A Commemoration of the Centenary of the ending of the First World War: ‘Conflict, Reflection and Healing’ – A special programme devised and presented by members and friends of Guilsfield Church will consist of sacred and light music, dramatic readings of letters and poems, written during the Great War. These will be illustrated by poignant and dramatic Images and Artwork, created during the conflict. Those whose names are on the village War Memorial who died during the 1914-18 war, will also be remembered. This will take place on Friday 9th November at 7.30pm in Guilsfield Church. Taking part will be the augmented church choir together with singers and readers from the local community.There will be no admission fee. All are welcome. See the WW1 Centenary Event Poster for further details.
This year the Act of Remembrance for the Centenary of the Armistice will begin at the War Memorial in the Cemetery at 10:50 am and then be followed by the Service in the Church; see the Remembrance Sunday Notice for details.
A very enjoyable social evening was held in the Old School on Friday 26th October and a short narrative and pictures can be seen on the Social Evening – 26th October page.
The answers to the Food Quiz can be found at Food Quiz Answers and the winner was Barbara Bird with 21 out of 25 answers correct. There were two other entries with 20 answers correct. Well done to all those who took part; it raised £80 for church funds.
** Following the retirement of our long serving organist, we are looking for a successor who can commit to playing regularly for morning and evening services on Sundays and for major Christian festivals, with additional fees for weddings and funerals. For details please contact Caroline on 01938 554245.
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 9.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m. winter and 9.00 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 new website designed to promote churches to visit at www.explorechurches.org, the website of Explore Churches at the National Churches Trust where you can find other churches to visit in the local area.
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.