Welcome

A warm welcome to the web-site of St Aelhaiarn’s, the Church in Wales Anglican church for Guilsfield within the Diocese of St Asaph.

What’s New:

A Poem for Palm Sunday.

Photos of the entries for our Easter Tree and Garden Competition received so far can be found here.

The latest Mission Area News, including details of service resources and on-line services during this difficult time, can be found on the Pool Mission Area page.

See also Prayers at a time of crisis.

The latest government restrictions require that all church buildings are locked, and no access granted, and so with a heavy heart we have locked the main door. This church building has stood at the centre of Guilsfield as a symbol of God’s presence, with us and among us, throughout plagues and pandemics in the past. He will hear our prayers wherever we say them.

While we’re not allowed in church if you would like me to light a candle for you among my icons at the vicarage do get in touch.

 

Why not have a go at making your own Easter Tree or Easter Garden (can be large or small) and post a photo on the Guilsfield Church Facebook page or send a copy to guilsfieldchurch@gmail.com.  Small prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category.  See the Easter Competition Poster for further details.  Due to the current situation we will not be putting up posters, so do please let your friends and neighbours know about the competition.  

A Prayer and Sonnet – The Great Physician for these difficult times.

All forthcoming services and meetings have been cancelled or postponed; the latest Church in Wales guidance regarding Coroanvirus can be found on the following link:  https://dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/coronavirus/.

Some resources that can be used to worship at home during this difficult time of restricting social contact and self-isolation are Service of Morning Prayer at Home and Bible Readings and Collects for Sundays

Bell-ringing and choir practices cancelled until further notice.

The 250 Club winners for February can be found at 250 Club winners Feb 2020.

Guilsfield Church donates part of it’s income each year to other good causes and the latest list of giving by Guilsfield Church is at 2019 Church Donations.

Two photographs taken at Christmas 1873, before the Victorian alterations, can be found on the History page along with a link to Guilsfield in Retrospect 1950 to 1958, the recollections by a former Vicar, David G Rees, of his time in Guilsfield before he emigrated to Canada.

A leaflet with instructions for a short walk around Guilsfield pointing out some of it’s history and beginning at the Church is available to view, print and download at Guilsfield History Walk.

As an active Christian community we aim to be open, friendly and accessible.  The church is open daily for visitors throughout the year, with the lady chapel available for quiet reflection and prayer.

Guilsfield Church Amongst TreesWe hope to offer an environment which enables all to come closer to God through prayer and worship, reflection and action.

We aim to offer a mixture of forms of worship from the traditional to the contemporary for all ages.

St Aelhaiarns works closely with the Groeslwyd Presbyterian Church of Wales and other local organisations in the wider community as we seek to share God’s love for all.

The latest church news and information on forthcoming events can be found on the News page and reports on the latest activities are at Recent Events.

You will find a very warm welcome at our services and we look forward to greeting you.

The church is open daily 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m. winter and 10.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. summer.

We belong to the Small Pilgrims Places Network; www.smallpilgrimplaces.org and continue to attract visitors from all over the world.  A Small Pilgrim Place is a place that has a ‘presence’, a place for people to pray or to spend some time in quiet contemplation away from the bustle of traffic and modern living.  The church is included in T J Hughes’ Wales’ Best One Hundred Churches’ and also the AA book Exploring Britain’s Churches and Chapels, with a forward by David Dimbleby.  It has also been listed on a website designed to promote churches to visit at www.explorechurches.org where you can also find other churches to visit in the local area; Explore Churches is supported by the National Churches Trust.  Our page can be found at https://www.explorechurches.org/church/st-aelhaiarn-guilsfield.

We would be grateful if you could make our web site known to your families, friends and acquaintances or why not visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/guilsfieldchurch.