St Gwenfaen’s Church, Rhoscolyn

On Sunday 17 December a service of Carols and Readings will be held at St Gwenfaen’s Church at 5 pm.  Parking will be available in the field next to the Church. After the service, sherry and soft drinks and mince pies etc will be served in the church.

On Christmas Day there will be a service of Holy Communion at St Gwenfaen’s at 10 am. Everyone welcome.

There is usually a service of either Holy Communion or Morning Prayer, every Sunday at St Gwenfaen’s at 9.15 am.

Further details about St Gwenfaen’s Church and the Hall, including costs for hiring the hall, can be found on our website: www.stgwenfaen.org

An appeal has been launched for the restoration of several stained glass windows at St Gwenfaen’s.  The restoration work is for two stained glass windows from the William Morris studio and one from the K E Kempe studio. Repairs are urgent as there is water coming in through, around and above all three windows which are not coping well with all the rain.  Water is freely running through the masonry.  The glass is also damaged and in need of repair.  Our stained glass conservators describe the windows as a ‘a delightful collection’ and markedly beautiful throughout’. The necessary permission has been given for the work to take place – estimated cost £30,000 and over £20,000 has been raised to date (November 2023) Please contact St Gwenfaen’s Churchwardens for further information: Susan Hanbury 01407 860569, Edna Aldred 01407 861388 or our Church Treasurer Pam Naylor (07790 387571).

STEPS
We are very grateful to all who contributed towards rebuilding the steps at St Gwenfaen’s, offering a safer and easier way to enter our church.  The path from the top of the steps along to the porch has also been re-surfaced.

Associate Vicar:

Rev’d Neil Ridings
Telephone:  01407 861663   Email: revridings@gmail.com
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St Gwenfaen’s Hall: Edna Aldred on 01407 861388
Email: gwenfaen@gmail.com

St Gwenfaen Churchwardens:
Susan Hanbury 01407 860569   Email: susan_hanbury@yahoo.co.uk
Edna Aldred 01407 861388, email: ednaaldred@gmail.com
Treasurer
Mrs Pam Naylor on 07790387571 email: pamelanaylor@hotmail.co.uk 

History

St Gwenfaen’s is on a raised site with spectacular views over a wide area of Anglesey, as well as the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. There has been a church on the site since 630 AD. The present church is the result of rebuilding between 1875 and 1879. Uncommon for a small country church there is fine stained-glass in all the windows. The windows above the altar are particularly beautiful.

Hall for hire

St Gwenfaen’s also has a hall, built in the Arts and Crafts style. It is available to hire. Please contact 01407 861388 or 01407 860569 for further details. Further details about the Church and the Hall can be found on our website: www.stgwenfaen.org