Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Virtual Evening Prayer

While normal church services are suspended, Denbigh Mission Area’s Travelling Evensong has become Virtual Evening Prayer: that is to say, there is a said service, hosted by John Harris, on Zoom every Friday at 5:00pm. It lasts about half an hour. Service leaders and readers change week by week.

Here is the Zoom link, which you will need to copy and paste into your browser: 

The link will be active about fifteen minutes before the service is due to start.

If you’re already familiar with Skype, Zoom will pose no problems. No software installation should be required; you need only to use the link above to join the service. Order of service and the Psalm for the Day will be shown on screen. If you do run into difficulties, please email me (kath-b@btconnect.com) after the service, and I will do my best to resolve them for you – a practice Zoom session, to explain how everything works, is perfectly possible.

All are welcome to join us – please forward this information to anybody else you think might like to do so.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

from Val

Dear Friends
I hope you are well and have been able to enjoy the beautiful weather.  The lockdown has meant we have paused from the busyness of daily life and taken the time to notice in greater detail the beauty of the world around us, the birds, the trees and the flowers.  The blossoms are just beginning to fall but nature has put on her finest display. 
The horrors of the pandemic are evident in all we see and hear, but we hope and pray that we have passed the peak and our efforts to stay home and socially distance will bear fruit.
Many have been taking their daily exercise by walking the lanes around the village.  Whilst passing folks on the other side of the road, social distancing, it has been good to greet folks by giving a friendly wave.   There is no chance of a stranger coming alongside us in these lockdown days, but we have seen some folks that maybe we haven’t seen for a while and it has been a joy to do so.
The Gospel reading for Sunday focuses on the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus.  Following the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday they are feeling disappointed and fearful and decide to set off for home.  Walking along the road they are joined by a stranger; they do not recognise that this is Jesus.  Even so they invite him to stay with them and it is in the breaking of the bread that their eyes are opened and they recognise Jesus.
Jesus still walks alongside us today; he has promised that he will never leave us nor forsake us.  May you find comfort in his presence and his peace.
With Every Blessing…Val

readings are available to download in the panel on the right.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

from Val

Dear Friends

This week has once again brought more restrictions to help to combat the spread of Coronavirus.  Many of you will be aware that the Church is now CLOSED until further notice.  This is unprecedented in the history of the Church and not something we ever thought we would see, but we must do our best to keep ourselves and others safe.

The beautiful weather belies the seriousness of the situation, but natures springtime brings hope and promise.

On Sunday we enter Passiontide when we turn from the temptations of Jesus in the desert and turn to face the Cross and Christ's suffering.    We remain united in prayer and I attach Sunday's readings for your own quiet time.  Also a service of Compline, the final service of the day, which you may like to use in the evening.

Keep safe and well.

Every Blessing...Val

Monday, 23 March 2020

From Val

Sundays will feel strange without our usual service but the cycle of prayer continues through our own private prayers. You can download from the list of the right each Sunday’s readings and a Service of the Word you may like to use at home.  The Church remains open as a place of solace and prayer.  We may be prevented from meeting together but God hears our prayers and knows our hearts. 

Thursday, 17 January 2019

The Hippopotamus Song

The Hippopotamus Song, as performed at the 2018 Christmas Party by John Harris, Adrian Evans and Roger Mullock, accompanied by Kath Mitchell-Dawson, and supported in the chorus by all present!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Organ Recital St Asaph Cathedral

Meririon Wynn Jones of Carmarthen will give the final recital in this year's series on the organ of St Asaph Cathedral on Wednesday September 6th at 7:30pm. Programme as follows:

  • Toccata in A major Johann Kuhnau
  • Partita on Penparc  Meirion Wynn Jones
  • Meditation Meirion Wynn Jones
  • Offertoire in F L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély
  • Romance sans Paroles L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély
  • Elevation in A minor L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély
  • Offertoire in D minor L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély
  • Benedictus, Op.59, No.9 Max Reger
  • Toccata & Fugue in D minor, Op.129 Max Reger

Adnission £6.00 including programme and refreshments after the recital.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Mission Area Pilgrimage

On Sunday 2nd July Denbigh Mission Area joined with Aled Mission Area for a pilgrimage from Llannefydd to Llansannan. The Pilgrimage started with a time of prayer in St Nefydd’s Church before beginning the five-mile walk along the Pilgrim’s Way to Llansannan. The walk began from the back of the Church and after the initial steep climb the route levelled out along the Pilgrim’s Way. The views of Coast and Country were stunning. The walk took a couple of hours and cup of tea and a piece of cake was most welcome when the walkers finally arrived at St Sannan’s Church.  Llannefydd’s Mission Area Candle was carried from Llannefydd to Llansannan and lit at the start of the closing service as a sign of fellowship and unity. The walkers were joined by members of both Mission Areas for the refreshments and a service of Sung Evensong. Everyone enjoyed the day, the stunning scenery along the way, the company of fellow travellers and time to worship together at the close of day. 

Our thanks to Roger Mullock for arranging the day. Val Rowlands