• Christ Church Living,  News

    Off to America

    It has been a very emotional time for all of us, as Fred has moved to America to study at university. His passion for cycling has resulted in him being awarded a cycling scholarship by Marian University in Indianapolis, in the state of Indiana. Fred is thrilled to finally have amazing cycling facilities, such as an outdoor velodrome, on his…

  • Christ Church Living,  News

    20 years!

    This week we mark 20 years of Christ Church living. It is hard to believe that it has really been that long, especially when it feels like we still have so much to do. Yet thinking back, we have achieved a lot and it is these markers that make you realise just how much. During those 20 years, we have…

  • History & Architecture,  Restoration

    Organ progress

    Our William Gray pipe organ has been undergoing restoration for several years now, and the pipes lying on the top of pews after being cleaned and painted have almost become a permanent fixture. Last week we were delighted to welcome Philip and Karen Cartwright of Cartwright Pipe Organ Builders Ltd. to install the pipes back to where they belong. It…

  • Christ Church Living,  History & Architecture,  News,  The House

    Unusual Things video

    We have been featured on the YouTube channel ‘Unusual Things’, which focuses on finding famous graves and other quirky, unusual things. The channel’s creator, Paul, came to Welshpool in search of actor Gary Holton’s final resting place in Maesgwasted Cemetery, and keen to explore further, he wandered in during one of our open afternoons. It’s an interesting video from the…

  • Restoration

    Repointing again

    Last week we welcomed back steeplejacks Sam and James to continue the task of repointing the harder to reach areas of Christ Church. Repointing these exposed elements of the building has a huge impact on reducing the water ingress. A surprising amount of rainwater seeps down through the stones, getting in where the mortar is missing. The focus for this…

  • History & Architecture,  News

    Thomas Penson comes home

    A few years ago we were involved in contributing to the research into Thomas Penson, the architect of Christ Church, for an exhibition organised by the Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust. It was designed to be a touring exhibition and we are delighted to be now hosting it here. John Hainsworth, who led the project has penned the following extract…

  • History & Architecture,  News,  WW1 Memorials

    Book launch

    Ten years ago I had the idea to research the stories behind the memorials in the churchyards that were dedicated to someone that died in the First World War. On the centenary of their death, their story was put on display as part of the Remembering the Fallen of the Great War at Christ Church exhibition. The feedback and support…

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      Over 10 years ago this door was plucked from a skip in the scrap yard when we extended the Hut to create a spare room. The room was forever known as ‘Number 30’. This weekend, it returned to the scrap yard… Image of the Week #196

  • Uncategorised

      The wheat sheaf illustrated on this gravestone prompted me to delve deeper into what all the beautiful designs on old headstones symbolises. A wheat sheaf represents a long life, dying in your later years. Image of the Week #195