St Asaph

St. Mary’s Shared Church, Ruabon.

Wotzon in the Diocese

St Asaph

Dementia Friends Information Sessions – This friendly and interactive session is open to all and will help you increase your understanding of dementia enabling you to better understand what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. 

  • 6th February 6.30-7.30pm in Church House, Gresford;
  • 8th February 10.30-11.30am in the Diocesan Office, St Asaph
  • 15th February 2-3pm in All Saints Church, Newtown.

Booking is essential, please contact to book.

“Preaching Lent, Holy Week and Easter” with Canon Roger Spiller, Vice Chair College of Preachers.  6th February, 10am-3pm in Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden.  How can we accompany people on a potentially transformative journey through Lent so that they are best equipped to enter the glory of Easter Day?  The workshop will be a lively and interactive mix of input, discussion, group work, sermon extracts, mutual feedback and reflection as we move through the set readings, including Old Testament, for the season.  Open to all but this day is aimed at those who exercise a preaching ministry.  Booking is essential.  Please contact Cost: Free.  Lunch provided.

New to StAR this week

Teulu Asaph will be available in churches this weekend.  Please pick up a copy and share it with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.  You can read it online now at

Diocesan Directory survey – to help us ensure the layout of this year’s directory meets everyone’s needs, please complete this brief survey and let us know your feedback:
Thank you for your help. 

The Revd Sarah Hildreth-Osborne LGBTI+ Chaplain to the Diocese will be speaking at St. Peter's Church, Holywell on 8 February, at 7.30pm as part of LGBT History Month. All are welcome.

Dates for 2018 St Asaph Organ Recital series are now available.  Please see the attached poster for details.

Applications are invited to join the Independent Education Appeal Panels.  Full details on the attached English and Welsh Adverts. 

Pathway to Peace: Please see the attached poster with details of an interfaith event for women, taking place in Rhyl on Sunday 25 February.

Coming up this week

 The Glynnes of Hawarden, an illustrated lecture by Bill Pritchard on the Glynnes of Hawarden will be given in the Tithe Barn, Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3LT on Friday 2nd February at 7.30pm.  Admission £2.50 including coffee.  Proceeds to St Deiniol's Church.

“Where adventure begins, faith in the family” takes a realistic, touching and extremely funny look at the Christian faith at home and at church from a teenager’s point of view.  6th February 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Broughton.  Tickets £10.  Poster attached previously.

Marketplace & External training

Free to a good home somewhere in the Church in Wales: The RB is clearing Cathedral Road in Cardiff and has a large committee table approx. 4 meters long and 0.85 meters high which will seat about 12.  Oak finish of high quality.  If you are interested in it, please contact Alex Glanville, Head of Property Services: 029 2034 8212/07909 253 268/

Godly Play training: 3 Day Accredited Training course at Ty Croeso centre, Llantarnam Abbey, Cwmbran, NP44 3YJ.  Wednesday 4th –Friday 6th July.  Details on the poster attached. 

Training at Foxhill ( 733777)


A guided holiday retreat hosted by the Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Italy 7-12th October 2018.  Details circulated previously.

Forthcoming dates

Ruthin town Annual Pancake Races will take place on Strove Tuesday the 13th February from 12noon. The charity chosen for 2018 is Ty Croeso, a charity that relies totally on donations (and the recipient of the 2017 diocesan offering). Sponsor forms are available from Haf on 01824 702461.  The races take place on St. Peter's Square and registration start from 11.30am. Please come along and support this worthy cause. Races will start after the ringing of the age-old pancake bell.

 St. Asaph mothers' Union have arranged two QUIET DAYS in March 2018. Tuesday 13th at St. Peter's Church Holywell and Wednesday 14th at Pool Quay, Welshpool.  Both days are from 10am - 4pm and the cost will be £5 per day.  They will be led by The Revd Alan Tiltman on the theme 'MUSIC'.  Tea and coffee etc will be provided and you will need to bring some lunch.  Booking forms from

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