A short video of Ian Harrison performing a poem called ‘The Winter Child’ by Malcolm Guite set to music by Bethan Scotford can be found on the ‘While We Cannot Meet’ page
It was wonderful to welcome Kath to church at our first service since the latest Welsh lockdown and congratulate her on her 104th birthday. Although we weren’t able to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her in the usual manner we did give her a generous round of applause. A very happy birthday to you, Kath, and many happy returns.
The latest information and resources from Caroline and the Mission Area for use during the current Covid-19 restrictions, including links to Sunday’s services, can be found on a ‘While We Cannot Meet’ page.
The latest Welsh government guidelines require that access to all church buildings is restricted and supervised, and no other access granted, and so with a heavy heart the main door remains locked outside advertised opening times. 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 Caroline to light a candle for you among her icons at the vicarage do get in touch.
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.
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.