Saturday, 7 June 2014

St Bridgets Llansantffraed


This weeks Blog comes from St Bridget's Church at Llansantffraed in  Mid Wales. No I have been to the area many times but only the day before visiting did I realise the church was there. I had driven past many times but this time as a passenger I noticed the church. After that I knew where I was visiting the next day. Enjoy the tour of this small Welsh Country Church.






The path leads right to the porch on the church



Going past some of the old interesting headstones
 St Bridget's is an old church which was restored back in the 1800's












The first thing you see on entering the porch is the war memorial of Roll Of Honour





It makes sad reading especially when you think it was a small community & still is.






First view you see when entering the church is a long nave joining straight to the chancel






Lots of light comes in through the windows
 Nice wood pulpit with steps leading to it

The chancel again very  light with choir stalls




I love how the light shines in and the candles at the windows









Below is the ware memorial for the church which is near the altar


The Altar backdrop is this cross with vases of flowers






Looking back along the church from in front of the Altar



Hilm board with the Mothers Union emblem in the background





The vicars view of the church
















These panels were made by an artiest for St bridges church
St Bridget with a lovely drawing by Deborah beneath






The cutting in the frame tells you all about the panels. On the right is the stone font















On top of the font you can see this small dedication





Took this photo so an unseen window at the back of the church, love the little nativity scene on the sill






Some nice kneeler's in evidence most names after local farms






Lots of drawings & paintings by the




local primary school children

Above is one of the framed photos of the church before it was restored, not east to photograph because of the reflections




St Bridges Church
West end showing the two bells the church has
St Bridges from across the North side of the Chruchyard





The churchyard with many old headstones





Fenced family graves
















Headstone carvings of Hands




Broken hendstone





Star of David





Dove of peace









Private Matthews & Gunner sheen are mentioned on the plaque in the church
What I like about the Welsh Commonwealth War Graves is that they are slate




These are two of the older headstones
A family tomb with wonderful carving on
Have a peaceful Sunday




9 comments:

  1. Lovely little church. YOu see a handshake on Ancient Greek funerary monuments. I love the artists panels.

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  2. Hi there,
    As always a wonderful collection and great attention to detail. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. what is so different for me is the "Roll of Honor" & the bench cushions (they are so fancy) what gorgeous details. ( :

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  4. Lovely church but I particularly love the grave stones. Thanks for taking me on this tour.

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  5. How interesting that the Roll of Honour also lists if they were killed in action, wounded, died in hospital or were prisoners of war. Fantastic little church and great pictures.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  6. That was a lovely tour that you gave us!

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  7. That is a beautiful church - so much to see, and I agree that the light through those windows is exquisite.

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  8. Deborah's drawing the highlight of the tour.

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