What We Do

So, you'd like to know what we do?... Are you sitting comfortably? then we shall begin...

Whether you're a member of Christ Church, Church of the Holy Spirit or any of our churches within the Bryn a Mor mission area, or you're new to us and want to get to know us better, or even better... Join us and be part of our family and community, you are very welcome. 

Our churches aren't just buildings, they are, and are part of our communities. We are here not only to spread the word and message of God, but also to bring people together, provide hope, faith, guidance, support, work with our communities - whether locally or even worldwide - to promote positive change through the power of Jesus' name.

Here's just a taster of what we do...

Our Services...

We have services at 8am and 10:45am every Sunday in Christ Church and at 9:30am in the Church of the Holy Spirit. We have Morning Prayer on the first Sunday of the month in Christ Church and the second Sunday in CHS, and All-Age Worship on the third Sunday in Christ Church and the fourth Sunday in CHS. All other services are Holy Communion.

We also have a short Communion service every Thursday at 10am in Christ Church, a monthly Welsh Communion on the second Sunday of the month at 9:30am in Christ Church, and a contemporary service on the second Sunday of the month at 6pm in CHS.


Our Service Times...

Christ Church.

Sunday Worship...
8.00am Holy Communion.
9.30am Cymun Bendigaid - Yr Ail Sul - (Eglwys y Plwyf).
10.45am Holy Communion.
12.30pm Holy Baptism (by appointment with the Vicar).

Each Thursday... 
10.00am Holy Communion Followed by Morning Coffee. 


Church of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday Worship
 9.30am every Sunday...
1st Sunday - Holy Communion,
2nd Sunday - Morning Prayer,
3rd Sunday - Holy Communion,
4th Sunday - All age worship,
5th Sunday - Holy Communion,
6.00pm 2nd Sunday "Sunday at Six".
Other Services & Events - Stay Tuned!

Following our morning services on Sundays and Thursdays, why not relax over a cup of coffee with friends old and new.


The Vicar's Surgery...

The Vicar's Surgery (for the booking of Holy Baptism and Weddings) takes place on Wednesday Evening between 6:00 pm and 7.00pm and Saturday Morning between 10.00am and 11.00am (By appointment during the winter months.) You can also get in touch through the church office E-Mail.


Holy Baptism at Prestatyn Church in Wales...

Holy Baptism (sometimes called Christening) is a major part of life in our mission area, and can be arranged by appointment with the Vicar. There are one or two things that you need to know before you make an appointment.

Firstly, we expect that you will live in Prestatyn or at least have very strong links with Prestatyn Parish Church. If you do not live in Prestatyn then we would encourage you to go to your local Parish Church. When it comes to selecting Godparents for your child (who will promise during the Service that they will help you to bring up your child in the Christian Faith) you need to know that the Law of the Church (Canon Law) requires that all Godparents must be baptised, and that they should be persons of good standing within their own church.

We will require proof (i.e - a photocopy) of the Certificate of Baptism of each of your chosen Godparents, and we can advise you how to get copy certificates if these are missing or lost. We also require parents and Godparents to undergo some preparation and we would expect to see you coming along to the Church and becoming a part of our worshipping community. We are developing a team of Pastoral Visitors who will call to see you in order to help you with any questions that you may have and to pray with you. In short we want to get to know you, and we promise a warm welcome at our churches!

For further information or to arrange a christening, please Click Here to contact us by email.






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Weddings...

Church life sees many things happen in our community, Each event has significance and a bond shared by many. One of those particular bonds is in Marriage. Marriage is a unique and special bond, which, through the church, is shared with God, with Jesus and with all who witness. Weddings are a special time for all and we see our share of weddings and other services which bring joy and love.

Marriage is a gift from God, through which husband and wife may grow together in the knowledge, love and service of God. It is given that - united with one another in heart, in mind and in body, they may increase in love and trust. God joins husband and wife in life-long union as the foundation of family life (in which children are born and nurtured) and in which each member of the family, in good times and in bad, may find strength, companionship and comfort, and grow to maturity in love. Marriage enriches society and strengthens community.

Jesus therefore sets the greatest example of unconditional, self-sacrificial love – a model that husband and wife can seek to follow in the way they love one another, each putting the other’s needs first. At the heart of the marriage ceremony is the exchange of vows, in which a couple make a public declaration of lifelong commitment to love each other, whatever the future may bring.

Christians believe that in marriage we find the proper expression of our sexuality, a secure environment for bringing up our children, and an important element of stability for the wider community.

You have a right to be married in your local parish church.

The law requires that at least one of those to be married should:
- Resides in the parish where the wedding is to take place, or
- Be a regular worshipper in the parish and to have your name entered on the church electoral roll, 
- or have a ‘qualifying connection’. A ‘qualifying connection’ as described in the Marriage (Wales) Act 2010 is that you were baptised or confirmed in the parish, that you or a parent formally lived for at least six months in the parish, that you or a parent formerly habitually attended worship in the parish for at least six months or that a parent or grandparent had been married in the parish.


Holding a wedding service, whether at Christ Church, Church of the Holy Spirit or through our other churches within the Bryn a Mor Mission Area is special to us and also important to what we do as churches. It's important that a wedding feels special to all and is memorable.

We have a number of serving organists including Huw Ellis-Williams, Richard Ablitt and others who cover our churches, as well as church choirs and bell ringers.

Should you wish to enquire about Weddings and functions, why not call our church office on 01745 776355 or Get In Touch.


Funerals...

Our journey in life is unique to us all, from the day of our birth until the day we depart, we all have our stories and lives we share. It is hard to lose someone in your life, but sadly something we all have to face and nou doubt have faced before.  Funerals are as such within our churches and within Christianity, not about an end, but instead, are celebrations  of life and every milestone and memory we hold close in our hearts. Though a sad time,  we remember our loved ones, our friends, our families and more and celebrate their life and their memory.

A funeral service usually include the remembering of the person who has died, usually readings from the Bible, prayers for the deceased and to their family and friends, as well as hymns and other music. As churches, we are here for you throughout such a difficult time.

We are here not only to support these services, but also for those who need our help. We are here for you.Should you require such help at this time, please Reach Out To Us or call 01745 776355.


Other Events & Activities We Hold...

Prestatyn Parish Church Bell Ringers: - We are now eight ringers in all. New ringers are still welcome, experienced or novices, young or old, as we would freely coach anyone who would wish to start ringing. Our practice night is on Tuesdays at 7.00 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. The band has continued to ring for the 10.45 a.m. service and also at many weddings, where complimentary comments have been made about the ringing. Visiting ringers from far and wide have rung at the tower and there is no doubt that ringers will still visit us, as they all seem to enjoy ringing our bells. (Ffrangcon Roberts, Tower Captain & Simon Weaver, Bell Ringers’ Secretary)

Friends’ Group: - This group now fundraises mainly for the upkeep of Christ Church. We also hold many fellowship events. For the year ending 31st December 2019 we raised £6,692.50. Our largest fund-raisers are the Christmas Tree Festival and the 100 Club, with the Classic Car Show Refreshments and Tombola coming in third.

The 100 Club: - Raises funds for Christ Church and the Church of the Holy Spirit and had £1,800 profit during the year, shared between both churches.) It’s only £4 a month for a number and you may win one of the four monthly cash prizes, whilst contributing to the funds of both churches. If you would like to join us please speak to Kay or John Northam (855733).

Indoor Bowling Group: - The Indoor Bowling Club is still very active. We have on average 16-18 players every Tuesday and Thursday. In fact, we already have a waiting list for October when we resume indoor bowling. At the end of the season (middle March) we are all going out for lunch before we all go our own way over the summer. If you are interested in playing bowls with a lovely group of people for £1.50 per session which includes tea and biscuits, please put your name down on the list.

Prestatyn Ladies’ Fellowship: - Our Ladies Fellowship Group has had another very successful year. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the Parish Community Hall. We have approximately 50 members. We have enjoyed some interesting and varied speakers throughout the year as well as a Banquet, a Christmas meal and a Day Trip. This year we have supported seven Charities. If you would like an evening of fun and fellowship, then do come and join us. (Ann Eadie - Secretary).

Craft Group: - The Tuesday craft class has had another successful year meeting to be creative together and raising an impressive £XXX through sales at their Coffee Morning and at the Christmas Tree Festival. After Six years at the helm Josie Cook has decided to step back from running that group and we still hope for someone to take this on so that an important social opportunity isn’t lost for the many ladies who have enjoyed a good natter as they get creative in a Tuesday morning. 8

Open the Book Group: - This group goes into Ysgol Penmorfa on a monthly basis which is the new arrangement agreed with the headteacher. There are a strong number in the group and they are certainly using their experience and familiarity to involve a great number of the children every time. They seem to be welcome and popular visitors into school. The group also act as hosts whenever the school comes into Christ Church which they have tried to do seasonally.

Carers’ and Toddlers Group (CATs): - Throughout the past year Friday’s carer and toddler group has continued to thrive. There is a regular group of mums, nans and childminders who have developed close and supportive bonds. Children’s ages range from 0-4years with a craft activity each week, a baby area with some new equipment and a snack time. Involvement with the church has been encouraged through special services eg Christingle; baptism and the Christmas tree festival. And it is hoped The Mission Area Messy Church will strengthen links.

Monday Evening Home Group – Marion Road: - Up to twelve church members have met together regularly on Monday evenings during the year to share, study and discuss passages from the Bible and to explore the implications of those passages for our daily life.
Our explorations have included looking at the life and times of Bible characters such as the twelve disciples of Jesus, Elijah, and Priscilla and Aquila, exploring books of the Bible such as Habbakuk and Titus, looking at some of the Psalms, and studying aspects of Jesus’ life and teaching, at some of the people whose lives changed as result of an encounter with Jesus, and at the nature of Jesus’ Jewish background and upbringing. We have also shared studies in living with difference, uncertainty and difficulty, we have looked at Jesus’ patterns of prayer, and the life and work of the Holy Spirit. The discussions are lively and varied, as together we seek to grow by exploring different aspects of our faith. (Geoff & Sheila Breffitt).