm) in Gyffin
Tuesday 23rd October (7pm – 8.30pm) in Llanbedr-y-Cennin
Wednesday 24th in October (10.30am – 1pm) Tŷ’n-y-Groes
Thursday 25th October (1.30pm – 3pm) in Conwy
If you were unable to attend the first session on 15th October, then please contact us for the address information and further details of the second session.
People introduction on Monday 15th October (7pm – 8.30pm) at the Church Hall in Conwy, which will start by exploring The Lord’s Prayer.
There will be a chance to join a 6 week series, that will be hosted during the day and the evening in the homes of people who live in the Conwy valley and the town. It will be interesting, inspiring, informal and fun for everyone!
A great way to get to know each other better, so come along!
Concert with Maelgwn Male Voice Choir with contributions from Tal-y-Bont School. Tŷ’n-y-Groes Chapel (LL32 8SY). Sunday 14th October (7pm). Tickets £5 on the door.
Cyngerdd yng nghwmni Cor Meibion Maelgwn gyda eitemau gan Ysgol Tal-y-Bont. Capel Tŷ’n-y-Groes (LL32 8SY). Nos Sul, Hydref 14eg (7yh). Tocynnau £5 ar y drws.
Working together is far better than ploughing that lonely furrow! After all, there is no ‘i’ in ‘team’. Christians are making Jesus known to the next generations of people who live in the Conwy Valley. Psalm 133 is all about Unity Undod, and the blessed fruit which it produces.
Psalm 133 – The Blessedness of Unity – A Song of Ascents
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the LORD ordained his blessing, life for evermore.
Harvest Supper on Monday 8th October (7pm) at the Memorial Hall in Rowen
Harvest Festival Communion on Sunday 7th October (9.30am) at St. Peter’s in Llanbedr-y-Cennin
Harvest Festival Communion on Sunday 7th October (11am) at St. Mary’s in Caerhun