A Messy Church Holiday Club is held every Wednesday during school holidays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. An exciting event for children up to the age of 11 years, where they can safely enjoy games, crafts, singing, acting and of course have their healthy snacks. This is also a great place for mums to meet and socialise, and make new friends while their children learn through play and guided craft activities. Above all it’s an opportunity for everyone to enjoy themselves. All this for just £1.00 per child.
- During Holy Week a ‘Messy Church’ is held most days – please see ‘News’ page.
- A Prayer Group.
This is held in the church each Thursday at 10.45am. Everyone is very welcome to come along as we seek to discern God’s will.
Lent study groups.
During Lent, there are weekly meetings exploring particular themes in the Christian life. See on the church notice board, or under special events
- Parish Lunch.
The parish Sunday lunch has been put on hold during the pandemic, and subject to the reduction in local Covid cases and the easing of restrictions we may well once again join forces with the cathedral congregation for a good meal; enjoy a time to make new friends, and an opportunity to try to set the world to rights!
But when the time comes, it is hoped that as well as visiting local restaurants, we will also be able to provide the lunches in church, using the new commercial standard kitchen facilities. Watch this space.
- Banner group.
Over recent years a busy banner group met every Monday to design and create banners for the church. This very enthusiastic small group provided the church with hand sewed banners for every season of the church year. The recent transformation of the church during the reordering brings a new exciting dimension to the atmosphere within the redesigned building, so the next few years will be a time to reflect on the use of banners, old and new.
Yes, much concentration, and guidance, was definitely needed, as illustrated here !
These are a selection of the Banners that have been made and which hang in the church during the appropriate church season. But it’s work in progress, with many others planned.
This is a flavour of the banners; see them all in the ‘Gallery’.
- Knitting Group
A knitting group had just been established and met each Monday at the church from 10.30am to 12.30pm, where items were made and distributed to various charitable organisations. It was certainly not only a knitting group; but a place of great conversation, a place for company, and a place for tea and coffee. Once again the pandemic has stalled the group, but it may be that once full confidence returns then the knitting, and the natter, will return.
- Rake and Cake.
A group meets every few months for an evening of churchyard maintenance, followed by refreshments. This is in addition to the regular grass cutting and tidying by members of the congregation. Details can be found on the church noticeboard and under special events.
- Mount Road Cemetery Group.
The old cemetery in St Asaph is the responsibility of the parish church. We keep Hebridean sheep there to keep the grass under control. We hold four work parties there each year on Saturday mornings – they are open to all, with a break for tea, cake and chatter. Dates are in the St Asaph City Times, in the special events and on the church noticeboard. Contact Duncan Cameron on 01745 583770 for details.
Details of the burials in the old Mount Road Cemetery are held in the church, and may be viewed by contacting a churchwarden or the priest.
- North Wales Pilgrims Way – Taith Pererin Gogledd Cymru
Members of the cathedral and parish church have been instrumental in the establishment of a new long distance path across North Wales, following the old pilgrim routes down the Lleyn Peninsula and on to Bardsey Island – and passing through St Asaph. Every year, members take part in the 134 mile route during a fortnight in the summer. It is an invigorating, challenging and renewing experience, open to everyone to walk all or in part – more information on http://www.pilgrims-way-north-wales.org/
- Working with Schools.
The two local primary schools are supported by regular visits of our clergy and lay members, when involvement with the church is encouraged. The pupils from Esgob Morgan Junior School and the VP Infants School attend the Cathedral each month and also come to the parish church for their end of each term service.
A ‘work party’ at the school’s allotment