Sunday, 17 April 2022

The Easter Egg Hunt Starts TODAY!!!

 The Easter Egg Hunt Starts TODAY!!!

Hi Folks,

Yes, Today is Easter Sunday, so, wishing you all a very Happy Easter. 

It's a busy day today with 3 services this morning and the easter egg hunt. 

Easter Sunday Service Times:
08:00 AM - Christ Church.*
09:30 AM - Church of the Holy Spirit.
10:45 AM - Christ Church.*
*(Please bring a flower if you can, to decorate the Cross)*

As promised, here's the official map to help on your quest.


Saturday, 16 April 2022

Coffee Morning for Ukraine & Easter Activities

Coffee Morning for Ukraine

&

Easter Activities!



Easter Sunday Service Times:
08:00 AM - Christ Church.*
09:30 AM - Church of the Holy Spirit.
10:45 AM - Christ Church.*
*(Please bring a flower if you can, to decorate the Cross)*


 Hi Folks  

This morning (16th April 2022) from 10am there is a Coffee Morning at Christ Church in Aid of Ukraine.  Do support it if you can. 

Flag of Ukraine. 2 Colour horizontal blocks, Blue above, Yellow below.


Tomorrow morning is Easter Sunday and there are plenty of services and activities for all! 



The Easter Pebble Dash is for any family with young children to search the local parks for specially decorated pebbles and then exchange them for easter Eggs (a map will be available on the Prestatyn Church in Wales facebook page from midnight).  It is totally free, so do encourage people to get hunting for those pebbles! 

 

Christ Church is now open from Monday to Saturday 10am - 3pm for private prayer, and at present there are some more creative ways to pray on offer. 

It would be wonderful to see you this weekend.  I hope you have a wonderful Easter! 

God bless you, 

David 
Revd David Ash 
Vicar of Prestatyn 
01745 776355

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Easter Events...

Easter Events for Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2022...




Do come to our Spring Fair - we could all do with an extra spring in our step! Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April, Christ Church should be bustling. Come for a cuppa, come for a new (old) book, come for some fun on the tombola, come and admire the craft stall. Do come and enjoy a pleasant chat in good company and for a great cause - our 'A Warm Welcome' Appeal (for the bells and boiler). Also come and find out about our Pebble Dash and other special activities leading up to Easter. Don't forget now, we hope to see you there!




This Sunday is Palm Sunday when we shall remember Jesus riding on a donkey as he entered Jerusalem for the last time, and the people welcoming him as their Messiah, by shouting "Hosanna" and waving palm branches.  Do come along to the Church of the Holy Spirit at 9.30am for Morning Prayer, or to Christ Church at 10.45am for Holy Communion and you can receive a palm cross in celebration of those events and of all that they still mean to us today. 

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Just One Service Today...

Just One Service Today...

Hi Folks

TODAY is the Fifth Sunday of the Month and there will be just ONE SHARED SERVICE at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT at 10AM, so there is no service at Christ Church! This will be an informal Morning Prayer and there will be a special speaker: Gerri Bayley from the local charity, Chernobyl Children, which CHS has started supporting. 

Social Distancing indoors has recently been relaxed, however there will be the options of staying 2 metres apart or choosing less (as space allows). Other Covid careful measures still apply and you are encouraged to take a Lateral Flow Test, to try to make sure you are clear, before you attend. Even so All are Very Welcome! 

There is hoped to be another Joint Service of Prestatyn Church in Wales in May. 

Watch this space for news of 2022 online devotional resources coming soon.

God Bless You,

David

Revd David Ash
Vicar of Prestatyn
Church Office: 01745 776355

Saturday, 29 January 2022

A WARM WELCOME! THE BELLS & BOILER APPEAL FOR CHRIST CHURCH PRESTATYN!

A WARM WELCOME!
THE BELLS & BOILER APPEAL FOR CHRIST CHURCH PRESTATYN!

 

Multi Colour Text reads: "A Warm Welcome. The Bells & Boiler Appeal For Christ Church Prestatyn
Please Click the image to transport you safely to our JustGiving Campaign Page.

Ladies & Gentlemen... We desperately need your help please. 

"After years of makeshift repairs, the boilers for the heating at Christ Church have finally broken and become obsolete, leaving the building often colder inside than out.

The bells that used to play such beautiful tunes heard throughout Prestatyn High Street  on the quarter hour and hour have been silenced because the electronic circuit board no longer works and needs replacing.

Damp issues that are inevitable with an old stone building have caused plaster and paint to have pealed in various places. Updating signs that would direct and inform visitors would also help us. 

We would so love to improve all of these and offer a warm and welcoming building for all to enjoy on those school, civic and family occasions as well as concerts, plays and the usual church services.

We estimate that £30,000 will be needed to realistically tackle these things and the congregation have wonderfully donated £5,000 (on top of their regular giving towards the ongoing costs of ministry, insurance, lighting etc - an eye watering £60,000 per annum). We are now appealing for community support to help bring this building back up to a good standard, so that it might be enjoyed and used more fully once more.

Can you help us?"

For more information on our campaign, please visit our JustGiving page. We will keep updating you on Facebook, our website and hopefully on Youtube. The more people who can support our church in this crisis, the better our chances of achieving what is needed to support our community.

Christ Church plays a vital part in the lives of the people of Prestatyn, We believe that Prestatyn is a family and that we, as a church, are there whenever needed. Christ Church is a unique church in that it is a peaceful sanctuary, a place of worship, a place of inspiration and beauty, a corner stone of our community and so much more.

Whether we hold concerts and performances, Weddings, Baptisms, Church Services or Funerals, Christ Church is at the heart of our community and we will always be there.

If you believe you can help us or support us. Please click on the image above or visit our page HERE.

Our story can also be found on Rhyl Journal.

Our church features a number of gifted musicians including organists, pianists, etc, as well as a beautiful and heart warming choir. 

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Some News & The 2022 Church In Wales Liturgical Calendar...

Some News & The 2022 Church In Wales Liturgical Calendar...

 Hi Folks.

Sorry it has been a little quiet of late. Betwee the Vicar needing some time off and myself needing a rest also. now is time to catch up on things for the new year.

With regards to our lack of online services after 26th December, between the Vicar needing a well deserved rest and how churches are now looking at the use of online content as live services are already happening, we're looking at how we can still provide certain support, but it won't be as frequent. More to come on that soon.

An update regarding the online calendar for our website, the below entries are added, plus live services times for both Christ Church and Church of the Holy Spirit have been included. The online Sunday Service entry has been removed for the moment, but the beauty of a LIVE calendar is instant updates.

This website has had to undergo a re-structure and design due to a security issue, but with that, things are hopefully ok.

So, here is this year's 2022 Church In Wales Liturgical Calendar.

Lew.
Web Admin.


2022 Church In Wales Liturgical Calendar

Saturday 1st January 2022. The Naming of Jesus.

Sunday 2nd January 2022. The Second Sunday of Christmas.

Thursday 6th January 2022. The Epiphany of Our Lord.

Sunday 9th January 2022. The Baptism of Christ.

Sunday 16th January 2022. The Second Sunday of Epiphany.

Sunday 23rd January 2022. The Third Sunday of Epiphany.

Tuesday 25th January 2022. The Conversion of Paul.

Sunday 30th January 2022. The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany.

Wednesday 2nd February 2022. The Presentation of Christ.

Sunday 6th February 2022. The Fourth Sunday before Lent.

Sunday 13th February 2022. The Third Sunday before Lent.

Sunday 20th February 2022. The Second Sunday before Lent.

Sunday 27th February 2022. The Sunday before Lent.

Tuesday 1st March 2022. Shrove Tuesday / David, Bishop and Patron Saint of Wales.

Wednesday 2nd March 2022. Ash Wednesday.

Sunday 6th March 2022. The First Sunday of Lent.

Sunday 13th March 2022. The Second Sunday of Lent.

Saturday 19th March 2022. Joseph of Nazareth.

Sunday 20th March 2022. The Third Sunday of Lent.

Friday 25th March 2022. The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sunday 27th March 2022. The Fourth Sunday of Lent or Mothering Sunday.

Sunday 3rd April 2022. The Fifth Sunday of Lent: Passion Sunday.

Sunday 10th April - Saturday 16 April 2022. Palm Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Lent and Holy Week.

Sunday 17th April 2022. Easter Day.

Sunday 24th April 2022. The Second Sunday of Easter.

Monday 25th April 2022. Mark, Evangelist.

Sunday 1st May 2022. The Third Sunday of Easter.

Monday 2nd May 2022. Philip and James, Apostles.

Sunday 8th May 2022. The Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Saturday 14th May 2022. Matthias, Apostle.

Sunday 15th May 2022. The Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Sunday 22nd May 2022. The Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Thursday 26th May 2022. Ascension Day.

Sunday 29th May 2022. The Seventh Sunday of Easter.

Tuesday 31st May 2022. The Visit of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth.

Sunday 5th June 2022. The Day of Pentecost.

Saturday 11th June 2022. Barnabas, Apostle.

Sunday 12th June 2022. Trinity Sunday.

Thursday 16th June 2022. Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi).
 
Sunday 19th June 2022. The First Sunday after Trinity.
 
Friday 24th June 2022. The Nativity of John the Baptist.
 
Sunday 26th June 2022. The Second Sunday after Trinity.

Wednesday 29th June 2022. Peter and Paul, Apostles.

Sunday 3rd July 2022. The Third Sunday after Trinity / Thomas, Apostle.
 
Sunday 10th July 2022. The Fourth Sunday after Trinity.

Sunday 17th July 2022. The Fifth Sunday after Trinity.

Friday 22nd July 2022. Mary Magdalene.

Sunday 24th July 2022. The Sixth Sunday after Trinity.

Monday 25th July 2022. James, Apostle.

Sunday 31st July 2022. The Seventh Sunday after Trinity.

Saturday 6th August 2022. Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Sunday 7th August 2022. The Eighth Sunday after Trinity.

Sunday 14th August 2022. The Ninth Sunday after Trinity.

Monday 15th August 2022. Mary, Mother of Our Lord.

Sunday 21st August 2022. The Tenth Sunday after Trinity.

Wednesday 24th August 2022. Bartholomew, Apostle.

Sunday 28th August 2022. The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

Sunday 4th September 2022. The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

Sunday 11th September 2022. The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Wednesday 14th September 2022. Holy Cross.

Sunday 18th September 2022. The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Wednesday 21st September 2022. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.

Sunday 25th September 2022. The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Thursday 29th September 2022. Michael and all Angels.

Sunday 2nd October 2022. The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Sunday 9th October 2022. The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.

Sunday 16th October 2022. The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Tuesday 18th October 2022. Luke, Evangelist.

Sunday 23rd October 2022. Bible Sunday & The last Sunday after Trinity.

Friday 28th October 2022. Simon and Jude, Apostles.

Sunday 30th October 2022. The First Sunday of the Kingdom.

Tuesday 1st November 2022. All Saints.

Wednesday 2nd November 2022. All Souls.

Sunday 6th November 2022. The Second Sunday of The Kingdom.

Sunday 13th November 2022. The Third Sunday of The Kingdom.

Sunday 20th November 2022. Christ the King - The Fourth Sunday of the Kingdom.

Sunday 27th November 2022. The First Sunday of Advent.

Wednesday 30th November 2022. Andrew, Apostle and Patron Saint of Scotland.

Sunday 4th December 2022. Second Sunday of Advent.

Sunday 11th December 2022. The Third Sunday of Advent.

Sunday 18th December 2022. The Fourth Sunday of Advent.

Sunday 25th December 2022. The Nativity of Our Lord.

Monday 26th December 2022. Stephen - Deaconand First Martyr.

Tuesday 27th December 2022. John - Apostle and Evangelist.

Wednesday 28th December 2022. The Innocents.


Sunday, 26 December 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 26th December 2021. Our Christmas Service. Our Theme: “Hype To Hope."

 Our Online Service for Sunday 26th December 2021.
Our Christmas Service.
Our Theme: “Hype To Hope."

 Hi Folks 

A Huge Thank You to all of you who attended the live services during Advent, including the 'Carols & Crafts', 'Nine Lessons and Carols', 'Crib Service', 'Christmas Eve Communions' and the Christmas Morning 'All Age Celebration' and for all your support in keeping everything that we were still allowed to do, happening this year. 

We're now well and truly into those 'Twelve Days of Christmas' and I'm taking a break, but you can find a little Christmas Devotional on Facebook or YouTube (Prestatyn Church in Wales). 



The next Live Services will be on 2nd January: Celebrating Epiphany 
9.30am Church of the Holy Spirit - Holy Communion
10.45am Christ Church - Morning Prayer (in the Parish Community Hall)
We now have to re-impose the 2 metre social distancing regulation, which does limit our capacity again, so do arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

Wednesday 5th January is when the 1pm Prayer Time and 7pm 'Home Group' at CHS resume. 
Wednesday 12th January will be a Vicar's Hour at 6pm at Christ Church 
Wednesday 19th January is when a series of the Faith Café 7.45pm-9pm starts, PCH 
*All of course subject to any further changes in the Covid Regulations 

We didn't sing it this year, but I do enjoy this particular version of the 'Twelve Days of Christmas': 'The Twelve Hours of Christmas', so do have a go at singing it, or maybe pray it - giving thanks for the various ideas - before Twelfth Night! 

At the twelfth hour of Christmas, the world in darkness lay, 
Wise men are riding, 
dawn's light has broken, 
local people dozing, 
many sheep are bleating, 
with shepherds watching, 
all heaven blazing, 
angels are singing, 
Pe-eace on earth. 
For on Christmas Day, 
in Bethlehem, 
sheltered in a stall, 
Our Saviour Jesus is born!



If I haven't recently, then I do hope to catch up with you in 2022. 

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.

Today's Online Sunday Service...

Monday, 20 December 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 19th December 2021. The Fourth Sunday of Advent. Our Theme: “Small Can Do Great Things!"

 Our Online Service for Sunday 19th December 2021.
The Fourth Sunday of Advent.
Our Theme: “Small Can Do Great Things!"




 Hi Folks 

At last, Our Online Sunday Service for 19th December is up today, Sorry for the delay. Our Service this week is “Advent 4” Small can do great things!

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.

Today's Online Sunday Service...

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Our Online Service for Sunday 12th December 2021. The Third Sunday of Advent. Our Theme: “Reasons To Be Joyful!"

Our Online Service for Sunday 12th December 2021.
The Third Sunday of Advent.
Our Theme: “Reasons To Be Joyful!"

 Hi Folks 

At last, Our Online Sunday Service for 12th December is up today, Sorry for the delay. Our Service this week is “Advent 3” Reasons To Be Joyful.

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.

Today's Online Sunday Service...

Monday, 6 December 2021

Sunday 5th December 2021. Our Online Sunday Service. The 2nd Sunday Of Advent.

Sunday 5th December 2021. 
Our Online Sunday Service. 
The 2nd Sunday Of Advent.




 Hi Folks 

At last, Our Online Sunday Service for 5th December is up today, Sorry for the delay. Our Service this week is “Advent 2”


Upcoming events and diary entries for your information:



Mon 6th Dec at 2pm at the Catholic Church Hall there will be a Cytûn Extraordinary AGM, because there have been no takers for carrying the responsibilities for the next year, so do come along so that more of us can lend a hand. 

Mon 6th Dec, 7pm Christ Church (PCC) via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 925 3332 7344   Passcode: 603861 
Or telephone: 02080806591,,92533327344#,,,,*603861# 

Tues 7th Dec, Noon, Christ Church 
Funeral for Betty Lewis

Tues 7th Dec, 7pm Mission Area Shared Ministry Team via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 910 2677 3237   Passcode: 239192 
Or telephone: 01314601196,,91026773237#,,,,*239192# 

Wed 8th Dec, 1pm CHS (Mission Outreach & Belief) MOB Meeting

Wed 8th Dec, 4pm Mission Area Prayers via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 892 3250 1765   Passcode: 768635 
Or telephone: 03300885830,,89232501765#,,,,*768635# 

Thurs 9th Dec, Noon, Christ Church 
Funeral for Glenys Patricia Jones

Fri 10th Dec, Noon, Christ Church 
Funeral for Victor Stone

Sat 11th Dec, 10.30am - 3.30pm, Christ Church 
Deck the Halls



Sun 12th Dec, 9.30am, CHS 
Morning Prayer

Sun 12th Dec, Christ Church 
Holy Communion 
N.B. This will be in the Parish Community Hall for warmth. 

Do support and/or pray for these as appropriate. 

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.

Today's Online Sunday Service...

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Vicar's Hour for Wednesday 1st December.

 


Hi Folks!

If you want to talk with me, the Vicar, about a Christening / Baptism, Wedding or anything else, then do come along to the next Vicar's Hour at Christ Church tomorrow at 6pm. Do just turn up, but dress warmly as there is no heating in church.

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.