Letter from Fr Rex Matthias (17 March)

Dear Friends,

In line with the latest guidance from the Church in Wales regarding Coronavirus, all public church services are to cease until further notice. Could you please pass this information on to those you know as I do not have everyone’s email addresses.

This is the link to the Church in Wales statement if you would like to read it. https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/en/clergy-and-members/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/

This will be a very difficult time for all of us. Please pray for all those affected, those who are anxious and those who are alone.

Here is a link to daily prayer for the remainder of Lent, Holy Week and Easter for you to use at home. https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/en/clergy-and-members/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/prayers/

I will be in touch with you periodically, but if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me.

Every blessing


Fr Rex Matthias
Canon Precentor
St Asaph Cathedral

Christmas 2019 in the St Asaph Cathedral

Join us on this wonderful occasion, to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the magnificent St Asaph Cathedral.

A time and a place to enjoy, embrace, and be moved by the special Christmas services, inspiring words of prayer, and beautiful Christmas carols.

The Christmas Eve Crib Service is particularly suitable for children and their families; but its happy and joyful atmosphere can certainly be enjoyed by all.

You can be sure of a warm welcome here and we look forward to seeing you at one or all of the events.

Ymunwch â ni ar yr achlysur rhyfeddol hwn, i ddathlu genedigaeth Iesu yn Eglwys Gadeiriol Llanelwy.

Amser a lle i fwynhau y gwasanaethau Nadolig arbennig, geiriau gweddi ysbrydoledig, a charolau Nadolig hyfryd.

Mae’r Gwasanaeth Preseb Noswyl Nadolig yn arbennig o addas ar gyfer plant a’u teuluoedd; ond yn sicr gall pawb fwynhau ei awyrgylch hapus a llawen.

Gallwch fod yn sicr o groeso cynnes yma ac edrychwn ymlaen at eich gweld yn un neu bob un o’r digwyddiadau

The Holiday Club for half-term, 30th October.

Holiday Club is at 10.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 30th October.

The parish church is being refurbished and will be closed for approximately another 5 months; however Holiday Club will continue throughout but in the St Asaph Cathedral’s Song School. There will be similar activities; songs, stories; fun, and of course refreshments.

There is plenty of parking space in the Cathedral’s car park (check car-park notices) with easy level access to the song school. Check the diagram below for the song school. There will be signs for the song school from the car park and from the High Street.

We look forward to seeing you all, young and old/er.

Fun Day and St Asaph Cathedral Tower Abseil

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

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.