Sunday, 19 September 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 19th September 2021. The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "I love the Lord, why?"

Our Online Service for Sunday 19th September 2021.
The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "I love the Lord, why?"

Hi Folks.

Our Online Sunday Service for this week helps us reflect upon why we love the Lord, a chance to get to know the Lord and maybe if you haven’t, give chance to love the Lord in your own way. As usual, the usual blend of music, prayers and a reading combine to offer an informal time of reflection and devotion. Please join in with our service, even if you can't physically attend, You're more than welcome to join us.


Some Important Upcoming Dates:

Christ Church Gift Day,
Saturday 25th September, 10.30am - 2.30pm
An opportunity to review your own regular giving and maybe find a little something extra.

Back to Church Sunday,
26th September at both churches
With many now comfortable at meeting together again in person, its a good time to encourage others that might give it a try - perhaps to rekindle a previous habit or give church a try for the first time. All it takes is for someone to invite them. Who will you invite?

Harvest Festival Celebrations: 
Sunday 3rd October at CC & Sunday 10th October at CHS. 
Do please bring tins or dried goods for the food bank.

Bryn a Môr Welcomes Bishop Gregory to a special service at 11am at St Bridget’s Dyserth. 
This will be live streamed for those unable to attend. 
There will not be any other services that morning.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

David.

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 12th September 2021. The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "Who Do You Say That I Am?"

Our Online Service for Sunday 12th September 2021.
The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "Who Do You Say That I Am?"

Our Online Sunday Service for this week helps us reflect upon what we know about Jesus and what we might say if someone asked us who he is.  As usual, the usual blend of music, prayers and a reading combine to offer an informal time of reflection and devotion. Please join in with our service, even if you can't physically attend, You're more than welcome to join us.


Next Week’s Live Services:
Sunday 19th Sept...
9:30am @ Church of the Holy Spirit: Holy Communion.
10:45am @ Christ Church: All Age Service.


Some Important Upcoming Dates:

Christ Church Gift Day,
Saturday 25th September, 10.30am - 2.30pm
An opportunity to review your own regular giving and maybe find a little something extra.

Back to Church Sunday,
26th September at both churches
With many now comfortable at meeting together again in person, its a good time to encourage others that might give it a try - perhaps to rekindle a previous habit or give church a try for the first time. All it takes is for someone to invite them. Who will you invite?

Harvest Festival Celebrations: 
Sunday 3rd October at CC & Sunday 10th October at CHS. 
Do please bring tins or dried goods for the food bank.

Bryn a Môr Welcomes Bishop Gregory to a special service at 11am at St Bridget’s Dyserth. 
This will be live streamed for those unable to attend. 
There will not be any other services that morning. 


DIARY… for your information & prayers….

Monday 13th September @ 7pm - Parish Church Hall. Prestatyn Church Committee Meeting.

Monday 13th September @ 7pm. Homegroup.

Wednesday 15th September @ 1pm - Church of the Holy Spirit. Mid Week Holy Communion preceded by picnic followed by MOB Meeting.

Wednesday 15th September @ 4pm via Zoom. Mission Area Prayer Meeting.
Meeting ID:     934 3903 0309         
Passcode:     852295

Thursday 16th September @ 1.30pm - Christ Church. Funeral for Frances Stewart.

Sunday 19th September @ 2pm - Christ Church.  Baptism for Emilia Ellis-Williams.  

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

David.

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 5th September 2021. The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "Be Opened."

Our Online Service for Sunday 5th September 2021.
The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "Be Opened."



 Hi Folks

I do hope that you are all keeping well.  Just to let you know that the new online devotional will premier tomorrow at 10am on Facebook - it is a bit shorter than usual, so do have a look and let me know what you think.  The theme is 'Be Opened' drawn from the gospel account of Jesus healing a deaf and blind man.


Other events coming up this month include:

Sunday 5th September @ 1pm - Christ Church. Baptisms: Peyton & Verity Blakemore

Monday 6th September @ 7.30pm - St Melyd’s - Mission Area Refresher / Introduction to 'Leading public prayer'

Wednesday 8th September @ 7pm - Mission Area Conference, via Zoom

Monday 13th September @ 7pm - Parish Church Hall - Prestatyn Church Committee

Wednesday 15th September @ 1pm - Church of the Holy Spirit.  Mid Week Holy Communion
(preceded by bring your own picnic & followed by a MOB Meeting)



Mission Area Prayer Meetings (via Zoom), these continue at 4pm alternate Wednesdays, with the next one 15th September.  Do join us.  
The link is: 
Meeting ID:     934 3903 0309         
Passcode:     852295

Thursday 16th September @ 1.30pm - Christ Church. Funeral for Frances Stewart & Memorial for Donald Stewart.

Christ Church Gift Day, Saturday 25th September, 10.30am - 2.30pm
An opportunity to review your own regular giving and maybe find a little something extra.

Back to Church Sunday, 26th September at both churches
With many now comfortable at meeting together again in person, its a good time to encourage others that might give it a try - perhaps to re-kindle a previous habit or give church a try for the first time. All it takes is for someone to invite them. Who will you invite?


Do be in touch if you would like to get involved with any of these activities, or indeed in planning some the special activities for the Autumn including Harvest Festival, Remembrance & Christmas.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

David.

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...



Sunday, 29 August 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 29th August 2021. The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "Be Clean On The Inside."

Our Online Service for Sunday 29th August 2021.
The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "Be Clean On The Inside."

Text reads: "Prestatyn Church In Wales. Christ Church & Church of the Holy Spirit." "An Online Service For Trinity 13. From 10:00AM 29th August." "Theme: Be Clean On The Inside." "Available at Prestatyn Church In Wales Facebook & Youtube Pages or at www.prestatynchurch.com."


 Hi Folks

There is a new online Service today on the theme: Be Clean on the Inside!  Do check it out if you can.  

All are welcome to attend live Church Services now, without pre-booking, and those are every week: 9.30am at the Church of the Holy Spirit and 10.45am at Christ Church.

There will be a Mid Week Communion at Christ Church on Thursday 2nd September at 10.00am.

Next Sunday the services are 9.30am Holy Communion at CHS and 10.45am Morning Prayer with Welsh Heritage at CC.

I hope that you've had a good Summer and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 22nd August 2021. The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "The Shield."

Our Online Service for Sunday 22nd August 2021.
The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "The Shield."



 Hi Folks

The weather has been rather dismal this week, but next week is looking great for a number of outdoor activities.

The last of the Shore to Shore walks is from Penrhyn Bay to Llandudno, starting at 1pm, so do come along for a chat, some litter picking and pauses to pray along the way.  There is usually a prayer van with ice lollies at the end that are always a welcome reward, and do not worry there are several willing drivers to give lifts back to your car or however you have planned to get home again.

Walk, Pray and Clear the Way! This Monday 23rd August from 1pm. Concluding Tomorrow: Shore to Shore. No. 6: from Penrhyn Bay to Llandudno For further details. https://dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/shore-to-shore/

On Thursday there is a new event in celebration of International Dog Day and a get together for a picnic social at Coed Y Morfa .  The Trails & Tails Picnic is being organised by Friend of Christ Church and is a free social opportunity with: a Treasure Trail to follow; some unusual categories in an impromptu Dog Show and a few games to play or watch as we bask in the sun.  Bring a chair, bring a picnic, bring a friend, bring a dog (optional) and let's have a lark in the park.  A free event but donations are encouraged for the Friends of Christ Church.  11am until 2pm next to the football field by the car park at Lon Goed, Prestatyn.

A Special Event from Friends of Christ Church. A Trails & Tails BYO Picnic at Coed Y Morfa, Prestatyn on Thursday 26th August from 11am - 2pm. It’s International Dog Day, so bring along any 4 legged friends (optional) for prizes! There’s a local Street Treasure Trail for those with eagle eyes! BYO folding chair & picnic. Subject to reasonable weather! Meet next to the Car Park in Lon Goed! Bring family & friends to share in the fun! Free event but donations encouraged! All are welcome!
 

It looks like the weather will stay good for the Bank Holiday Weekend, so do come and support the last Fair Weather Fair for August.  In the grounds of Christ Church there will be more stalls than ever with some great bargains to be had and plenty of fun to go around.  There will be Bric a Brac, Books, Refreshments and the Teddy Tombola has been very popular.  If you're visiting the High Street, then make sure you linger at Church, which shall be open for private prayer and lighting candles during the Fair.  The new time is 10am until 1pm on Saturday 28th August and all monies raised are for the Friends of Christ Church.

The Last Fair Weather Fair so let’s make it the best. Sat 28th August from 10am - 1pm in the grounds of Christ Church and in aid of Friends of Christ Church.
 

Our Online Sunday Service this week will be the usual mix of music and images, prayers and a talk focusing on the theme: The Shield!  Do take a look if you can't get to church in person (and even if you can, as the themes will be different).  You no longer need to book before attending, although the other precautions from before will be maintained with some variation between churches.  Do come along, it would be great to see you! 


DIARY. for your information & prayers
Monday 23rd August @ 1pm. Shore to Shore - Penrhyn Bay to Llandudno
Thursday 26th August @ 11am - 2pm. Trails & Tails: Coed Y Morfa A Community Picnic for International Dog Day!
Friday 27th August @ 10.30am - Christ Church. Burial of ashes - Kevin Hughes.
Saturday 28th August @ 10am - 1pm - Christ church. Fair Weather Fair
Sunday 29th August @ 2.30pm Christ Church. Bennett Baptism 


Feedback about our services and activities are always welcomed, so do let me know your views.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

P.S. My time off has now ended, so I'll be trying to catch up on any enquiries that are outstanding.  Sincere apologies if you have been kept waiting at all.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...

Sunday, 15 August 2021

From the Web Editor... My Sincerest Apologies.

 Dear all,

I leave this note as an apology to all who have relied on the website this last few weeks with regards to the online services and news updates, etc.

Due to personal matters ongoing and not feeling at my best of late, It can sometimes be a struggle updating and managing the website. It isn't as easy as you might think "oh just copy and paste emails and click submit." There is a lot of work involved on this site including changing particular code, uploading the videos straight after the online premiers, changing title data and so much more. It can take a few hours to get everything prepared before the service broadcasts, then another 20 minutes plus after the service to upload, apply the required information and then link and embed to this website so that everything connects together. For a sighted person, this can be done somewhat quicker, but for me, fully blind, using some rather specialist technologies and skill, it takes just a touch longer as everything has to be proof checked and edited.

I very much rely upon Revd. David Ash's service emails and also preparing and uploading the recent pew sheets. though it is more work, it is about providing a service and experience that users not only benefit from, but also need.

With this, Please accept my sincerest apologies for falling short of my original standard of service during this short period. As you may be aware, our clergy have arranged time off for certain weeks and David Ash has taken 2 weeks leave but will be back with us officially on Sunday 22nd August, recharged and refreshed, a much deserved break. As much as I. would love that kind of break, This website requires a fair bit of my time.

Anyway, I hope all are safe and well, enjoying the Summer holiday and all is well.

Take care all.

Lew

Web Admin / Developer / Support.

Our Online Service for Sunday 15th August 2021. The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "Be Magnificent!"

Our Online Service for Sunday 15th August 2021.
The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "Be Magnificent!"



Hi Folks

I do hope that you are having a good Summer so far, stay-cationing no doubt!  If you are around then do support the 'Trails and Tails Picnic' on the 26th August and the last 'Fair Weather Fair' for this Summer on 28th August.  



Our Online Sunday Service for this week is on the theme of: 'Be Magnificent! Don't forget that you can always catch up on any of the devotionals you may have missed (or see them again) here on our website, on our facebook page or on our official youtube page.  


There are live services in our church buildings at 9.30am CHS and 10.45am Christ Church every Sunday now, and I want to update you on the latest Covid 19 arrangements.  To say the least, they are still a bit confusing as there are different requirements / advice / expectations from the Welsh Government, the Church in Wales (Bench of Bishops) and the local church people.  In Summary: we shall still wear masks in churches; we shall still track and trace; we shall still only offer wafers during Holy Communion; we hope to sing soon but at present that is not possible due to the local transmission rates (272 per 100,000 people in Denbighshire and it needs to be 50 per 100,000 or less); we shall be less dictatorial about social distancing (it will be possible to maintain a distance by choosing separate chairs, or sit closer but do ask before sitting near others already in pews or linked chairs); CC shall maintain a one way system but that is being phased out at CHS; you no longer need to book at either church and can just turn up.  These arrangements are being frequently reviewed and new risk assessments shall be prepared soon.

Monday 16th:  Shore to Shore No 5: Colwyn Bay - Penrhyn Bay starting at 1pm all welcome!
 


Wednesday 18th, 1pm Mid Week Communion at the Church of the Holy Spirit, with the options of bringing a picnic beforehand and/or staying for a Mission Outreach and Belief (MOB) Meeting following on. 

New Event for International Dog Day - 26th August! 



Bank Holiday Weekend: Saturday 28th August
NB Now 10am to 1pm (for even more fun!)
 
If you have enquired (or would like to enquire) about a Christening or Wedding, then do leave a message on 01745 776355 and I'll get back to you soon.  Do please bear with me as I'm on leave presently.

I do hope that you can have a good break yourselves, whatever the weather and you can always stay in touch by tuning in to the online services.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 8th August 2021. The Tenth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "How To Smell Good To God!"

Our Online Service for Sunday 8th August 2021.
The Tenth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "How To Smell Good To God!"


 Hi Folks

Today's Online Sunday Service is on the theme: How to Smell good to God! which I hope gets you wondering.  You'll find it here, on facebook and on youtube, so why not give it a try.

 
Also this week, there'll be another 'Fair Weather Fair' at Christ Church (Weather Permitting).  It was a lovely event a fortnight ago, so I'm sure it will be well worth a visit (10am - 1pm, Saturday 14th August).

 

I do hope that you can have a good break yourselves, whatever the weather and you can always stay in touch by tuning in to the online services.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 1st August 2021. The Ninth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "ONE!"

Our Online Service for Sunday 1st August 2021.
The Ninth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "ONE!"



 Hi Folks

If you're reading this straightaway on Saturday morning, then do come along to the Friends of Christ Church 'Fair Weather Fair', taking place in the grounds of Christ Church from 10am - noon today!   The many stalls include bric a brac, tombola, books and refreshments (all offered in as Covid friendly a manner as possible) plus the church will be open for private prayer.




Our Online Sunday Service for 1st August is on the theme: "ONE!"  All are very welcome to tune in to share in this devotional which will be available on our Facebook page, on YouTube and on here a little later on.

Did you know that today is the 10th Anniversary of our Wyvern Church organ? Happy Birthday to our musical friend who inspires us, calls us to sing God's Praises and guides us in our meditations. Here's to many more years of beautiful music! Who'd have thought it?



The next leg of the 'Shore to Shore' walk/litter pick/pilgrimage is on Monday 1st August starting at 1pm from Rhyl Harbour.  Do come along, even if you haven't been before, and enjoy a lovely afternoon of chatting and doing some good for the environment.  Arrangements will be made to get you back from Pensarn to any cars left in Rhyl at the end of the afternoon.

Text Reads: "LAN I'R LAN. SHORE TO SHORE 2021.  JOIN WITH THE CHURCH IN WALES OUT AND ABOUT.  Make Mondays Meaningful. Walk’n’Talk, Pause’n’Pray, Clear the Way (litter pick), All Walkers Welcome (dogs too), 19th July - 23rd Aug.


 

There will be a 'Friends of Christ Church' online meeting on Tuesday 3rd at 7.30pm which is open to all, to reflect on the Fair Weather Fair and to plan ahead.  

The link is:
Meeting ID: 925 3332 7344
Passcode: 603861

Also this week is the next Mission Area Prayer meeting on Wednesday 4th August at 4pm. We're sorry that the previous prayer meeting didn't work out, this was due to technical reasons. Rest assured, all is now well.

This is the link: 
Meeting ID: 934 3903 0309
Passcode: 852295


On Thursday 5th August at 10am there will be a Midweek Holy Communion Service at Christ Church.

I hope to see you at the Fair Weather Fair later this morning, or at any of the other activities.

Do let me know of any prayer requests or pastoral concerns.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 25th July 2021. The Eighth Sunday After Trinity. Our Theme: "A Personal Time With God."

Our Online Service for Sunday 25th July 2021.
The Eighth Sunday After Trinity.
Our Theme: "A Personal Time With God."



Hi Folks

Our new Online Sunday Service for today is on the theme of a 'Personal Time with God' - so if you're not sure what that is, or how to go about it, or maybe you do have such times often - this will hopefully encourage you to give them a go and add a little variety. 


Do give Forest Church a go, that's at 4pm today at Llanasa!

Tomorrow is the second section of Shore to Shore: Prestatyn to Rhyl, with lots of chatting, litter-picking and pauses to pray. It doesn't matter if you missed the first one, they are stand alone units by themselves, so do give it a try - meeting at 1pm by the Nova Centre, Prestatyn.

Text Reads: "LAN I'R LAN. SHORE TO SHORE 2021.  JOIN WITH THE CHURCH IN WALES OUT AND ABOUT.  Make Mondays Meaningful. Walk’n’Talk, Pause’n’Pray, Clear the Way (litter pick), All Walkers Welcome (dogs too), 19th July - 23rd Aug.



Now that some physical events are possible, the Friends of Christ Church will be holding a series of 'Fair Weather Fairs' in the grounds of that church on three Saturdays (starting 31st July, 10am - noon), so if you can help, contribute bric-a-brac, plants, handicraft items or other things to sell or include in the Tombola, then do drop them off at church on a Sunday morning (or contact the office 01745 776355). Do please let others know about it and invite them along to this important and fun fundraising endeavour.



The physical services next week for Sunday 1st August shall be:
9:30 AM at CHS - Holy Communion,
10:45 AM at Christ Church - Morning Prayer with Welsh Heritage. 
All are welcome, however please ring and leave a message to make sure there's space on 01745 776355.

DIARY OF EVENTS:
for your information & prayers

Sunday 25th July @ 2pm, Church Of The Holy Spirit. Baptism of Liberty Wimbles.
Sunday 25th July @ 4pm, Llanasa Sh Forest Church.
Monday 26th July @ 1pm, Prestatyn Nova Shore to Shore.
Monday 26th July @ 7pm, Zoom Homegroup.
Tuesday 27th July @ 7pm, Zoom Shared Ministry Team 
www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 962 2063 2153.   Passcode: 410634.
Thursday 29th July @ 1pm, Christ Church. BOA Pam Brindley. 
Thursday 29th July @ 7pm, Zoom Mission Area Conference.
Saturday 31st July @ 10am - Noon, Christ Church. Fair Weather Fair.
Monday 2nd August @ 1pm, Shore to Shore - Rhyl to Kinmel Bay.

I do hope that you are keeping well, making the most of the hot weather and will be able to join us for some of these things.

Do let me know of any prayer requests or pastoral concerns.

Keep Safe,
Keep Praying &
Keep Close to Jesus!

God bless you,

Revd David Ash.
Vicar of Prestatyn.
01745 776355

Prestatyn Church in Wales: Christ Church & the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Part of the Bryn a Môr Mission Area, within the Diocese of St Asaph.

This Week's Online Sunday Service...