Services January 2017

Please note that during the winter months, the Wednesday Eucharist will be at the Vicarage 11 am, however there will be no Eucharist Wednesday 18th January due to a course that Dot is attending.

Sunday 22nd January 2017                                                                                    
Ffynnongroyw 10 am Morning Prayer
Llanasa 11 am Eucharist
Gronant 4 pm Evening Prayer

Sunday 29th January 2017
Ffynnongroyw 10 am All age Joint service

SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY                    

9.30 am – Joint Holy Eucharist Service at All Saints, Ffynnongroyw will be taken by Canon John Glover.

WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY – ASH WEDNESDAY

11:00 am – Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes St Winifred’s Gronant will be taken by Canon Clive Southerton.

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY

4 pm – St Winifred’s Gronant, Service of Thanksgiving for the years of Worship at the building.

SUNDAY 6 MARCH

11 am – Mothering Sunday. Joint Holy Eucharist Service at Llanasa.

St Winifred’s Church, Gronant

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” Matthew 18:20

We are sure that many of you will have already heard that the Parochial Church Council (PCC) have been holding discussions regarding St Winifred’s Church building.

Gronant is in the parish of Llanasa, and in years gone by worshippers from the other villages of the parish would travel, probably on foot, to worship at the Parish Church in Llanasa. Worship in Gronant started in a small way, meeting at Anwyl Cottage, Lower Gronant. Alternative accommodation for the services was required as the congregation grew. The first service in the present Church building was held on 28th November 1948, and the building was dedicated to St Winifred on 28th January 1949. It was hoped that the building would accommodate worship for the next 20 years. This hope was surpassed, worship having been held in the building now for almost 70 years. Unfortunately, we have now reached a point where the fabric of the building is in need of a great deal of work at huge cost, and the difficult decision to close the building has been taken by the PCC.

However, St Winifred’s Church will continue to worship in Gronant.

Looking to the future, the PCC has agreed that they apply to the County Council to look at Stage 1 – Expression of Interest, regarding Community Asset Transfer of Gronant Youth and Community Centre building in Pentre Lane. Stage 1 will enable the PCC to visit the building to assess its suitability.

For the present, St Winifred’s services will be held at the Rural North Flintshire Family Centre, Gronant, on Sundays at 4 pm. The Midweek Services will return to Llanasa on Wednesdays, as in Spring/Summer of previous years.

The final service to be held at St Winifred’s Church building will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the years of Worship at the Building, on 28th February at 4 pm.

Our usual joint service will be in Llanasa on Mothering Sunday, 6th March at 11 am.

The first service to be held at the Family Centre will be Sunday 13th March at 4 pm.

Sharon Ellmore and Ann Johnson, Church Wardens, Llanasa Parish

BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA HAPPY NEW YEAR

A new year. Fresh beginnings, looking forward with hope.

Just before Christmas we finally received the good news we had all been waiting for. We will be getting a new vicar.

The Rev Dot Gosling will be joining us just after Easter. Dot has two daughters and enjoys singing and plays guitar and keyboard.

Dot was ordained in Chester in 2010, and has been working as a pioneer priest for the Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area for the last year and a half, working across all the parishes in the Mission Area with a special responsibility for engagement with families and young people.

Dot’s life experiences have been varied, she has been a caterer, night nurse, parish administrator, night shelter coordinator, youth worker, mentor, family support worker, Diocesan Youth Officer, and senior lecturer and chaplain at Chester University.

With her experience with mission areas, and her energy and passion for life, we are sure that Dot will ably lead us into this new era of the church.

We would like to thank everyone working to keep the Parishes running through this interregnum, and look forward to Dot taking up her Post in April.

Ann and Sharon (Wardens of Llanasa Parish)

David and John (Wardens of Ffynnongroyw Parish)

Christmas Services 2015

SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER
4 pm Advent Carol Service at St Winifred’s Gronant

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER
9.30 Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw
11:00 Holy Eucharist at Llanasa
4:00 Evening Prayers at Gronant

SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER
10.30 9 Lessons and Carols at Ffynnongroyw
18:00 Carols at Llanasa

MONDAY 21 DECEMBER
16:00 Christingle Service at Llanasa

THURSDAY 24 DECEMBER
16:00 Crib Service at Gronant
23:00 Holy Eucharist at Llanasa

SUNDAY 27 DECEMBER
9.30 Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw
11:00 Holy Eucharist at Llanasa
4:00 Evening Prayers at Gronant

SUNDAY 3 JANUARY
11:00 Joint Service – Holy Eucharist at Llanasa

Services – October 2015

Sunday 4 October – Joint Service at Llanasa – Harvest

11:00 am Holy Eucharist at Llanasa will be taken by Canon John Glover. The Service will be signed for the deaf.

Wednesday 7 October

10.30 am Morning Prayer at St Winifred’s Gronant will be taken by Kathryn Elsmore

Thursday 8 October

1.30 pm at Llanasa Church – School Harvest Service

Sunday 11 October – Pentecost 20

9:30 am Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw will be taken by Canon John Glover

11:00 am Holy Eucharist at Llanasa will be taken by Canon John Glover

4:00 pm at St Winifred’s Gronant –

Something New

Wednesday 14 October

10.30 am Holy Eucharist at St Winifred’s Gronant will be taken by Canon Clive Southerton

Sunday 18 October

9:30 am Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw will be taken by Canon Peter Wykes

11:00 am Holy Eucharist at Llanasa will be taken by Canon Peter Wykes

4:00 pm Holy Eucharist at St Winifred’s Gronant will be taken by Canon Clive Southerton

Wednesday 21 October

10.30 am Morning Prayers at Gronant will be taken by Fred Gillmore

Sunday 25 October

9:30 am Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw will be taken by Rev Andrew Miller

11:00 am Holy Eucharist at Llanasa will be taken by Rev Glyn Price

4:00 pm Evening Prayer at St Winifred’s Gronant will be taken by a Worship Leader

Wednesday 28 October

10.30 am Holy Eucharist at St Winifred’s Gronant will be taken by Canon Clive Southerton

Harvest

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On Sunday 4 October the joint service was held in Llanasa Church to celebrate Harvest.

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The church was beautifully decorated and many thanks to everyone who helped.

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The young people from Ysgol Gronant, Ysgol Mornant and Ysgol Trelogan gathered at Llanasa Church on Thursday 8 October for a joint Harvest Service.  The service was well supported by families and friends.

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Services – September 2015

Sunday 13 September 2015 – Pentecost 16

9:30 am Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw will be taken by Canon John Glover

11:00 am Holy Eucharist at Llanasa will be taken by Rev Glyn Price

4:00 pm Evening Prayers will be taken by a Worship Leader

Wednesday 16 September

10.30 am Holy Eucharist at Gronant will be taken by Canon Clive Southerton

Sunday 20 September – Pentecost 17

9:30 am Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw will be taken by Canon Peter Wykes

11:00 am Holy Eucharist at Llanasa will be taken by Canon Peter Wykes

4:00 pm Holy Eucharist at Gronant will be taken by Canon Clive Southerton

Wednesday 23 September

10.30 am Morning Prayers will be taken by a Worship Leader

Sunday 27 September – Pentecost 18

9:30 am Holy Eucharist at Ffynnongroyw will be taken by Canon John Glover

11:00 am Holy Eucharist at Llanasa will be taken by Canon John Glover

4:00 pm Evening Prayers will be taken by a Worship Leader

Wednesday 30 September

10.30 am Holy Eucharist at Gronant will be taken by Canon Clive Southerton