Over the years we have welcomed many local community groups to Christ Church and given them a tour of the church, highlighting its historic features, and giving them a glimpse into the house so they can see first hand how we manage to live here. They are always proceeded by a flurry of tidying and sweeping but finish with a lot of joy and support.
Last summer we had a visit from Llandrinio Mothers’ Union and they wrote a lovely piece in the parish magazine – Serendipity, magazine for the Pool Mission Area, describing their visit.
“Members and friends visited Christ Church, Welshpool for our annual outing. This redundant Victorian Church is where Karl, Natalie and their three sons have created a beautiful home. It was daunting and yet amazing how this young couple have utilised the pews and interior of this church to create spacious living accommodation at the same time undergoing never ending renovation and repair works to the building to restore it to its former glory. The stained glass windows enhance the beauty of the church along with the innovative use of terracotta in various parts of the building. The information on display is absolutely staggering, we were amazed at all aspects of renovation, family involvement and attention to every detail in the life of Christ Church, Welshpool. In addition we say the Thomas Penson exhibition which sheds a little more light on this prolific Victorian architect who designed Christ Church and many other buildings in Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. We thanked Natalie as her input for research and creative ideas has resulted in a very unique home for her delightful family. Our inspiring afternoon concluded with light refreshments at the Derwen Garden Centre.”
If you are part of a community group that would like to come and have a guided tour of the church, please do get in touch.