Wecome to St. Mary's Church here in Towyn!
The Parish of Towyn and St. Mary’s Church, is part of the Church in Wales, which is, itself, part of the Anglican Communion within the worldwide Christian Church.
The “parish” has been a familiar term in the Church for centuries, but a recent Church in Wales review has recommended that, with fewer clergy and smaller congregations, we should now think in terms of larger “Mission Areas”. The Aber Morfa Mission Area, was recently Commissioned on 15 th January 2017 by The Bishop of St. Asaph and St. Mary’s is pleased to be part of this exciting development, as we join together with the churches of St. Thomas’s, Holy Trinity and St. Anne’s in Rhyl, St. Mary’s Rhuddlan and St. Margaret’s Bodelwyddan in reaching out to God’s Kingdom. We are already seeing the benefit of sharing our knowledge, experience and resources and this will serve us well in the future.
Our mission statement:
We believe that we are called to be the Body of Christ in the world and, as we reach out with the good news of Christ’s love to all, to celebrate diversity and to welcome all, irrespective of age, ability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
We believe also that our vision for this parish, is inspired by God’s Holy Spirit, who strengthens us and guides us in our mission and ministry.
Our aim is to:
Take seriously our commitment to reach out into all sections of the communities we serve, walking alongside those on the margins of our society, with the love of Christ.
Our objectives are to:
Strive to make St Mary’s a place where people can question and discover the sacred in life, through learning, play and prayer.
Is to know that when we fail, as humans inevitably do, God will pick us up and let us try again.
Whatever your age and whether or not you regularly attend our Church we hope that you will find something of interest in these pages.
We welcome you to our beautiful church, whether you live in the surrounding area, are on holiday, or just browsing this website. We pray that you will find peace and rest whilst you are here.
It could be that you have recently moved into our town of Towyn and Kinmel Bay, or soon will be, and will be looking for an Anglican church. Look no more!
Perhaps you are soon to come on holiday to the town and will be seeking some spiritual refreshment and fellowship whilst you relax in this beautiful part of Wales. Seek no more!
You may be planning to either marry or have your children baptised in our Church.
Within our congregation you will find a warm welcome and support as you celebrate these sacraments of the Church.
There are times in our lives when we struggle to see God in our situation.
We welcome you into our midst and assure you that, whatever your circumstances, your spiritual,emotional and social needs will be met in this Holy place.
We are keen to nurture children and young people as they explore new understandings of what Christianity may mean in their lives. Join other young people, who have discovered that God offers a real alternative to boring stuff!!
When you are able to visit the church, if you have any questions, problems, or would like someone to pray with you, there is always someone on hand. Please do not be afraid to ask.