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Pastoral Guidance from
The Bench of Bishops 24 March 2020
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St Cystennin's, Llangystennin

March 2020: The Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales issued a Pastoral Declaration (17 March 2020), the immediate effect of which is that all church services and gatherings for public worship and study groups and other events should no longer take place.  This was supplemented by Pastoral Guidance on 24 March 2020 which you can download above. 

St. Cystennin’s church is in a peaceful rural setting, surrounded by woodland & fields and is on cycle & footpath routes
Regular church service times

9.30  Holy Eucharist
(2nd & 4th Sundays)
            Morning Prayer (1st & 3rd Sundays)
 Followed by coffee and chat

Saturday mornings 10-12ish
The church is usually open for coffee – please do come and visit or join us for a Sunday morning service.  

Information on the history of the church can be found here , and a BBC film on the restoration of 15th century church windows here.

You can find us on Facebook

Come and visit us!  We are on Cystennin Lane – the road between Mochdre and Glanwydden.

Parking is plentiful on the lane adjacent to the church.

Public Transport
The church is on walking and cycling routes. The nearest bus stop is in Mochdre – about a ten minute walk along the lane.

Gwasanaethau Cymraeg (Welsh Services)
Yn dilyn trafodaethau rhwng Eglwysi Sant Cystennin Mochdre ac Eglwys Sant Ffraid Glan Conwy mae’r ddwy eglwys wedi cytuno i gynnal gwasanaethau Cymraeg ar y cyd ar y pedwerydd Sul o bob mis, gyda’r man cyfarfod yn newid yn fisol. Anogir a chroesewir pawb sy’n dymuno addoli trwy gyfwng y Gymraeg i fynychu gan gynnwys rhai sy’n dysgu’r Gymraeg a rhai di-gymraeg; ymestynnir y gwahoddiad hwn i’r holl gynulleidfaoedd o fewn ardal Cenhadaeth Aberconwy.

Welsh services in Aberconwy Mission Area – all welcome
Following consultations between St Cystennin’s church, Mochdre, and St Ffraid’s church, Glan Conwy, both churches have agreed to hold joint Welsh services on the fourth Sunday of each month with the venue changing every month.  All who wish to worship through the medium of Welsh are encouraged to attend and will be made very welcome as are Welsh learners and non Welsh speakers.

Fundraising for roofing and other repairs

St Cystennin’s, the church of Mochdre and the surrounding area, is a Grade II Listed building. There has been a place of worship on this site since 338 AD.

In recent years repairs have been done to the roof, the gable ends, the guttering, the windows and the boundary wall, and an accessible entrance made and toilet installed.  However major roofing and other repairs are now needed urgently.

Further fund raising is vital in order to continue worshipping in this magnificent building and to preserve its heritage for future generations. (The roof and other repair plans are available in the Church.)

The Church Treasurer, Margaret Hodgkiss, has been leading the fundraising and much time and energy has gone into this from church members, and friends, the local community and the general public including the Pioneer Newspaper, for which we are extremely grateful.

Now application is being made to the Heritage Lottery Funding for a grant and funds that have been raised over the last 4 years and ongoing, will be put towards whatever money may be granted.

Any further donations will be much appreciated and should be sent to St Cystennin’s Church Treasurer, 
c/o The Parish Office (cheques made payable to St Cystennin’s Church please).
Blessing of the restored medieval windows by Bishop Gregory on 5 November 2017
Glass panels from the medieval church are stored in Llandudno Museum where the 9th/10th century Llangystennin bell is on display. The east window is a stained glass window of the crucifix scene,by Hebert Bryans who was a scholar of the eminent stained glass maker C.E. Kempe. The mark or rebus of Bryans is a running greyhound dog and can be seen in the right hand corner of the glass.

The graveyard contains war graves. Some graves in the churchyard date back to 1700s.