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      Early spring sunshine… and warmth, oh joy! The tower needs this to help dry it out as it is soaking up in the belfry. Image of the Week #77

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    studying the apple tree

    This is the first of a monthly look at the apple tree in the churchyard. It is situated just outside the south side door of the church, and is often the first thing you see as you step outside.   Until recently you’d hardly notice the apple tree, growing amongst the gravestones. The large Cedar tree which was felled last…

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    the oak tree over a year

      Over the past year, I have been regularly snapping a quick photograph of an old oak tree which lies just outside the churchyard boundary. I glance at this tree everyday as I pass and I wanted to record the subtle seasonal changes that it undergoes. It’s fascinating, looking back at the photographs (all taken on my phone) to see…

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    Booklet featuring Christ Church

    Welshpool Rotary Club have published a booklet ‘Welshpool Personalities – Issue 10’ which features an article on ‘Why did Christ Church close’, written by Roger L. Brown. We were invited to write and appendix on how we see the future of Christ Church. It is available from Welshpool Tourist Information Centre, priced £1, with all profits going to Water Aid.

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    Detail of stained glass window in south aisle. Possibly installed in the 1920s. Image of the Week #75

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    Nature Table – February

      :: leaf buds and lichen on apple tree : hazel catkins : lesser celandine : single snowdrop : double snowdrop : primrose : ivy berries : cedar branch blown down during hurricane force winds which February 2014 will be remembered for :: Also in this series : January

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      Thankfully the sun is shining, it’s not raining and all is still and calm. There have been some quite terrifying moments this week where it just didn’t feel safe to be inside or out due to the extreme weather that we’ve all had to endure. The whole church seemed to be rattling and straining under the force of the…

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    And now inside the roof…

    Once the euphoria of the completion of the roofing works on the south aisle roof waned, it was time to motivate ourselves to get it insulated (to comply with building regulations) and actually get it finished from the inside. Over the years lime sarking had built up on the lath and plaster ceiling. Before insulating the roof, we decided it…

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      As I walked out through the churchyard one afternoon this week, this sight stopped me in my tracks. Image of the Week #73