Services – STOP PRESS – COVID-19

Dear friends, 
I am very sorry to tell you that we will not be having any more services in our Churches at the moment due to the increased risks from Covid19. This means there will be no Carol Service at St Cybi’s tomorrow evening and no Christmas Services in our Churches. 
Following the announcement by the Welsh Government on Saturday evening and subsequent Church in Wales guidance, our Ministry Area Council has carefully considered the risks to people coming to Church. I think we had all hoped that we could stay open but that will just put too many people at unacceptable risk.
I have spoken to Neil and Jane and we will ensure those people who had booked in to services are contacted and as clergy we will telephone our most concerned and vulnerable Church members over the Christmas period. 
We will be recording three Christmas Services in our Churches over the next few days and ensure these are available to view on Youtube. Andy will of course continue to lead our Zoom Christmas services as well and he will e mail separately about those.  We also hope to make DVD’s of the services available to those who do not have internet. I will write to everyone on our contact list to let them know our decision and convey my hope that we will be back in our Churches before too long.
Our Christmas plans may be disrupted, but will still celebrate the birth of Jesus; God coming into the world, just as we have done for over two thousand years.
with blessings and best wishes,

It is also possible to join a Zoom service on Sunday morning at 9.30 am and at other times during the week. If you would like to join this service please contact Edna Aldred 01407 861388 or to find out more – including a link to the Zoom page.


We are starting to open our churches safely. Please look at the page for each Church to find times etc. We are following the Church in Wales restrictions for health and safety. This means we are only able to have a restricted number of people at our services. If you attend a service, please wear a mask when entering and leaving the Church and during the service.



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On Sunday, 21 July 2019 Rev’d Robert (Rob) Wardle was appointed as Vicar and Ministry Area Leader of Bro Cybi.

Rob succeeds the Venerable Andy Herrick who will become an Associate Vicar in the Bro Cybi ministry team, and it will allow him to focus on his ministry as Archdeacon of Anglesey.

The full announcement is attached as a PDF file.

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Work is almost complete on Cybi’s Church, Holyhead, following granted funding for significant repairs, costing over £250,000 to preserve the stonework, including important carvings, at St Cybi’s Church, Holyhead, which are being damaged by erosion and pollution.

The Church is pleased to announce, subject to a successful round two grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it has now secured the necessary funding and authorities to start the work in the early part of 2019.

Funding has been provided by Heritage Lottery Fund (£158,500), W G Roberts Fund (£30,000), Garfield Weston Foundation (£10,0000), James Pantyfedwen Foundation (£5,000) Allchurches Trust (£3,000) and the Representative Body of the Church in Wales (£3,000).  These grants will help to preserve the church, and important part  of the town and local community for generations to come.

27 May 2018

To all members of the Bro Cybi Ministry Area

Last Sunday evening in St Cybi’s was a very special occasion for Sara and I – the beginning of a new chapter in our life and ministry. To share it with the people of the Ministry Area in which we will serve was wonderful and we came home excited about what lies ahead. Thank you all for being there.

We are very aware that, like almost all other ministry areas, the challenges are huge. Fewer and fewer clergy, rising costs, and buildings that are difficult and expensive to maintain and develop. If we only focus on those issues the result is inevitable – the church will die. But I have always believed in a God of life and hope from whom can come new beginnings and growth.

The Good News of Jesus is still able to change lives as it has done down through the past 2000 years. The Holy Spirit is alive and at work in the church today if we will only open up to receive him. As we step
out together in this new chapter for our churches let’s look at the problems sensibly and with a sense of responsibility. But let’s also look to the Jesus who can transform and renew both individual lives and
churches as we boldly tell the Good News and look to the Holy Spirit to work in power.

Today is Trinity Sunday – a day to consider the One God who is the Father who loves us, the Son who died to redeem us, and Holy Spirit who breathes power and life into us. Let’s look to him today and say with Isaiah -“Lord, here am I. Send me.”

Andy Herrick
Archdeacon of Anglesey

INDUCTION – 20 May 2018

It was lovely to have a full church at St Cybi’s last night when the Bishop of Bangor inducted Archdeacon Andy Herrick as our new Ministry Area Leader. A big WELCOME to Andy and his wife Sara. Special thanks to the children of Ysgol Cybi who came to sing for us. The congregation included our MP, Mayor, local councillor’s, church leaders from other denominations and clergy from across the diocese.

20 May 2018 – at 6 pm – Induction and Licensing Service

Archdeacon of Anglesey, Andy Herrick, will be inducted and licensed as Ministry Area Leader and Vicar of Bro Cybi. The service will be conducted by the Right Rev. Andrew John, Bishop of Bangor, on Sunday 20 May (Pentecost), at 6 pm in St. Cybi’s Church, Holyhead.
Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be served in the church after the service.  

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