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Llannefydd Church reaches the final of the NCT 'Open For Visitors Award'!
We are delighted to announce that Llannefydd Church has reached the final of the National Churches Trust Award for 'Open For Visitors'. The Award recognises efforts to make a church welcoming and inviting to visitors. The winner will be announced in November, but we are already over the moon to have got this far, and it is testament to the work of the Friends over the past year to engage people with this beautiful building and its stories.
Pilgrims' Walk: St Asaph to Llannefydd
On Sunday 27 August, Friends of Llannefydd Church were involved in organising a 10-mile pilgrims' walk from St Asaph cathedral to Llannefydd, via the remains of St Mary's Well, near Cefn. The start of their progress was marked by a blessing from the Very Revd Nigel Williams, Dean of St Asaph, and culminated in a beautiful service of Evensong at Llannefydd Church, with a choir provided by the Mission Area's travelling Evensong singers.
A moving musical story
Those attending a concert in the church in March by the internationally renown Welsh harpist, Catrin Finch, were witness to a magical performance by one of the world's great musicians, in which she charted her artistic journey so far.
Catrin had, back in September, issued a statement of support for Llannefydd church when she had been one of the subjects to inspire a floral arrangement in the church's flower festival, which celebrated 'inspirational Welsh women'. It was therefore particularly heart-warming that she came to perform in the church and indeed she was received very warmly by the audience.
Llannefydd Church in bloom!
In September, members of the Friends of Llannefydd Church were involved in organising a Flower Festival, the theme of which was Inspirational Welsh Women. The subjects of inspiration for the magnificent arrangements included Catherine Zeta Jones, Catrin Finch, Angharad Tomos and, of course, Katheryn of Berain!
The occasion was a huge success, enjoyed by hundreds of visitors and even receiving letters of support from some of the women themselves.
Friends of Llannefydd Church wins maintenance grant!
We're delighted to announce that we've been awarded a diocesan grant to go towards paying for the treatment of the timbers in the late-medieval arch-braced roof. There are signs that the beams are infected with woodworm and so the work to ensure the roof's future is considered urgent.
This wonderful news is down in large part to the work of Sue Ellis who co-ordinated and submitted the bid for the grant, so thank you Sue!
Further grants will be applied for to meet the remainder of the cost (watch this space!) and updates on the works will be posted here.
Friends of Llannefydd Church has come into being!
During a meeting on 15 April 2022 (Good Friday), a proposal for a Friends' group was given the go-ahead, and a board of trustees was appointed.
Plans are now underway to apply for grants to cover the costs of the church's repair needs.
Minutes of the meeting are available on request.
If you are interested in joining future meetings of the Llannefydd Friends, please get in touch.
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