• Restoration

    More re-pointing.

    Last week we welcomed back steeplejacks Sam, James and Mike to complete repairs on the more hard to reach areas of the church. The north-east finials were in dire need of re-pointing as water ingress was becoming more of an obvious problem. After a busy week, and with Karl working on one of the easier to reach finials, the north…

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    Our new addition

    We couldn’t let 2020 close without introducing our new addition to the Christ Church family… ‘Tacho’ – our now 6 month old puppy. She has settled into Christ Church life very well and we absolutely adore her. She is certainly a very positive distraction in what has been an unusual year, especially for the boys. She is a ‘Sprollie’ –…

  • Christ Church Living,  History & Architecture,  Restoration

    Tower repairs.

    One major aspect of the restoration of Christ Church is the repair of the Tower. It is the part of the building that causes the most worry, especially during a stromy night! At 110ft tall access is clearly an issue. In the past we have hired a cherry picker to get to where we can to check over the stonework…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    The FINAL Victor’s Wonderful Wildlife

    Here is a video compilation of the wildlife I’ve seen in the last week of Victor’s Wonderful Wildlife. Look out for the shot of the woodpecker on the birdtable! Thank you for all the support. XD Victor’s Wonderful Wildlife: part 18. We are so proud of Victor for completing 18 weeks of nature notes as part of his ‘home schooling’…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Leaf Rubbings

    I collected some leaves from the trees in the churchyard to do some rubbings of them. It helped me notice the different shapes of them. What I learnt is that elder and ash are compound leaves and the others were all simple leaves. While I was collecting the leaves a managed to find a shield bug on a leaf. Here…

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    Christ Church Living

    Welshpool’s link with Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

    Over the years we have been frequently asked the whereabouts of the grave of Gary Holton, the actor who was famous for his role of Wayne in the 1980’s comedy-drama show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Gary isn’t buried in the churchyard here at Christ Church, but his ashes are interred in neighbouring Maesgwasted Cemetery with his grandparents. Gary’s parents once owned…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Bats

    In the evenings there have been bats coming out of the roof and flying around the churchyard. Pipistrelle bats are the most common bat in the UK. Did you know that they are the smallest bat in Britain? They have a length of 5cm and a wingspan of 23cm. Normally bats give birth in June to July and have one…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Bird watching

    Yesterday I sat outside in the churchyard for half an hour to see what birds we could see and hear. 2 peregrines flew over us, squawking as they looked for their prey. I recorded my sightings on the Bird Track app on my mum’s phone. Here is a screenshot of what birds we saw. As I was looking for birds…