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    Image of the Week #7

    The stairs in the base of the Tower, which lead up to the Gallery in the Nave. It has stone steps cantilevered out of the wall, with metal spindles and hand rail. This inspired us in the design of our new staircase.

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    A variety of jobs…

    An overview of what we’ve been working on over the last few weeks… Choosing paint colours for the stairs. We both thought blue, but there are so many… While thinking colours, we’re planning which colour to do up on the landing. My current thinking is warm and rich, to welcome you as you go to bed, in contrast to the…

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    Image of the Week #6

    This one’s for Owen, our eldest son who spotted the colours of these trees earlier this week when we were up in the tower. He has just arrived in Canada, on an exchange trip, and is no doubt enjoying the Canadian fall. We are all missing him terribly but are also very proud of his brave adventuring spirit! He has…

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    Image of the Week #5

    Whilst clearing up near this stained glass window the other day, the patterning and colour along the bottom caught my eye. Section of window in North West corner. More information about the stained glass windows here can be found at http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/site/101

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    Staircase

    Yesterday was one of those good days when big things happen and the house build seems to take a leap forward. The staircase, made by Craig, was installed. It was an incredibly complicated staircase to make due to the height and turns that it had to make. There was more head scratching yesterday getting it to fit in some tight…

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    Image of the Week #4

    Over the years we have met many ex Christ Church Choir Boys and they always recall their time here fondly and remember the stern supervision of the Choirmaster and Organist, Edwin Gwalchmai and his wife Lilian. Edwin was the Organist here from 1904 until 1971 (67 years!) and was very dedicated, playing every week. Before he went away to serve…

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    Image of the Week #3

    Karl was working upstairs one evening this week and the light was shining on one of the clerestory windows in such a way as to reveal this inscription. We had never noticed it before and it was a thrilling discovery! It reads: Pryce Ea???? (Eavary?… or maybe Eavans?) Painter Welshpool Sept 25 1879 We would welcome any suggestions as to…

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    Image of the Week #2

    This week’s Image of the Week has a seasonal flavour. Rosehips adorn the wild Dog Rose bush in the garden. I’ll be rounding up the boys this afternoon to pick these (leaving some for the birds!) to make Rosehip Syrup. This is an annual activity and the resulting syrup, full of Vitamin C, really helps to keep winter colds at…

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    Image of the Week

    I thought it would be interesting to take a photograph every week of something in or around the church that catches my eye, without it being connected to something that we’re working on. I hope you like this idea! So here is Image of the Week #1… Victorian Minton encaustic tiles that originally surrounded the Font.

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    Repointing

    This weekend was dedicated to doing some much needed repointing on the tower parapet wall. The top of the tower is the most exposed part of the building, getting the worst of the weather from all directions. Sons #1 and #2 worked very hard helping to carry all the equipment and buckets of lime mortar up to the top of…