All Saint's, Deganwy

Small and friendly,
welcoming congregation
Regular church service times

Sundays
08.00  Holy Eucharist

               (no service 1st Sunday of the month)
11.00  Holy Eucharist (except 4th Sunday)
11.00  All-Age Worship (4th Sunday)

Wednesdays
10.00  Holy Eucharist


Come a nd visit us!  We are at
All Saints Avenue, Deganwy LL31 9DZ

There is some parking available next to the church.


All Saints' website includes additional information, inlcluding the history of the church: www.allsaintsdeganwy.co.uk

You can email the church team at: allsaints.deganwy@gmail.com

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Deganwy Dementia Café
Bydd Côr Meibion Maelgwn ac unawdwyr
yn canu yn Eglwys yt Holl Saint ar
Nos Wener 22 Mehefin am 7.30yh
i codi arian at yr
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn Llanrwst yn 2019

Tocynnau £7 ar gael gan
Bill Chapman 01492 58342

Maelgwn Male Voice Choir and soloists
will be singing at All Saints Church
Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm
to raise funds for the
2019 National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst 
 
Tickets cost £7 and are available from

Bill Chapman 01492 583420
 First Monday of each month  10.30-12.30 pm
Entry and refreshments free of charge to all.
 Open to all and especially those who are living with Dementia, their carers, loved ones and friends.
 Support available for those who would like any further information regarding Dementia.
 Help us to Create a  Dementia Friendly Deganwy
 
For more details contact Cllr Julie Fallon on  01492 592478/07860 232641 or cllr.julie.fallon@conwy.gov.uk

The Changing times at All Saints
Frank Prescott
As appeared in Aberconwy Mission Area newsletter April 2018

All Saints was consecrated by the Bishop of St Asaph on All Saints’ Day 1st November 1899.  It was built by The Rt Hon Lady Henrietta Augusta Mostyn of Gloddaeth in memory of her father and mother the Earl and Countess of Abergavenny.  I often amuse myself by commenting to visitors that she must have had very strong arms!   A report of the  opening service and the titled people in attendance reads like a scene from “Downton Abbey”.  It records that “the interior of the church was crowded and overflowing with a fashionable and representative congregation” and “adorned with greenhouse ferns, palms and flowery plants very tastefully disposed”!  I wouldn’t dare deny that Betty’s flower displays match anything then, but times have certainly changed.
 
All Saints Church was once the only building on the hill.  It could be seen for miles around.  But although the commemoration stone is still visible up close, the church is now surrounded by “luxury apartments” and a Sea Cadet building that looks more like a 1960s office store.  The church is all but invisible from the main road.  “We didn’t realise there was a church there”, a group of walkers said to me as our paths crossed on the Vardre.
 
Commensurate with other church buildings of a similar age we have in the last two or three years had our share of repairs.  The front wall and gates had to be rebuilt and restored after  a car crashed into them; repairs were needed to the roof over the organ loft to prevent it raining in; and now storm damage to the church tower and the falling over of the cockerel weather vane (which complicates matters by being part of our lightning conductor system)!  Our electrics have to be upgraded following the Quinquennial inspection and, to boot, we also have a problem with water drainage from the cellar!


Nevertheless we have had some positives. We have had a kitchenette and toilet installed and new chairs and tables in the north aisle of the church - what is now in effect a functioning café!  It is intended that much use is made of this space by those from within and outside the church.  As well as serving tea, coffee and biscuits after services we have held special events such as the recent “Soup Sunday”, a frugal meal to mark the start of Lent.  We also hope to encourage groups outside of the church to make use of our facilities the first of which is the monthly Deganwy Dementia Café which started in March of this year.  
 
As with most churches we are patently aware of our demographics.  We have managed though to attract new members and have maintained our numbers in recent years.  We are trying ways to publicise events and services through social media, local advertising, leafleting and using notice boards. We can but try!