Clergy Log In Church in Wales

New Canons appointed for St Asaph Cathedral

7th February 2019

The Bishop of St Asaph has appointed three new Cathedral Canons. The Revd Martin Batchelor, Vicar of Bistre near Buckley and Mission Area Leader of the Borderlands Mission Area has been appointed as a Cursal Canon. The Revd Kate Tiltman, Vicar of Ruabon and Mission Area Leader of Offa Mission Area and the Revd Steve Green, Vicar of St Andrew’s, Garden City near Queensferry have both been appointed Honorary Canons.

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Lottie the church bell given a new look by Ruthin pupils

7th February 2019

The winners of a competition to design a logo for the bells of Ruthin have been announced. The competition, open to all primary school children in the town, was organised as part of the bells restoration project at St Peter’s Church, Ruthin.  The £150,000 scheme, partially funded by the National Lottery, will see all eight nineteenth church bells cleaned, repaired and fitted to a new metal frame, replacing the ancient oak frame. 

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Church and community night shelter opens in Wrexham

11th January 2019

A night shelter run by churches to accommodate people sleeping rough in Wrexham has opened this week. More than 170 volunteers from church and community groups in the town are offering safe beds, a hot meal and a warm welcome to up to ten people every night for the next ten weeks, the coldest time of year. To volunteer or support the project, email Sarah or Stephen: wrexham@housingjustice.org.uk

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Chalking the Door with Holy Graffiti

7th January 2019

A church in Llandudno is inviting children to draw “holy graffiti” on its doors to welcome the new year. St Paul’s in Craig y Don will be reviving the ancient custom of “chalking the door”, at a family Christingle service on Sunday 13 January at 4pm.

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Bishop’s Christmas card competition success for Wrexham Pupil

3rd January 2019

A pupil from Wales’ only shared faith school has won the Bishop of St Asaph’s Christmas Card Competition. Ahlam Jabir, who’s 13 and attends St Joseph’s Catholic and Anglican High School in Wrexham has won first prize in the competition which attracted more than one thousand entries. 

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Bishop thanks hospital staff and friends for the comfort and joy they offer patients in Deeside

21st December 2018

The Bishop of St Asaph has paid tribute to the work of the League of Friends at Deeside Community Hospital. Bishop Gregory Cameron was invited to visit the hospital by the President of the League, his Lordship, the Right Honourable Barry Jones.  They spent the morning (21 December) meeting staff, patients and members of the League.

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Substantial Lottery Award for St Grwst’s Church, Conwy

21st December 2018

An historic church in the Aberconwy Mission Area has been awarded £707,700 from the National Lottery to upgrade the building and enable it to be used for community activities. The money will ensure St Grwst’s Church remains as a place of worship, while also serving a dual purpose as a heritage and tourist attraction, bringing visitors and the local community together.

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The Bishop of St Asaph to celebrate Christmas Day in HMP Berwyn

20th December 2018

The Bishop of St Asaph will celebrate the Christmas Day Service inside HMP Berwyn in Wrexham. For the second year running, the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron will join the Senior Chaplain, the Revd Alan Pierce Jones inside the prison’s purpose-built chapel for the first Communion of Christmas Day at 9.30am.

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The Bishop of St Asaph’s Christmas Message

20th December 2018

God has sent you a message of love and hope this Christmas.

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Christmas Services across the Diocese

13th December 2018

Churches in the Diocese of St Asaph will be hosting a variety of traditional carol services and more informal Christingle and crib services in the run up to Christmas and on Christmas morning itself. 

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Christmas through the ages at St Asaph Cathedral

10th December 2018

Visitors to St Asaph Cathedral will be able to step back in time to find out how Christmas was celebrated at the time of Bishop William Morgan, who translated the Bible into Welsh. A special “Time Travellers” Christmas craft event is taking place on Wednesday 12 December from 3pm where visitors can make a Tudor Tussie Mussie and learn how natural green foliage from holly, ivy, yew, mistletoe, box and laurel were used to make Christmas decorations.

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Churches to open as night shelters to support people sleeping rough in Wrexham

4th December 2018

Churches and community groups in Wrexham are making plans to open a cold weather night shelter to support people who are sleeping rough in the town. The temporary night shelter which will open at different venues every night of the week, between January and March, will provide a hot meal, a warm bed, breakfast and safety for up to 10 people every night. It follows a successful pilot project in March.

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