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New £36,000 Facilities For Trefnant Church

After almost nine years in the planning, and exhaustive fundraising, Holy Trinity Church in Trefnant has acquired impressive new facilities which were proudly unveiled this week by Rector Reverend Colin Mansley
The beautiful 150 year old church, which nestles in a secluded part of Trefnant village, has always attracted a devoted local congregation in addition to many visitors who come to worship and admire the grandeur of the building and its idyllic rural setting. However, very basic toilet facilities and tea and coffee making services (which are found in most modern churches), have been lacking, meaning that there has been no opportunity for congregants to gather socially after a service.
Rector Colin explained:“The church is a Grade 2 listed building and the main problem has been to construct a modern facility which is also in keeping with the traditional internal features which we all value and admire. Architect Geoff Stott has done a magnificent job in designing an addition which is almost indistinguishable in character from the existing features but, following each service, we now simply draw back the tastefully –designed wooden doors to enable us to ‘put the kettle on’ and settle down in an informal setting; this is particularly useful for events which we hold for the wider community.”
Stan Field, the People’s Warden of the church added:
“This has made an enormous difference to our church. We can now actually sit down and chat over a cup of tea, particularly with new visitors. Also, the new toilet has been needed for many years and is a welcome addition. The sympathetic design of the whole facility blends in beautifully with the traditional interior of the church.”
Rector Colin continued., “ I cannot thank enough the large number of people, local charities and organisations who have raised money tirelessly to supplement the grants given by the National Churches Trust and the diocese of St Asaph in order to make this possible.” Tom Yuille, President of the local St Asaph Rotary Club, commented: “Our club is proud to be one of the many who have supported this scheme and to see this finished impressive facility is a real pleasure. Congratulations to everybody involved”.New visitors are always welcome to Holy Trinity and Rev’d Colin Mansley may be contacted on: Tel 01745 730584 e.mail colin@archangel.clara.co.uk

New Archbishop at Festival Service

The recently appointed Archbishop of Wales, the Most Rev. John Davies was present at the North Wales International Music Festival Eucharist, a service in the Cathedral which always precedes the festival. The Archbishop delivered the sermon and Bishop Gregory Cameron welcomed him to St. Asaph on his first visit as the new Archbishop.