During Lent, every Friday at 9:00pm at the end of what may have been a busy, frustrating week there will be the office of Compline at Guilsfield Church. Compline was the last service of the day said by monks which preceded a long time of prayer. Our compline will last about 20 minutes or so and contains within it a time of prayer and reflection. It will offer the people who attend the opportunity to wind down, a time to quietly come into the presence of God. All are welcome!
A short poem by Thom M Shuman titled ‘Where You Sit’ has been added to the From My Bookshelf feature.
We will be holding a special Mothering Sunday All-Age, Family Service on Sunday 31st March at 11:00am to which all are welcome. ‘Guilsfield Rocks’ will also be taking part for further information see the Mothering Sunday Poster and visit the Forthcoming Events page to see how you can join in with ‘Guilsfield Rocks’.
Our Lent groups this year will be based on Les Miserables. We will meet in the Vicarage at either 2-4pm on Monday afternoons from Monday 11th or 7.30-9.30pm on Thursday evenings from Thursday 14th. See Caroline’s Monthly Letter for more details.
Lent lunches will commence on Thursday 21st March at 12:30pm in the Old School. For further dates and information visit the Forthcoming Events page.
The new Mothers’ Union programme for 2019 has been issued see MU Programme 2019 for upcoming events and throughout the year.
There is a new way to appreciate and learn about St Aelhaiarn’s Church; why not pick up a leaflet and follow the ‘Wander and Ponder’ Trail? As you wander around, you will see and find out a little bit more about the meaning and reasons for some of the items and images in the Church. The leaflets can be found on the table part of the notice board to the left of the door as you enter the porch. The Trail will be changed several times during the year to feature different items and reflections; so, if you enjoy it, do look out for the new leaflets and come back again to enjoy the peace and serenity of our beautiful church.
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.
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.
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.