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Pastoral Guidance from The Bench of Bishops 24 March 2020
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St Ffraid's, Glan Conwy

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. 

Welcoming bilingual church

Regular church service times


11.15  Holy Eucharist (Bilingual)
4.00     Messy Church (last Sunday of the month)

Services at St Ffraid’s will vary until further notice, although will be at the usual times.  Please check locally to see whether it is Eucharist.

St Ffraid's Church House
10 - 11.30am Coffee Shop

Come and visit us!  We are at:
St Ffraid, Glan Conwy, COLWYN BAY LL28 5NB
We are an ancient parish founded in the 5th century by Maelgwyn Gwynedd and so the worship of God has been offered up on this site for 1500 years. The parish lies on the banks of the Afon Conwy and faces the problems and challenges of change and development lying as it does a mile from the A55 Express Way.

We are a bilingual church with regular services in Welsh and English and we celebrate the major festivals with bilingual services.  We have an enthusiastic Mothers Union and a very talented Banner Group.  The Church of Llansanffraid extends a warm welcome to all.   

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.

Occupying the same site for over 1000 years the present church was built between 1839-1841. 

A simple Romanesque basillica style is entered
through a west door between two slim towers the South tower carrying a single bell.   Light and airey with some of the best Victorian glass in Wales along with two 14th century lights the original East Window (now over the west door). 

In 1909 the gallery was taken down and a rood screen and organ were installed the pulpit resited and a new entrance to the vestry created.  Light oak pews and an open oak roof gives a feeling of space and lightness. 

When the church was reroofed, the limestone ridge stones were found to date from the Middle Ages.

For more history, see here at History Points .