A warm welcome, a new year
St. Mary's is a Church in Wales parish church at the heart of Conwy town - it was here before the castle! We are one of four congregations in the Bro Celynnin Ministry Area, We've entered an exciting new chapter: a new ministry area and a new vicar, David Parry. We are praying and considering the vision God has for us, as we honour all those who have gone before.
We enjoyed a wonderfully varied Christmas programme (read below!) and are now looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2017. For forthcoming services, please click Come and Worship
We look forward to welcoming Rev'd Martin Pritchard as a new Curate for Bro Celynnin this June. Martin is currently a deacon and is due to be ordained as a priest in the summer. He will move to continue the development of his ministry at a time when we are laying exciting and sound foundations in this Ministry Area, under the leadership of Rev'd David Parry. Martin has been an active lay minister in Bangor before his ordination and is married to Vicky; they are foster carers. For more details see our News Page.
PilgrimageOne strand of our life together - that will help us grow spiritually and serve others - is to explore how the amazing medieval churches of the beautiful Bro Celynnin Ministry Area can be used for Pilgrimage. We had an excellent response to an invitation for those who are interested in pursuing the potential of developing pilgrimages here, and last week welcomed Rev'd Susan Blagden (Training Officer, Bangor Diocese and St Padarn's Institute) who helped us consider next steps on this journey (see News Page) Watch this space to find out about our next two sessions (details of which are just being firmed up).
Christmas in Conwy
We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with weekly Advent Groups meeting in Conwy and the Valley, a brilliant fundraising Christmas Quiz, hosted school carol services and presented the Christmas story to school children with our 'Open the Book' team, had a fine time carolling around the pubs ... and who will ever forget the wise man on a camel at our packed Family Carol Service! We are enormously grateful to Chris Roberts our Musical Director, the choir and host of readers who gave us a truly outstanding Nine Lessons and Carols service that for over 300 people, packed into church, marked the start of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and then of course Communion on Christmas Day itself. Do take a moment to read a short Christmas letter from our vicar, David Parry on our News Page.
To register for news of what's going on sent direct to your e-mail:
Vicar: Rev'd David Parry
07403 635 510 - (01492) 593 402
Do get in touch to explore the possibility of baptism, getting married at St Mary's or if we can help you in any other way.
Heather Addison 01492 572 924
Trevor Jones 01492 592 347
Church Hall Enquiries:
Vivien Wakely 01492 593 499
Choir and Conwy Classical Music Festival:
Chris Roberts 01492 592 166