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:

In the From My Bookshelf Section, a little poem ‘On Coppiced Trees’ from ‘The Coracle’ – the magazine published by and for the Iona Community.  It speaks of the ‘strength’ of growing things to heal themselves and to keep living despite the hacking and the pruning and their seeming destruction.

For information on an event to remember children who have died to soon see the Baby Loss Awareness Week poster.

Short reports and pictures from Open the Book, the Macmillan Coffee Morning and Harvest Supper can be found on the Recent Events page.

Visit the News and Forthcoming Events page for information about our new ‘Breathing Space’ Service on the 3rd Thursday evening every month.  ‘Breathing Space’ will allow us time to step back from the busyness of life and spend time reflecting on a theme and is open to anyone. See the October Breathing Space poster for details of the October Service (Unfortunately, the October Breathing Space has had to be cancelled due to Caroline not being well).

The winners of the 250 Club August draw can be found at 250 Club Winners Aug.

St Aelhaiarn’s Church Choir, augmented by volunteers from Guilsfield Singers, sang for the services at St Asaph’s Cathedral on Sunday 18th August.  Visit the Recent Events page to access a short report on and pictures of this and also for the last Family Service.

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.