The Holy Trinity Church in Llandrindod Wells is relatively new in that it was first opened in 1871 and was built to to cope with the changing needs of the expanding town due to the railway. At the beginning of the 19th century the parish of Llandrindod & Cefnllys only had around 500 people. The church took two years to build at at first was dedicated as Christ Church. It was finally consecrated in 1882 when it became The Holy Trinity. In 1893 the Archdeacon had the roofs removed from the Old Church and Cefnllys in an effort to get people to attend the new church. Two years later both churches were restored. I have visited the church before but the photos were not good so I took the opportunity to return for some new ones.
The entrance is along the side road
Here we look along the length of the church. That is about it for external views because there is no churchyard as such and going round the North side is not possible. I think people are buried in the cemetery outside town which I have yet to visit.
This is St Francis Chapel. I should have used the flash but as you can see it is used for a community area now
which is open to the North Aisle one side and has an organ on the other
The Altar with cloth on
The Bishops chair
The Nave from the Chancel
On the North side is the Lady Chapel
Which I had a terrible time trying to get a good photo of
Looking over from the North Aisle to the Nave
It has to be one of the finest I have seen
Below the windows are three memorials .
The first to Nurse Edith Cavell who was executed by the Germans in 1915
the second to the noble men and women from overseas who fought for the UK in the first war
and the last to Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
Off to the left is this small chapel of remembrance
That has it's own stained glass windows in
A small altar and on the walls are the roll of honour along with memorial plaques
This one I found the most poignant
with the lancets either side
with more scenes from the life of Our Lord
At the end stands the font
and to one side this wrought iron candle holder
also you can see these beautiful hangings on the wall of the church
go to the North side aisle partition and the four saints of the parish are shown
along with this embroidery.
This is the view of the church you get from the pulpit I show a few photos before
Looking down the North Aisle
and this is what is below it, a grand piano along with some one playing it. The guy just walked in and started playing. He was quite good as well.
Before I went I noticed this on the chancel arch wall so you can see the angels are all up here
And one from the South side
The Lady Chapel.
I'll leave you with this stitch photo of the North aisle & nave I took from the Pulpit.
Have a great weekend