Following a meeting with the Archeacon and Associate Archdeacon of Salop last Monday (1 August 2022), an Extraordinary Meeting of the APCM has been called for the parish of Llanymynech with the sole purpose of electing new Churchwarden/s on 14 August at 1pm in the Church. On the successful of election of churchwarden/s, the suspension of services can be lifted and worship resume. Details of the meeting can be found on the notices, below, plus who is eligible to stand. Nomination forms are available from the Benefice Office and completed forms must be given to the Rector prior to the meeting. Further information from the Benefice Administrator.
St Agatha’s, Llanymynech
Welcome to the web page for St Agatha’s! Our parish includes the village of Llanymynech (including Carreghofa) and part of Pant. Despite being in the Church of England a large part of the parish is in Wales, so we have a strong Welsh and English identity. Passions run high during the rugby season!
Our weekly congregation is around 20-30 adults, with a small number of children. Our worship is largely traditional, though we are open to new forms and do experiment from time to time. Our services are often lay led, in part or in whole. We have a lively house group and church members are involved in a wide range of activities in the community.
Our church sits on an ancient site, but the current building was erected in the 1840s. There is more information about the church’s history inside the church building. Our large tower clock is particularly impressive as it was designed to be seen from the quarry above the village.
The monthly pattern is:
|1st Sunday||9.00 am||Holy Communion (followed by tea and toast in the hall)|
|2nd Sunday||9.00 am||Morning Prayer|
|3rd Sunday||11.00 am||Holy Communion|
|4th Sunday||9.00 am||Morning Prayer|
|5th Sunday||Benefice service|
First and third Wednesdays of the month at 10.30am.
Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 2.00pm.
Morning prayer is said in church during the week from Monday to Thursday. Please contact us if you would like to join in, or if you have requests for prayer.
We also have worship material available on line (through Facebook and email) and a group of us meets for Compline on Zoom on Sunday evening.
Currently services and arrangements are significantly altered during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are new to the church please contact us before attending and we will explain the current service patterns and precautions required. Despite the strange times we would love to see you and our church is big enough to accommodate visitors with plenty of space. We have a regular mailing list updating members on arrangements. If you would like to receive updates do let us know. Use this link to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our main church building is fully accessible, with a sound system and hearing loop. Toilet facilities are available in the hall, just across the church yard. There is a small carpark in the church yard, with plenty more parking space in the village.
We have a very well equipped church hall, which is used by the church and a number of village clubs and societies including the Brownies and Guides. We also hire out the hall for private functions so please contact us for more information if you are interested in making a booking.
Our house group meets twice a month in homes in the village (or currently on Zoom). Our gatherings are an informal mixture of study, discussion and prayer. We also get through lots of biscuits. During Lent we join in the Benefice Lent lunches which take place each week.
Our church hosts a number of events through the year, including fetes and concerts. Our church building has excellent acoustics and we particularly enjoy hosting visiting musicians and choirs.
We maintain close links with our parish schools. Rev Kathy takes assemblies in Bryn Offa school every week and the children make educational visits to the church. Children from Carreghofa School come once a term for a service or performance.
Llanymynech is a lively village, with plenty going on covering a range of interests from sport and drama to flower arranging, history and heritage and lots more. The monthly church magazine is an excellent place to find out about local activities. There are always copies at the back of church or in the village shop.
|Please contact the Benefice Office|
|Church Hall booking:|
|Parish Magazine Editor:|
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