ORGAN APPEAL PASSES £10,000 MARK – the appeal to restore our church organ, one of the most historic in the area, has reached five figures. The organ was built in 1910 by William Hill and Son, who also built organs for Chester Cathedral, Sydney Town Hall and Westminster Abbey.
It’s one of only two organs in Llandudno which are grade II listed, and is a rare example of an instrument built by William Hill & Son which survives in near-original condition.
Much of the ten thousand pound total has been raised by generous donations from the people of Craig-y-Don, who responded to an appeal in November 2013 to sponsor the 1,767 pipes which make up the organ. By the end of the year, almost £3,500 had been raised, mostly donated by people living within a mile or so of St Paul’s church.
Donationshave continued to come in during 2014, including contributions from the United States in memory of an organ enthusiast with links to Wales. You can see the latest total and donate online at: http://www.churchorganfund.co.uk
ALL CHANGE AT THE VICARAGE – Rev Bob Griffiths, a familiar face at St Paul’s for over 16 years, has moved on from his job as team rector for the Rhos Cystennin Benefice (which includes us). We thank Bob for his many years of service to the people of Llandudno, and for his enthusiastic leadership here at St Paul’s, down to changing lightbulbs and being the only person who truly knew how to work the heating.
Bob has taken up a new position as Archdeacon of Wrexham. The diocese of St Asaph say they hope to appoint his replacement very soon.
CAN YOU SING? The choir at St Paul’s is looking for new members. The choir rehearses for an hour on Thursday evenings at 18:00 and sings at the 09:45 holy communion service on Sunday. We’ve also done recordings for BBC Radio Wales and sung at St Asaph Cathedral.
You don’t need to be a master singer, or even be able to read music, just willing to have a go. There’s no obligation to sing every week. For more information, contact Deborah Haigh-Roberts, Director of Music on 07867 964010.
ST PAUL’S MOTHERS’ UNION – We are part of Mothers' Union, an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.
Our branch has a large, healthy and busy group of members. Meeting on the second and fourth Monday afternoons at 2.30 in the Church Hall there is varied programme of business meetings and speaker meetings and other events all with the aim of understanding and spreading of love and care for others. There is also a prayer group meeting at 1.45 on the fourth Monday of the month before the main meeting
A warm welcome awaits all who wish to share our ideals and commitment and love for others.
For more information contact Branch Leader, Anne Clutton on 01492 876292
28th April Quiz Afternoon
12th May Rev Warwick Jaundrill Wanderings!
9th June 'A Picture of You'
23rd June Mid Summer Tea Party
SITUATIONS VACANT – the church is always looking for people to do the readings at services and to serve on the altar - full training given. Contact Michael Clutton via the parish office (details below).
FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER - The church choir can be found on the social networking sites Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Pauls-Church-Choir-Llandudno/1381337445440091 and Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/choirofstpauls where we post regular updates of what’s happening in the church and behind the scenes.