On-Line Service – 28th August
The Youtube service from St Aelhaiarn’s, Guilsfield on 28th August was on the theme of the dangers of pride and need for humility.
Bug Hotel Building
Despite the light rain, the first bug-hotel building session on Tuesday afternoon, 2nd August, was enjoyed by all those that attended and resulted in some fantastic new hotels for the Churchyard and to take home. More bug hotels were made for the churchyard and to take home at another enjoyable, sunny session on Wednesday morning, 10th August A big thank you to Sheila and John Morgan who led the sessions and to all those that took part.
On-Line Service – 24th July
A Youtube service on the theme of the Lord’s Prayer can be viewed on the Guilsfield Church channel at: https://youtu.be/-0KVT_bV8RI .
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Exhibition of Flowers and Memorabilia
On Saturday 4th June and Sunday 5th June there was a wonderful exhibition of flowers and memorabilia to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A sample of photographs from the exhibition can be found on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee page.
Music Fit for a Queen – A Celebratory Concert
At a celebratory concert entitled ‘Music Fit for a Queen’ held on Friday evening, 3rd June as part of the Jubilee celebration, Guilsfield Church Choir, with guest flute and trumpet soloists, performed religious music and Guilsfield Singers sang choral pieces to represent a musical tour of the British Isles. The audience were treated to a wonderful evening of enjoyable and varied music.
Ringing for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The Guilsfield Church Bellringers rang two touches of Plain Bob Doubles to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at 11:00 am on Friday 3rd June to coincide with the service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Jubilee Tree Planting
Kath Summerville, at 105 years, the oldest member of our church congregation, assisted with the planting of a tree adjacent to the sports field for the Queen’s Jubilee.
On-Line Service – 22nd May
This Sunday’s YouTube service can be viewed on the Guilsfield Church YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/bSqtps6eM8w. It is a short morning prayer-style service with hymns on the theme of healing based on Jesus and the paralysed man at the Pool in Jerusalem.
On-Line Service – 24th April
This Sunday’s YouTube service can be viewed now on the Guilsfield Church YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/h-p0RJFh_wA. Please note that this is not the usual link or the usual channel. This week’s service is a morning prayer service with hymns from Guilsfield church, led by Bethan Scotford, with a post-Easter reflection on being witnesses to Christ’s resurrection.
Guilsfield -Joint Good Friday Service with Groes Chapel
Work on Spire – 10th/11th March 2022
Following damage by woodpeckers, the steeplejacks came to replace some of the cedar shingles on 10th and 11th March. At least four holes were found and the damage caused by the woodpeckers can been seen in these pictures:
Our collection for the DEC Charities Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal during week ending 11th March final raised a grand total of £2200, including the match funding by the church and has now been sent to the DEC. A very big thank you to all those people from the village and church communities who gave so generously. This money will make a big difference to a number of people.
Ringing for Ukraine
The tenor bell at Guilsfield church was tolled for 7 minutes in support of the people of Ukraine at 12:00 midday on the 7th day of the war, Thursday 3rd March. It was very appropriate that the colour of the sallies on our ropes matched those of the national colours of Ukraine, yellow and blue.
Carols in the Churchyard
Thank you to all those that came out in the rain to the Carols in the Churchyard service on Christmas Eve. It was lovely to see you all there and hear you singing out the carols.
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Congratulations to Ian
Ian Harrison a member of our choir and congregation at St Aelhaiarn’s was confirmed by Bishop Gregory at Emmanuel Bistre Church, Buckley on Sunday 10th October. Very many congratulations Ian from all at Guilsfield Church.
Open Gardens 2021
Open Gardens in aid of Guilsfield Church was held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. We were very lucky and enjoyed good weather over the two days. A total of over 80 tickets were sold and together with the sale of teas, cakes and ice creams, as well as the raffle, raised over £1000 for church funds.
Also, enormous thanks to the hard workers, and Guilsfield Singers who made Guilsfield Open Gardens a great success, and to all those from across the MA who supported it. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves in the September sunshine.
A list of the raffle prize winners can be viewed at: OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND 2021 Raffle Winners.
The Evening Hour – August 2021
‘The Evening Hour’; a time of quiet reflection, meditation and prayer on Wednesday evenings throughout August. Further details are on the Evening Hour Poster Aug 21.
Articles on events held in 2020 can be found on the Events in 2020 page, 2019 events on Events in 2019 page, events from 2018 on the Events in 2018 page and 2017 events can be found on the Event in 2017 page or for earlier events follow the links on the Past Events 2013-2017 page.