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    Sunshine

    What a glorious week it’s been, with long hot days. Cold and rain feels a life time away! The church temperature has reached a balmy 21C… just perfect, cool not chilled. It’s been a long time since it’s felt like this and thank goodness we aren’t cold anymore! We’ve been having the church doors open, to let the warm air…

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    Under the Yew tree

      Under the Yew tree in the churchyard is this ‘hidden’ gravestone. Beautiful in the shaded undergrowth. Fred was with me and asked to have the camera to take this photo… …as he liked the way the Yew tree framed the view of the church. A budding young photographer! Images of the Week #43

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    TEN years of Christ Church life!

    Today marks TEN years of being the proud, crazy, petrified, brave, naive, determined, eccentric and at times overwhelmed owners of Christ Church. And what an amazing decade it’s been… 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013… There have been TEN years of hard graft, laughter, researching, carrying, planning, sweeping, hammering, rearranging, sawing, digging, wheelbarrowing, scaffolding, scraping,…

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    A tree top view!

      Our eldest son Owen, took this week’s Image of the Week, while climbing a tree in Powis Park. An unusual view of the church and field! Image of the Week #42

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    A very big ‘thank you!’

    We had a fantastic response to our Open Day yesterday. A huge thank you to all 85 of you that came! Some traveling quite a distance to come to Welshpool to view Christ Church. The joy of having an Open Day is that you never know who is going to walk in! It’s wonderful to meet such a range of…

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    Sweeping and weeding…

    We are having a very busy week, preparing for Saturday’s Open Day. The church has been swept and tidied up, information panels updated and added too and all the displays set up. We were prompted to do this a little ahead of schedule, as we had a visit yesterday from Penybontfawr WI. As part of their summer trip, they came…

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    Roses

    Along side the south aisle of the church runs a flower bed, planted up I believe, by the Head Gardener of Powis Castle many years ago. Next to this flower bed lies the Herbert family tombs, including three of the Earls. At this time of year it looks beautiful, full of pinks and whites. The roses always stand out and…

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    ‘Be a Local Tourist Week’

    This weekend starts the begining of ‘Be a Local Tourist Week’ with lots of interesting events with a flavour of Welshpool’s heritage. There are a selection of guided walks and tours, open houses and gardens. Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway are offering a reduced fares all week too. And don’t forget we are open next Saturday 10am – 5pm! A full…

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    Spotted Spotted Flycatchers!

    Today I finally managed to positively identify a little brown bird that I kept catching a glimpse of in the churchyard. I suspected that it was a Spotted Flycatcher, by it’s distinctive flight. They fly out from their perch and in a flurry catch a fly and return to their perch. I used my zoom lense to get a good…

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    Hold on tight and try not to look down!

    We erected a scaffold tower to complete some exterior works, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to get some high level shots of the church. However, at the top of the ladder I really didn’t fancy the idea of climbing any further on my own, so this is as high as I got! Not high enough for…