Monday, 13 August 2018

Taizé Candlelit Eucharist Sun 28 October, 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm



On Sunday Oct 28, All Saints church, Sinan, will hold their annual Taizé Candlelit Eucharist. The service setting is based on the Taizé format with the prayers and hymns being the same as those used in the Taizé community, ‘Church of Reconciliation’.
The small church in Glascoed is specially arranged for the service, with the Altar located in the centre of the church with the only illumination being provided by hundreds of small candles. This creates a wonderful setting and atmosphere for the service.
The Taizé Eucharist Service has been held at Sinan to celebrate All Saints Day for the past 10 years and has become very meaningful to the members of the church,  and they would love to share it with more people
Come along to this service and you will guaranteed a warm welcome from the Sinan congregation and also get a brief insight into why thousands of people have made the pilgrimage to Saone-et-Loire, Burgundy. France, where the Taize community  was set up by Brother Roger (Roger Schutz) in 1940. Mervyn Sanders

Ordination of John Searl, June 30th 2018

It was a very proud day for the congregation of Sinan church when a recent member of our congregation, John Searl, was ordained as deacon at the Peterhead Ordination service held in St Asaph Cathedral. We had all shared John’s journey towards priesthood as he explored his calling to ministry whilst worshipping at Sinan. The natural focus on discipleship at Sinan has already led to one of our congregation becoming a Lay Reader in 2014. In developing his ministry, John has played a very important role in our family service and has led a number of pilgrimages which we all thoroughly enjoyed. We were thrilled when John was accepted for training and have watched his progress with great interest. We had hoped that he would be returning to Denbigh MA as a Curate, but the Bishop has decided that he will be based in Aled MA for the next three years. Hopefully he will return to Denbigh MA in the future. We wish John every blessing for his future ministry and feel honoured to have shared some of his journey to this point. Mervyn Sanders

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Presentation by Dŵr Cymru at Sinan church


Presentation by Dŵr Cymru on how they are tackling their Environmental responsibilities



As part of the Season of Creation the Sinan Branch of the Mother’s Union have organised an Open Meeting for Thursday, September 20th starting at 7.00pm with representatives from Dŵr Cymru. The presentation will  include information on the major development currently being carried out at their Glascoed Treatment Works, as well as how the company as how the company is addressing their environmental responsibilities.

An example of their commitment to reducing the impact on the environment of operating their treatment plant, is the huge Solar Panel installation which completely covers the area of the Reservoir at their Glascoed site. Another environmental development, being undertaken by Dŵr Cymru, has resulted in 20,000 properties in the Wrexham area being supplied with gas processed from human effluent.

But environmental initiatives are often more complex than they appear on the surface, so there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions of the Dŵr Cymru representatives. Dŵr Cymru is non-profit company, which the representatives will explain further and welcome questions in what that means fir the people of Wales, and how it affects charges to the public.

The meeting is open to all, and refreshments will be served after the presentation.
Further information on the presentation and directions to the church can be found on the church website sinanchurch.org.uk

St James Nantglyn exhibition





St James' Church Nantglyn is open to Visitors 
Saturday from 4 - 25 August (inclusive) 2.30 - 4.30pm:  During this time there will also be an exhibition on the history of St James' Church in the Church House.  
Tea and Cakes £3.  All Welcome.


Saturday, 4 August 2018

Cefn Village Fete 2018

The 31st Cefn Annual Village Fete was held in 2018 on June 23rd, and as in recent years, the venue was the Neuadd Owen Village Hall and field. It turned out to be another wonderful day. Although the numbers of visitors were slightly down on 2017, probably as a result of the number of other event being held on the same day. However the event was very successful and has become a popular annual day out for the local community. Among the many attractions were the Beulah Brass Band, a display of vintage cars and tractors, tractor rides for the children. The fete also provides the opportunity for the community to meet up and chat in lovely surroundings, on what this year,  was a beautiful summers day . The event is still organised by the congregations from the Parish of Cefn Meiriadog, but more and more people from the community are coming forward and offering their help on the day of the Fete. The facilities at the Neuadd Owen Village Hall, which are excellent were augmented by the marquees bought by Sinan and the landscape of the field with the Marquees set against the backdrop of the trees on the Cefn Estate is a perfect setting for the fete.
A new event for the 2018 fete was a Fun Dog Show, with prizes for the dog with the waggiest tail: the naughtiest dog, the dog most like their owner and the most obedient, was very successful with everyone enjoying the antics of the dogs and their owners, even though it was slightly chaotic at times!!
As in previous years a Prize draw was organised to raise funds for our 2 supported charities, St Kentigern’s Hospice and Kanzi Kibera friends. Tickets were sold at the event and also before the event as a small lottery licence had been obtained. The total sum raised on the draw was £820 which will be shared between the two charities.
The Fete takes a great deal of effort to organise and the members of the two churches in the Parish of Cefn, All Saints, Sinan and St Mary’s, Cefn would like to express their gratitude to Karin Jones and Clare Vickers for making all the arrangements which resulted in a wonderful community event.
The day’s events culminated in a hog roast with live entertainment which proved to be very popular.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Palm Sunday at St Michael's




On Sunday 25th March, Palm Sunday at 5.30pm the renowned choir Laudes will sing Evensong at St Michael's Church, Caerwys

Laudes is a 30-strong choir which sings at cathedrals and churches throughout the UK. This will be a church service, not a concert and would be an opportunity for members of other churches in the Mission area to experience a service in our warm and bright re-ordered church.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Quiet Day

Quiet Day

A Mission Area Quiet Day has been arranged for Monday 6th November 9.30 - 3.30 at St Beuno's Spirituality Centre at Tremeirchion.  Members of the Diocesan Spirituality Team will be leading participants in some of the spiritual exercises introduced by Mark Yaconelli during his residency as Diocesan Missioner last year. 

This is a great opportunity to learn and develop practices which will help you deepen your spiritual life. 

The cost of the day is £20 which includes lunch and tea and coffee during the day. Places are limited and can be booked through Colin Mansley - colin@archangel.clara.co.uk or phone 01745 730584.