We are looking forward to seeing many of you when you come to Rhoscolyn at Easter.  Our Holy Communion Service on Easter Sunday is at 10.30 am, and it will be celebrated by the Revd Elizabeth Pope.  Some of you will have met Elizabeth when she took our service at Christmas.  She has recently retired to her house in Valley and we enjoy Elizabeth as a member of our St Gwenfaen’s congregation, as well as her taking occasional services in our Ministry Area.  Elizabeth has been a visitor to Rhoscolyn all her life so it’s great she is now able to live close by.


We are pleased to tell you that a new Archdeacon of Anglesey has been appointed, the Revd Canon Andy Herrick.  Andy will also be our new Ministry Area Leader.  We look forward to welcoming Andy and his wife Sara to our Ministry Area, hopefully in May.  Attached is a PDF file about this new appointment.


We give thanks to Rev Jane Bailey who continues to look after us so well during the Interregnum together with our Area Dean, Revd Canon Emlyn Williams.

CHURCH – Painting
St Gwenfaen’s will be closed this Sunday 4 March to allow the painting at church to continue into next week.  We have slotted in this work between services and a wedding on the 17 March.  The lime paint being used is the same as the one used in the Restoration completed in 2012.  When the architect visited recently she was pleased with the way the walls of the church are behaving after the restoration.

CHURCH – Improved Access

As notified earlier we are now concentrating on revisions to the steps up to the church path.  We hope have drawings available at the Easter Coffee Morning.

CHURCH – Sound
We plan to improve the sound system shortly and are investigating how this can be done and the costs involved.


On Easter Monday we are holding a Coffee Morning at the Hall – between 10.30 and 12.30 pm.  We look forward to welcoming friends new and old to this regular village event.

Hall - activities

We have been carrying out maintenance at the hall during the winter and it has been painted during the last few weeks.  It is used regularly for classes, including Yoga, Pilates etc.  And we have several bookings for weddings for 2018 and 2019 as well as parties.

Rhoscolyn Singers are in their third year – and the harmonies they are creating are wonderful.  We have over 50 people on our list and the numbers attending on a weekly basis are regularly between 30 and 40.

Those of you who attended the Rhoscolyn Memories at St Gwenfaen’s Hall on 28 and 29 July, will I’m sure have enjoyed seeing all the interesting artefacts on display. The event was not intended to be an exhibition as such, but it was soon apparent that many people, past and present residents, regular and casual visitors, were keen to share and appreciate the range of artefacts brought to the hall. Over 200 people visited, enjoying refreshments and a ‘paned’, rekindling friendships, meeting cousins for the first time or just to savour a window into a past way of life, people and events still remembered today. £264.94 was raised at the event – via a voluntary collection box.COFFEE MORNING & AFTERNOON TEAHeld on Saturday 12 August a Coffee Morning and Afternoon Tea event was held at the hall We raised £562.70 for St Gwenfaen’s Church funds.


We had a total of 134 visitors this year, plus a pilgrimage visit of 50 from the Brighton area.  When we are in Church preparing for services we often show people around.  This year there have been several people visit who are relatives of previous rectors/vicars etc and we have ourselves learned more about our church and the immediate area.  We collected £102.12.  And others have promised cheques.           ——————————–

Edna Aldred – Tel: 01407 861388 or

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