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.
The Holiday Club has started again. It is here every Wednesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm during the school’s summer holidays.
Come and join in, for Fun, Games, Crafts, Singing and Picnic.
Look under ‘Events’ for last Wednesday’s activities and more images.
Hope to see you soon.
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.
There are still a few places available for the remaining 5 Flower Arranging classes on Friday mornings in St Asaph Parish Church, between 10.00 and 12.00pm. The cost is £10 per class, which goes towards the running and renovation of the church. If interested, contact Marion on 07841 160430 for a list of things that you will need for the next week.
These friendly classes are suitable both for beginners and those with some experience.
Coffee, tea and homemade cake included each week.
The next Forget Me Not tea party is on Thursday 14th February 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Come and enjoy afternoon tea and home-made cakes, meet old friends and make new ones, have a good natter about anything and everything. Absolutely no charge. A warm welcome to all.
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.
On Thursday 10th January 2019 the Dementia Support Officer for the St Asaph Diocese, the Revd. Dr Bob Frederick, presented to the church a Certificate in recognition of it working to become a Dementia Friendly Church. The Certificate was received by Mrs Marion Hughes on behalf of the church.
This recognises the church’s commitment to continue to provide monthly Forget-me-not Teas; continue to provide and improve school visits to local residential homes; continue the annual Memory Walk; and of course develop further a strategic approach to improving resources, and to link up with similar initiatives addressing the needs of those living with dementia.
The assistance and guidance provided by the Revd. Bob Fredrick is greatly appreciated.
To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the children of St Asaph VP Infants school, Ysgol Esgob Morgan and Fairholme Schools have made poppies out of used plastic bottles to help create an art display inside St Asaph Cathedral.
If you too would like to make a poppy, especially in memory of someone special to you, come along to the cathedral on Tuesday 30th October between 10am and 5pm. Please bring a clean 1 or 2 litre clear plastic bottle (with lid and lemonade or cola shaped) with you – tuition, glue and glitter will be provided.