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    the apple tree in september

        The apple tree is basking in the warm September sunshine. But alas… it’s only fruit has fallen and perished.   The ivy which smothers the trunk of the tree and much of the ground around it, it coming into flower, much to the delight of the hoverflys.   To see the apple tree’s journey so far, click on…

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    We’ve been standing near this window all day today welcoming visitors to the church for our open day. It’s been wonderful seeing familiar faces who continue to support us to see how we’re getting on, and welcoming new visitors who become enchanted by this beautiful building! Thank you all for your support today!

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      We will be open this Sunday 7th September, 10am – 5pm.  We are looking forward to welcoming you to view the interior of the nave and see how our restoration work is progressing.  Also available is the ‘Discovering Gravestones Trail’ to learn more of the interesting gravestones in the churchyard. 

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    nature table – august

      :: cats ears : elderberries : bindweed : blackberries : lime : hazelnuts : hawthorn : herb robert : cow parsnip : yew : ivy : turkey oak :: For previous monthly nature table posts see here

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      A few snatched minutes in the garden when I should have been painting a ceiling, while Karl and the boys were upstairs sorting out bathroom plumbing. Image of the Week #100 

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    200 years old!

      The organ gets a little overlooked as it sits tucked away in a corner of the church, and only really comes into its own during an open day when it gets played if we are fortunate enough to be visited by someone talented enough to actually play it! We realised this week that we have missed its 200th birthday!…

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    It’s been a busy week here at Christ Church with hosting two WI groups. Llwydiarth and Trefnany WI’s were really interested in seeing inside the church, learning about it’s history and hearing about the domestic side of Christ Church Living! Thank you ladies for coming and we hope to see you again soon. In other news, today has been an…

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    the apple tree in august

        A robust looking apple tree this month, in full leaf. The tree’s one and only apple is still there and has grown despite being nibbled in various places. The buds of the ivy flowers on are emerging and the blackberries that scramble up the tree are ripening. Summer is flying by at hyper speed…it’s hard to keep up!…

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    Fred’s 2 peak challenge

      Fred undertook a personal challenge of conquering the summits of Snowdon and Cnicht in two consecutive days and raising money for Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s Dolforwyn Woods Appeal.  Day 1 of the challenge and the weather was not ideal. The summit of Snowdon was shrouded in cloud. Undeterred, Fred under the guidance of ‘Sherpa Dad’ walked/scrambled up the Watkin Path to…