Saturday, 22 November 2014

St David's Rhulen

This is the last of the three parish churches called St David that I visited and are in the same area. The church still holds to the outline of the original Norman church and looks to have changed little.

Though the gate and you find a path leading down to the porch

Going over to the far side of the churchyard and we look down to the porch

Heading to the east end you can see there is no window but a memorial sits on the wall to one side
 I read somewhere that the church was extended right up to a yew tree which was not cut down.

Going round the north side and you can see a line in the wall which marks the extension
Back to the south and a view of the church which has a serious lack of windows

The porch where you can see the entrance door

Inside and we see one of the simplest churches I have seen yet
 The altar sits in a recess

Covered in one of the nicest altar cloths I have seen yet

I think the embroidery is quite beautiful

The lecturn and altar

Looking back from the altar to the back of the church

Looking round the church you can see meorials on the wall and the Roll of Honour which alway smakes sad reading

These two memorials sit beside each other  on the noth wall they belong to the Probert Family from the 1750's


This one sits on one side of the altar and belongs to the Williams Family from as you can see 1753

The font is very old as well and topped with an oak cover

There are only two windows in the church so I used the lighis in the church for the photos. This is the South Window

But I really like the north  one

 The bible was open on the lecturn for all to read

and like many other churches they had a beautiful flowers brihtening the church up buy the altar

and in the window

I'm sure these are hops but could be wrong

I di dlike the vase here which was on top if the font

Near the door is a little piece about the church

Befor we go outsid ethis is what the church looked like with natural light


  1. Your customary excellent tour, Bill! What a fabulous looking church - beautifully simple, as you say. Loved that unusual window - can't remember seeing anything like that before.

  2. Bill, This simple white church is simply beautiful. You captured it in your wonderful images. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Those are very old gravestones I reckon. I like the church, the simplier, the more solemn it sounds to me. The whole place is interesting, it offers an invitation to something like ponder about life deeper. Was it eerie out there? It doesn't look like there more buildings closeby.

  4. It's a pretty little church, Bill!

  5. I just love exploring old graveyards. I love the history and what it says about a place. I miss England but have found some cool places here in Michigan

  6. Lovely images!

    St David's Church, Rhulen, Powys.
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  7. Sadly not at all how I found the Church on Sunday. A small piece mowed by the porch and the rest totally overgrown and the reason for my visit the magnificent Yew Trees were covered with rubble, Grass cuttings, broken plastic, broken glass and general rubbish. Such a shame

    1. Sadly the case with many churches I visit. Seems to be the trend now to leave the grass to encourage wildlife though in many cases I feel it is an excuse not to pay out in maintenance but no excuse for the litter. Complain to the Builth Deanery about it or the Church in Wales