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      It’s been a hard weekend of pointing the west end wall – in the rain! We hired a cherry picker which has been perfect for the job if quite terrifying at times. A more in depth post to follow but for the Image of the Week a view of Welshpool we hope not to see again (for a while…

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      The Laburnum tree in full flower in the churchyard. Image of the Week #87 We are currently putting together a ‘Gravestone Discovery Trail’ leaflet which will be launched at our next Open Day on Sunday 8th June. A perfect way to explore the churchyard and learn a little more of it’s rich history, especially when it’s looking quite lovely…

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    Christ Church from the air

      An unusual view of Christ Church! Image of the Week #86 There have been some significant birthdays in the family recently, not least our eldest son turning 18 (how did that happen so quickly!) so something a little different to remember the day – a short helicopter ride to have an unusual perspective of the locality. Karl, Owen, Fred…

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    the apple tree – may

      The apple tree in the churchyard is smothered in blossom. During our time here, I don’t think it’s ever had so much blossom before. The tree is obviously benefiting from the extra light and air. It’s looking hopeful for a bumper crop of apples!           And underneath the apple tree grow Germander Speedwell, Bush Vetch,…

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      Around the country our native bluebell woods are giving a spectacular show right now, so I thought this section of Lady Violet’s memorial window would be very appropriate for the season. Image of the Week #85

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    Nature Table – April

      :: Wild garlic : Dandelion : Lime : Herb Robert : Germander Speedwell : Ground Ivy : Common Dog Violet : Lady’s Smock : Apple blossom : Bush Vetch : Daisy : Wych Elm : English Oak : Primrose : Hawthorn : Laurel ::   The Nature Table is now a display for our openings on a Thursday afternoon.…

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    discovering a ruined chapel…

      On Easter Sunday we were out in the foothills of Cadair Idris, near Dolgellau, on a lovely springtime walk. We passed a ruined chapel which, of course, we had to explore…     Penmaen Chapel, Islawr Dref, was a Calvanistic Methodist chapel built in 1883. The roof has gone and the walls are slowly crumbling away. Amazingly some of…

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      A section of a stained glass window in the north west corner of the church, with a suitable Easter theme. We hope that you all had a lovely Easter. We had a wonderful few days away in sunny Dolgellau, walking in the mountains. I’m not sure that we’ve come back rested, but certainly refreshed. Image of the Week #83