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    There is something so beautiful about weathered Victorian gravestones. Image of the Week #56

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    Churchyard wall

    The boys love to sit on the churchyard wall and feed the horses in the field. The grass has just been cut, so there are arm fulls of ready cut grass to be thrown down to the waiting horses… with a fabulous view over Welshpool to boot! Image of the Week #55

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    Ivy

    The ivy is flowering in the churchyard and is buzzing with insect life! Image of the Week #54

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    Landing lights

    A house update is long overdue, so I thought I’d show you how the landing has progressed. Over the summer the ceiling and walls have been painted, along with the railing along the edge of the landing (and boy did that take a long time!). The walls are painted in Farrow and Ball’s ‘Pointing’ and the railing in ‘Borrowed Light’.…

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    Nestling in the trees…

    One of our favourite foraging haunts, the field behind the church. Today looking for blackberries and sloes. And one of our favourite views of the church… Image of the Week #53

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    A year of Image of the Week!

    It has been a whole year that we’ve been taking an ‘Image of the Week’. It’s been a wonderful process, photographing something which catches our eye in or around the church each week. Some weeks the image jumps out at me, and I’m well prepared come Sunday when I aim to post them. Others however remain hidden to me until…

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    Vaulted ceiling

    Visitors to the church often comment on the vaulted ceiling of the apse end of the church. It really is quite something and one of the reasons why the building has a Grade II* listing. I love the colour and patterning in the brickwork. Image of the week #52

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    The end of the Cedar

    There was a lot of activity in the churchyard last week, as a large Cedar tree was cut down. Unfortunately this distinctive tree had died of a fungal disease and had begun to drop some very big branches, which we could hear drop from inside the church! The churchyard is maintained by St Mary’s Parish Council, so they instructed a…

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    Open Day video

    A short snippet of video taken during our open day, including some atmospheric organ playing! Please excuse the camera shake… rushing to capture the moment! Now we have a Youtube channel, we’ll be doing some more videos of the church… watch this space! Open Day video

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    Some interior views

    We had a fantastic response to our Open Doors event on Sunday. Over 155 people came (breaking our previous attendance record!) to view the interior of the church, and to see our house conversion, and at one point people were queuing to get in! There was a wonderful atmosphere enhanced by impromptu organ recitals and people sitting on pews chatting…