Beyond the usual things that you would expect from church: Sunday services, baptisms, weddings and funerals, our churches offer a variety of opportunities for people to come together and experience ‘church’ in a different way.
We believe that our churches are here for the benefit of all people, beyond our regular Sunday congregations: people who live in the wider community as well as visitors and pilgrims. We are using our churches creatively to enable more people to benefit from our shared inheritance.
Our Ministry Team Leader sets aside one day per month to visit nearly all of the schools in our ministry area, offering some focal religious time through school assemblies.
There is an after-school club in Llannor every Wednesday at 4pm, run by people from both of the Ministry Areas on the Llŷn Peninsula.
Collaboratives projects involving several schools have resulted in exhibitions of children’s art in St Peter’s Church, Pwllheli.
Schools close to Pwllheli have used St Peter’s Church to host their Christmas Concerts. This enables them to accommodate greater numbers of pupils and their families.
Wednesday 1pm-3pm in St. Peter’s Church, Pwllheli.
Started in 2018, it offers a time for young children and babies to play in a safe indoor space. A comfortable and welcoming place for parents and grandparents to have a cuppa and a chat. There’s no need to be a member of the church, a donation of £1 per family is all that is needed, with juices and snacks provided for the children too.
Some of our churches and church halls are used as Exhibition spaces for art and historical photographs. The Llŷn Arts Festival thoughout the last week of May is very popular, attracting many local people and visitors.
The annual RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Poetry & Arts Festival in Aberdaron over the weekend of mid-summer attracts people from around the world.
St Hywyn’s in Aberdaron, St Peters in Pwllheli and St Engan in Llanengan are all excellent venues with varying programmes of music and theatre through out the year. See our “What’s On” SECTION for more details on this year’s calender of events.
St Pedrog’s church hall in Llanbedrog is used by arts & crafts groups and yoga classes.
St Peter’s Church in Pwllheli, serves as a meeting space for the ‘Dementia Friendly’ steering group and the Wednesday
morning Gwystyl Home Produce & Crafts Market.