Events

We will shortly be publishing our fundraising events for 2019.

If you have any new ideas of how we could raise funds, do please get in touch with us!

Hello everyone

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.
It’s really good to be able to open our church as much as possible in the summer months, to share our lovely church with others.

Please telephone Humphrey and Sheila: 01407 861816. Or email them on humshe@kpsmedia.co.uk

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.

Coffee Morning

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

The Hall
The hall continues to be busy with parties and weddings and we are lucky to have such a lovely venue to meet.  It is also a regular venue for Yoga, Pilates and  Rhoscolyn Singing.

Grant application

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 continue to hold our regular Sunday services at 9.15 am on Sunday where you can be assured of a warm welcome to a service of Holy Communion or Morning Prayer.

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.

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Easter 2018
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.

NEW APPOINTMENT

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.

INTERREGNUM

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

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.

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2017
RHOSCOLYN MEMORIES
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.

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 gwenfaen@gmail.com

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