The Parish Church of St John The Evangelist

Minister-Reverend Daniel Stroud- Telephone 810694
Church Wardens-Mrs E. Thomas-   Telephone 741405
                         Mrs M. Watts-   Telephone 741350
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This page last updated 02/12/2017
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The Parish Church of St John the Evangelist

The new parish of Rhydymwyn was created by an Order in Council, dated 31 March 1865.
It comprised parts of the townships of Gwysaney and Gwernaffield, formerly in the parish of Mold;
parts of the townships of Cefn and Glust (or Llysdianhunedd),
and the whole of the township of Dolfechlas, formerly in the parish of Cilcain;
and part of the township of Caerfallwch, formerly in the parish of Northop.
Archdeacon Thomas (1911) stated that it also included part of the township of Lygan y Llan, formerly in the parish of Halkyn,
but from a study of the township boundaries, that seems to be unlikely.
Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gave the area of the parish as 2274 acres.

The new parish was assigned to the No. 4 ("Mold") sub-district of the Holywell Registration District,
which was co-extensive with the Holywell poor law Union.

The foundation stone of the new parish church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was laid on 1 August 1861,
and the church was consecrated on 17 September 1864.

•        In 1831 it is recorded that  Rhydymwyn was not a separate parish.
•        In 1901 the population of the parish was noted as 584.
If anyone wants transport to and from Church
Please contact Marion
Church One Hundred Club
Tickets now on Sale -£10 each
Contact Joan Hughes for more information or to buy tickets.
Four prizes per year of £50 and four prizes per year of £25
I am very grateful to Peter Moore for the  information and extensive research and photographs which he has supplied
with regard to the Church Windows at Rhydymwyn
You can see all of his marvellous pictures
Fair Trade Products still available-
Contact Liz Thomas for more details
Craft Group-
Held twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 2pm
If you are interested in crafts of any kind then come and join us.
Contact one of the wardens for more information
The Church would like to thank all those who attended the meeting on
July 13th to discuss future additional uses of the church
We will let village people know about any outcomes in due course