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    Season’s Greetings

    It’s late on Christmas Eve but wanted to take this opportunity to wish all the very best of the Season’s Greetings from a very snowy Christ Church. The house build has progressed over the last few weeks with flooring and stud walls appearing upstairs. It’s amazing as you can really make sense of the layout and see the shape of…

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    Back to plastering

    After a long delay, have finally got back into plastering mode. Need to put the lime finishing coat onto the original lime plaster. We had to scrape the original masonry paint off as the walls weren’t able to breathe and consequently the original lime final coat came off with the paint. The priority is to work on the wall of…

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    Drainage works complete!

    Hurrah….at last, the epic rainwater drainage works are virtually complete. After months of toil and for the first time in over 30 years all the rainwater is now being channeled away from the church. We have installed two large soakaways and have weaved our way through the graveyard with a web of pipework linking the gullies with the soakaways. We…

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    karls bit

    Back from a fantastic family holiday in Yorkshire, but the work on the rainwater soak aways grinds to a halt, my digger is sidelined! Do I revert to pick and shovel or do I spend the weekend fixing the digger? Having spent many hours on the end of a shovel previously, I have decided take the time to fix the…

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    Open Days 2009

    By the invitation of Welshpool Town Council we opened Christ Church as part of the ‘Be a Local Tourist Week’. We cleared a small area adjacent to the South entrance and put up an informative exhibition on the history of Christ Church and the work we have done so far. Thanks to all 80+ of you who came! It is…

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    The Secret Garden

    The South West corner of the churchyard wall houses an old oak door locked and half buried. It was the gate which the Earls of Powis used to access Christ Church after walking along the footpath across the outer park from Powis Castle. With the kind permission of the Trustees of Powis Castle Estate we have transformed this overgrown entrance…

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    The House Build

    We have completed erecting the steel framework for the extension of the gallery floor. Once the floors and ceiling are boarded and the stud work walls are in place, this will form the bedrooms in the house. Our aim is to complete these rooms first. On the ground floor we have put a block wall in the north aisle arch…

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why did you buy a church? We weren’t looking to buy a church or even a house. We spotted Christ Church for sale in a local estate agents window and drove around Welshpool looking for it. We could hardly believe our eyes when we eventually found it. We made an appointment to view inside and upon entering the building, completely…

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    Drainage Works

    The rainwater drainage system needs overhauling as all the rainwater is soaking into the foundations of the building and causing unknown damage to the stonework and damp problems inside. After seeking all the relevant permissions needed to conduct work affecting the graveyard we have begun the mammoth task of installing a new soakaway system. The completion of these works will…

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    More Repairs

    Recent repairs have included high altitude gardening! A tree was growing out of the finial at the front of the church which was severely damaging the stonework. A weekend was spent erecting the scaffolding alone. After the tree and its roots were removed, the finial was re-pointed with lime mortar. Ideally all the finials need this attention. Other repairs have…