This year’s Fun Day and Cathedral Tower Abseil was held at the St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday 03rd August. Representatives from Denbighshire Youth Service; North Wales Police; RNLI; Abbie’s Army and MIND held displays; whilst the many activities included Bouncy Castle; Face Painting; Life Saving Training; Messy Church Science Experiments; a Red Book Mystery event around the Cathedral, and the Abseil down the Cathedral’s Tower.
We were all blessed with fine weather, and such was the enthusiasm of those abseiling that it was necessary to extend the proposed finish time from 4.00pm to 5.30pm. We are grateful to Dave Orange and his team from Open Door Adventure, Bontnewydd, for expertly and safely looking after so many who were courageous enough to firstly scale the 126 tower steps before abseiling from the top of the tower.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make this Fun Day a complete success. The proceeds from the activities will be shared equally between the Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice and for the restructuring of the St Asaph Parish Church to make it available as a centre for community activities as well as continuing to be the parish church.
Here are some images of the activities; but see the ‘Simple Gallery’ on this site for more images of the Fun Day.
Holiday Club started last Wednesday and will continue at 10.30am to 12.30pm every Wednesday throughout the school summer holidays.
Our first Wednesday started with a story about a very special journey where Jesus walked with his parents, Mary and Joseph and many friends, from Nazareth to Jerusalem; we all took part and walked around the churchyard in a long procession pretending to be on that special journey. We learnt how on this journey Jesus’s parent became aware of how very special he was.
There were crafts, games, puzzles, singing; and we finished with a lovely picnic in the churchyard.
Come and join us next week for more fun and games.
For Your Diary
On the 03rd August 2019, from 10.00am to 4.00pm there is a Family Fun Day at the St Asaph Cathedral, and by popular demand there will be a Cathedral Tower Abseil
There will be a variety of Stalls; Games; Crafts; Miles and Smiles Face Painting; Bouncy Castle; Children’s Science Experiments; an Exciting Red Book Mystery Challenge; and learn the skills needed to save a life with Lifeline First Aid Training.
That’s right, too good to miss.
As for the Cathedral Tower Abseil; are you brave enough? Are you looking for your next adrenaline fix? If so, put this date in your diary. Registration information and Sponsor Form are available here:
Abseil Registration Form
Abseil Sponsorship Form
Don’t miss out, places are limited!
All necessary abseil equipment and abseiler safety will be provided and overseen by expert staff from Open Door Adventure, Bontnewydd, St Asaph.
The registration fee for the abseil is £20.00 per person, and each participant will be invited to find sponsors as best they can.
Proceeds from this event will be split equally between Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice, and for the restructuring of the St Asaph Parish Church to make it available as a centre for community activities as well as continuing to be the parish church.
A flavour of last year’s abseil.
Come on all ‘Messy Churchers’, of all ages; this is something you must not miss. Come and have fun at your parish church on the 02nd May. Hope we see you there.
Starting on Monday 11th February at the Parish Church.
Come and join our friendly and informal group to practice or improve your Welsh.
Contact the elderly is a national organisation which changes the lives of people aged 75 or over, who live alone and have difficulty getting out on their own. Sunday afternoons are felt to be the loneliest time of the week, when weekday services are not routinely available, so Sunday afternoon tea parties provide the opportunity for fun and friendship.
In St Asaph, members of the Rotary Club and St Asaph WI, supported by Contact the Elderly have joined forces to start a Sunday afternoon Tea Party in the Parish Church once a month, between 3.00 – 5.00pm.
January 13th saw 4 invited guests entertained royally with food and conversation, before being chauffeured back home! Guests’ attendance must be pre-booked so that arrangements for transport to and from home by a volunteer from the Rotary club can be assured and any allergies catered for.
The next tea party will be 3rd February, so if you know anyone who is
- Over 75
- Lives alone
- Has difficulty getting out by themselves,
Please nominate them or yourself as a guest by completing and posting the information requested below, or contact Dr Marion Hughes on 01745 590960 for further details or to discuss individual requirements.
Messy Church HOLIDAY CLUB is here again this half-term. Don’t miss it. Come and have FUN – GAMES – CRAFTS – SINGING – PICNIC
On Saturday 15th September a small but dedicated group of walkers completed a Memory Walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The route started and finished at the parish church, and took in the very pleasant footpaths along each side of the Afon Elwy. A surprise reward for finishing, apart from the satisfaction of raising much needed funds for the Society, was the fine selection of home-made cakes, tea and coffee kindly donated by the ‘walking’ ladies.
A sum of £92.50, and counting, has so far been raised. If you wish, you can still contribute, by logging onto www.JustGiving.com and search for Marion Hughes St Asaph Memory Walk page. In this way, your donation goes straight to the Alzheimer’s society, and you can add to it by ticking the gift aid box, where appropriate.
Hopefully we will have e few more helpers next year. Every pound raised goes towards the funding of new research, providing precious support to more people, wherever they are, and whatever they are going through.
Thank you everyone.
A gentle reminder that the Flower Arranging Classes start next Friday 21st September, 10.00am to 12.00pm. Further details are below in previous posts, or just input Flower Arranging in the ‘Search’ box.
A few places remain. Don’t be disappointed, book your place now by contacting Marion on 07841 160430, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun, friendly affordable training. Learn how to make beautiful flower arrangements.
This is a great opportunity to learn from scratch or extend your skills. Tuition will be by an experienced NAFAS demonstrator, judge and speaker. A course of 6 weekly classes in St Asaph Parish Church.
Starts on Friday 21st September, and then each Friday for 6 weeks, 10.00am to 12.00pm. Refreshments will be provided.
The topics will include:
A basic triangle. A posy design. A continental design. A wreath ring design. A pedestal arrangement.
The cost per session is £10.00, or grab a bargain by booking a full course of 6 classes and get one free. Places are still available but you need to book as soon as possible to ensure your place, so
Call Marion on 07841 160430, or e-mail at email@example.com