St Asaph

St. Mary’s Shared Church, Ruabon.

Wotzon in the Diocese

St Asaph

Diocesan Lent Prayer Card 2018
A last call is being made for orders from the mission areas for the Lent 2018 Prayer Card which has been composed by the Diocesan Youth Forum.   Please would you email Canon Michael Balkwill at Esgobty ( by Monday 8 January, indicating how many prayer cards you would like to reserve for your churches.  The prayer cards will be available for collection at the Clergy Synod day on Thursday, 25 January. 

New to StAR this week

Vacancy for a Director of Welsh Language and Bilingual Mission.  Please see details of this vacancy on the attached adverts and job description. 

St Grwst's Church Llanrwst: From Sunday 7 January 2018 regular services will be:

  • 9.30am Gweddiau Boreol on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
  • 4pm Holy Eucharist every Sunday

Plygain will be held in St Grwst's Church on Thursday 18 January at 7pm.  Individuals, parties or organisations are welcome to participate in the Plygain.
Light refreshments will be provided at the end. See the poster attached. 

Resource Church at St Asaph Cathedral:  21 January, 3pm-4.30pm.  Find out more at

Lent organ recitals, St Margaret’s Church, Bodelwyddan.  Every Wednesday throughout Lent starting at 12.30.  Details on the poster attached. 


Information and Marketplace

Denbighshire Welsh Church Act Fund 2017-18
Applications are invited to the fund from constituted Organisations. Grants of up to £300 are available for either capital or revenue purposes. In this round priority will be given to, projects:

1. Relating to or based in church run premises
2. On the theme of dementia
3. On the theme of loneliness and isolation
4. Promotes wellbeing (being aware, connecting, exercising, learning, giving back)
5. Supporting people with learning disabilities.

Awards will be decided by a panel of DVSC organisations, who will also set next year’s priorities. Awards are payable in advance and subject to monitoring.
The application deadline is 15/01/18

For more information please see the previously attached guidance and application forms.

Forthcoming dates

17 January 2018, 6pm: Professorial Lecture - A generation of change: Thirty years of women in the Church of England
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Mandy Robbins, Wrexham Glyndwr University.  For more information and to book a place please follow the link:

Y Gwasanaeth Plygain Blynyddol / The Annual Plygain service
The Annual Plygain service will be held at St Asaph Cathedral on Friday 26 January at 7.15 pm.
Mi fydd y Gwasanaeth Plygain Blynyddol yn cael ei gynnal yn yr Eglwys Cadeiriol Llanelwy ar Ddydd Gwener 26 Ionawr at 7.15 y.p.
The Plygain begins with a short service of Evensong, and then the evening is open to anyone or any group who wish to offer their musical gifts. The whole evening will be led by Ven. Bernard Thomas, retired Archdeacon of St. Asaph. There will be refreshments afterwards.

St Padarn’s Institute Vocations Roadshow – If you are going through the discernment process or exploring a call to ministry come and find out more about formation for licensed ministry with St Padarn’s.  See the posters attached previously for details. 

Multi parish group for clergy – 6th March at Derwen college, Gobowen 11am -1pm in the JRC meeting room above the Orangery restaurant.  More information from Richard Carter:  01824 703867,

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