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    Up in the belfry there is a signature of possibly one of the original church builders. We spent the afternoon re-pointing the walls up there. It is so exposed that the mortar inside the walls gets washed away. There is evidence of a lot of previous re-pointing work up there. Image of the Week #82

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    the apple tree – april

      I’d left photographing the apple tree for this months Tree Following post until today, waiting for the light to be just right but after a weekend of low cloud and drizzle today had to be the day. My heart sank when I opened the door this morning to pouring rain and prepared myself for some pretty gloomy shots. But…

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      The camellias are giving a good show in the flower border adjacent to the church and they don’t seem to mind a bit of scaffolding! This border was originally planted up by the gardeners of Powis Castle as it is next to the Powis family tombs. Image of the Week #81

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    Digger for sale

    We are selling our old ‘work horse’ – the digger, if anyone is interested in this very handy bit of kit – and your kids will love it! Ebay link here

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    Several areas of the churchyard are carpeted with lesser celandines – along with clumps of primroses and daffodils, it’s all looking very yellow! Image of the Week #80

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    Christ Church, the Town Hall and St Mary’s – and The Flash leisure centre! Taken from the top of Maesgwasted field. If you look closely you can see the old brickworks in Buttington. Image of the Week #79

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    Nature Table – March

      :: young wild garlic leaves : magpie feather : dandelion : wood pigeon eggshell : hawthorn leaves emerging (top) : primroses : germander speedwell : herb robert : lesser celandine : laylandii flowers : daffodil :: The yellows and fresh greens are really coming through in this months collection. The churchyard is looking quite lovely sprinkled with celandines, daffodils…

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    We’re open!

    Breaking news!! Christ Church will be open every Thursday afternoon 1 – 2.45pm. After years of procrastination, discussion and seeking advice, we have set up as an official not-for-profit company limited by guarantee – ‘Christ Church Welshpool’. As a result we can now open regularly to start in a small, low key, humble way, to realise the idea of enabling…

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    Keeping Welshpool Tidy

    Fred and Victor were keen to get involved in ‘Keep Welshpool Tidy Week’ launched by Welshpool Town Council. The idea is for everyone, individually or as a group, to go out and tidy up a little bit of Welshpool. Nearly everyday we walk down the footpath leading to Chelsea Lane, and the boys were very enthusiastic to pick up all…

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      Spring is definitely in the air… Blue Tits nesting in the ash tree in the churchyard. Image of the Week #78