• Christ Church Living,  News

    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…

  • gary holton grave
    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…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Bookshelves

    One of the outstanding House-build jobs we had yet to complete was to build a wall of bookshelves in the ‘dining room’ area of the ground floor. It has always been daunting to start as we knew that it would need a big chunk of time to complete. Lockdown has very generously given us that time. Working from one of…

  • Christ Church Living,  Restoration

    While the sun shines…

    The past few weeks have been full of glorious spring sunshine which has made this strange situation that we all find ourselves in so much more bearable. Making the most of having more time on our hands during this fine weather, our little garden is undergoing a bit of a makeover including the creation of vegetable beds; a job we…

  • Maesgwasted Cemetery looking towards Christ Church
    Christ Church Living,  History & Architecture

    ‘John the Pole’

    With living in the middle of a churchyard, we are often asked to help locate a grave and it is always a pleasure to assist. We were recently contacted by a gentleman from a Polish Soldier’s Memorial organisation, Polskie Miejsca Pamieci, who was researching the story of ‘John the Pole’. He had very little information to go on other than…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Perspectives

    It is always a delight to show friends and family around the House/Church as there are always new things to show them as we progress, allbeit slowly! It’s a real bonus when they snap a few photos along the way and share them with you, as you get to see the familiar in a whole new way. A big thank…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Just one wall…

    The wall that divides the House from the Nave has for some years remained in a rather unfinished state and a little reminissent of a theatre set, plastered and painted on one side and joists exposed on the other. Over the past few weeks Plasterers have been here working their magic and have finished the ‘just one wall!’ as it…