What a wonderful summer it has been so far. Rhoscolyn has been very busy with visitors! If you have not visited recently we look forward to seeing you soon.
New Ministry Area Leader
Our new Ministry Area Leader and Vicar of Bro Cybi is the Rev’d Andy Herrick who is also the new Archdeacon of Anglesey arrived in May.
Andy and his wife Sara are living in Trearddur Bay and it’s great to have them with us in our Ministry Area. He has settled in quickly and has taken services ata St Gwenfaen’s on a regular basis.
Rev’d Neil Ridings
Last week the Rev’d Neil Ridings joined us as Associate Vicar. Neil was previously the Ministry Area Leader and Vicar of Bro Cwyfan, which serves the communities around Valley, Bryngwran, Bodedern, Llanfachraeth, Llantrisant, Rhosneigr and Llanfaelog. Some of you will remember Neil when he spent time as a Curate here so it’s a big welcome back to Neil.
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FUNDRAISING AND GATHERINGS
We have also been planning some fundraising events when we look forward to meeting up with old friends and new.
BBQ and FARM WALK
The Barbecue and Farm walk at Gwêl Enlli (Diana and Wil’s land) – took place on Sunday 22 July – and raised £677 with 50% NWWT/50% Church Hall. The sun shone, the food was excellent and a great time was had by all.
Open Church – August
Open Church – 2 until 4 pm each day in August. Humphrey and Sheila are putting the Rota together and if you are able to help us please let them or Edna/Susan know.
Please telephone Humphrey and Sheila: 01407 861816. Or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Flower Festival at St Gwenfaen’s
This will take place 23 August – 27 August inclusive. It will open with a Songs of Praise service on Thursday 23 August at 6 pm to be led by Rev’d Andy Herrick.
‘Summer In Rhoscolyn’ is our theme for this year and it would be lovely to have an array of displays, large or small, which capture the essence of this happy time for visitors and residents. You are welcome to include photographs and artefacts with your flowers.
Please contact Susan Hanbury tel: 01407 860569 so we can prepare sufficient display space. Flowers may be brought to church on Wednesday afternoon, 22nd August between 2 and 5.
This will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August – 10.30 am until 12.30 pm. Please contact Edna if you are able to help on the day – 01407 861388
We have recently been awarded a grant from an Anglesey County Council Trust Fund. Rhoscolyn Community Council has since provided additional funding for alterations at the hall, including changing the layout of the toilet and storage area. We hope to start work on this project early January. Plans will be on the noticeboard at the hall shortly.
Services at St Gwenfaen’s
We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Rhoscolyn and if you have any queries about any of the above information do please let us know.
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 – 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
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.
OPEN CHURCH – AUGUST
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 email@example.com