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Renovation at Llanwrin Completed
Llanwrin. The evening of the 24th May was really beautiful and matched the atmosphere at Llanwrin Church to welcome Bishop Andrew and the community to a service of Thanksgiving for the completion of the renovations. The Church was filled with a happy congregation - the singing was excellent helped by Cor Meibion Dyfi and the Sunday School children. We now look forward to many more years of prayer and worship in this beautiful old Church with all its past memories. We give thanks to God for the past and pray for His guidance for the future.
Olympic Torch Relay - What a Great Day
Opening our parish office for take-away teas and coffees was an excellant idea on the morning the Olympic Flame passed through Machynlleth (thanks Joyce). The town was buzzing with excitement and the atmosphere was wonderful. Many congratulations to Mr Steven Doyle on his great honour of being one of the Torchbearers.
Llanwrin Church - Update
Llanwrin Church has been closed for renovation work since the beginning of the year. That work is now completed - GREAT NEWS.
There will be a Thanksgiving Service at the Church on Thursday evening the 24th May at 7.00pm in the presence of Bishop Andrew.
The History of St. Peter's
Machynlleth historian and author David Wyn Davies is in the process of publishing a significantly enhanced version of a booklet on the history of St. Peter's which he first produced in 1982.
Tradition has it that the earliest church in Machynlleth was dedicated to the sixth century saint, St. Cybi, and evidence reflects the presence of a church on the current site from at least as early as the 13th century.
The church as we see it today, islargely the result of major re-building in 1827 and further internal renovation in 1894, the latter under the patronage of Mary Cornelia, Marchioness of Londonderry.
The newly revised and enlarged book, which contains a great deal of extra information, architect's plans, and many previously unpublished photographs of the church and some of its characters, will be of the same format as the author's recent highly popular books on Machynlleth's history.
Carols by Candelight
The weather was kind, the company good and the singing was excellent at our Carol Service this evening.
The singing started around the Christmas tree and continued as we proceeded into church.
The bilingual service of readings and carols continued in church, with solos by Sam Ebenezer.
The collection from the service will be donated to Beacon of Hope charity.