Saturday, 26 December 2015

Advent calendar

All the doors on the Advent calendar are now open, so you can watch any of the videos you like. The link to the calendar will remain until the evening of January 6th.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Advent Calendar

This year's Advent Calendar is available to view from December 1st, though as usual, you can't open any door before its due date (so no cheating!) You can reach it by clicking on the link above - if you can't see the words "Advent Calendar" on a red background, that will most likely be because your computer is remembering the last time you visited the church website, when the link wasn't available. Just press CTRL and F5, which will make your system go back and have another look.

All the video clips have been uploaded to YouTube, which means on the plus side that they will arrive at your computer fairly quickly, but on the minus side that you may get the odd adverts appearing. You can normally get rid of them by clicking on the "x" at the top right corner.

I haven't done this much video-editing before, so some of it is not terribly expert - apologies for that - but I hope you find it enjoyable even so. Very many thanks to all the people who agreed to take part; I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. KM-D.

Friday, 16 October 2015

AOOIC visit

On Wednesday 7th October St Dyfnog’s Church was privileged to welcome a very eminent group of visitors. Members of The Anglican Orthodox Oriental International Commission, which is made up of Leading Church figures from Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Churches, came to see the Jesse Window and visit St Dyfnog’s Well. The Vicar, Val Rowlands, welcomed them to St Dyfnog’s, and June Hughes, Churchwarden, gave a short talk on the life of St Dyfnog and the history of the Jesse Window. The majority of the group walked up to the well and spent a short time there before leaving for Canolfan Dewi Sant in Pensarn on the next phase of their visit. Later in the day a Solemn Evensong was held in their honour at St Asaph Cathedral.

The Commission met over several days and stayed at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. The purpose of their meeting was to strengthen relationships between the different Churches and to discuss theological issues. They were accompanied throughout by Bishop Gregory, who is the co-chair of the AOOIC.

Monday, 5 October 2015

From the Vicar - October 2015

The sight of the glorious moon in our skies over the last few days has filled us with a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty of God’s creation. Even if you didn’t manage to get up at 3am to see the eclipse, we have been privileged to see some stunning night skies. Driving back from Denbigh last night it felt almost as if I was going to drive into the moon it was so low and so large, yet stunningly beautiful. Go to NEWS to read more.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Open Doors

A wonderful range of interesting, unusual and beautiful historic homes and buildings will be open to the public for tours and talks this September. This fascinating heritage event weekend is part of a European wide programme and brought to you by the Civic Trust for Wales, Ruthin and Denbigh Civic Society and Denbighshire County Council.

Pick up the full Open Doors booklet from any Denbighshire Library.

St Dyfnog’s features in this years Open Doors event, and June and Shirley will be offering tours of the church on Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th, at 2:00pm each day. Further details can be found in the Ruthin & District Open Doors booklet, which also has information about the many other buildings open during the weekend of September 26-27.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Grouped parishes service this month!

Don't forget that there's a fifth Sunday in August, on the 30th. There will be no service at St Dyfnog's on that day, but a grouped parishes service at St James Nantglyn - Holy Eucharist at 11:15. All welcome!

Directions for those who need them: from St Dyfnog's, turn left up the hill (past the old Vicarage) and continue for about two and a half miles, to Prion crossroads. Turn left and continue for another mile and a half, until you reach the T-junction at Saron (Caer Mynydd Caravan Park on either side of you and Saron Chapel ahead). Turn right and continue for another two miles to Nantglyn, where you will have to stop at the crossroads; turn right, and the church is on the left after about 100 yards, opposite the church hall.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

No more Pilates at St Dyfnog's

A message from Ceris:

Unfortunately I won't be able to continue the class at church, so there will be no session this coming Thursday, June 11th.

However, I do have lots of Pilates classes at my studio which is at 12-14 Hall Square Denbigh. There is a class on a Thursday at the studio at 1:00pm - 1:45pm - booking is required by calling 07979 313 165. Individual class price £6.

Alternatively there are drop-in classes at the HWB Denbigh on Monday 10:15 am - 11:00am, priced at £5, no booking required.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Book & Plant Fair

Don't forget - Book & Plant Fair this week!

Thursday May 14th . 10:30 until 6:30
Friday May 15th . 10:30 until 6:30
Saturday May 16th . 10:30 until 2:30

See you there!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

From the Vicar - Easter 2015

The Cross lies at the very heart of the Christian faith, for without the cross there would be no Easter Morning, no Resurrection. We can sometimes take the cross for granted, use it for decoration, make it presentable with candles and flowers, yet the cross is not an easy object to gaze upon, but an instrument of pain and torture that has become for us a symbol of love and sacrifice.
Go to NEWS to read Val's Easter message in full.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A Church for the Future

Living and Learning – a six-week course led by Bernard Thomas and Michael Williams

Wednesday March 11th at 7:00pm in St Mary’s Church, Denbigh

This first meeting is an exploratory one, and will be an opportunity to agree plans for a six week course which will hopefully help people begin to work together across the Deanery / Mission Area.

The six sessions are:
  • Being a Pilgrim People
  • Called to Discipleship
  • The Church and the Kingdom
  • Being Anglican
  • A Missionary Church
  • Ministry for Mission
It can be followed as a stand-alone course or can lead on to further sessions. Each session will last between an hour and an hour and a half.

Friday, 27 February 2015

From the Vicar - March 2015

As we celebrate St David’s Day we are reminded of the early Christian Saints who brought the good news of Jesus to our shores. St Dyfnog Patron Saint of our Church was a follower of St David and he would have been one of the numerous Celtic Saints who established Christian Communities throughout Wales. To read more, go to NEWS.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Big Breakfast

Another ‘Big Breakfast’ is being held on Saturday March 7th, from 10:30 to 12:30 in the Chapel vestry, raising funds for the St. Dyfnog’s Well Restoration. Many of you will have been to this event in previous years and know what excellent value it is, from Angela’s home-made marmalade for the toast, to the excellent bacon that Llinos fetches specially from Corwen, all produced by Elfed in the kitchen and his band of helpers.  Do please try to attend this community event for a very worthwhile cause. We need to all pull together for this Well Restoration which will ultimately affect so many of us, from walks in the woods, to educational trips for schools and quiet times of reflection and prayer. We hope that eventually it will attract many people from pilgrims to ramblers, and be a peaceful haven for all of us.

Monday, 12 January 2015

from the Vicar - January 2015

Christmas and New Year have come and gone and it has been a delight to share our first Christmas with you all. The New Year brings with it a new beginning as we give thanks to God for the year that has ended and look forward to 2015. To read more, go to NEWS.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Candlelit Taizé Service

There will be a candlelit Grouped Parishes Taizé Service for Candlemas on Sunday February 1st at 5.00pm.

Taizé is an Ecumenical Monastic Community in France. The Taizé style of worship centres around the singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. 

The service in Llangwyfan will last approximately 45mins. A warm welcome to all.