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St James Church Llangua Wales..gate open.. #dailyshoot #Wales

St James Church Llangua Wales..gate open.. #dailyshoot #Wales
St Church
Image by Leshaines123
Was driving past this 14c church which is in a remote spot in Wales and stopped to take a look. Was intrigued that the gate was open! Tried to then contstruct my image around the open gate and was pleased with the composition, but it was very gloomy and late in the evening and so my exposure ended up washing out the sky. Kept it in though and pleased with the slight mystery of the result. Did think about monochrome but wanted to keep the vibrant greens. St James Church Llangua Wales.

St Tudnos Church in the Snow (North Wales)

St Tudnos Church in the Snow (North Wales)
St Church
Image by Cj Roberts
St Tudnos church on the Great Orme, Llandudno. St Tudno gave the town its name. Llan=church Tudno: the Saints name, the towns name translated as Tudnos Church. St. Tudno founded his cell on the Great Orme in the sixth century but no trace of the original building remains. The present church was built in the 12th century but extended in the 15th century. In 1839 the roof was damaged by a severe storm and it was decided not to repair the church but to build a new church nearer the centre of what was then the village of Llandudno. In 1840 St. George’s Church was built in Church Walks and served the mainly Welsh-speaking population. St. Tudno’s Church was neglected until 1855 when an appeal was made for £100 to repair the roof and Mr. W.H. Reece of Birmingham and Plas Tudno, Llandudno, "gratefully resolved to restore the church at his sole cost as a thank offering for Divine Goodness". The repair work began on St. Tudno’s day and the church was re-opened for public service on St. Luke’s day (18th October) 1855.

The oldest part of the present building is the north wall of the nave, which dates from the 12th century. The font dates back to the 12th century and fixed to the south wall are two fine old stone coffin lids, which date back to the 13th century. On either side of the east window are painted tablets with the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments in the Welsh language.

In the roof is a wood carving, above the sanctuary step where people kneel to receive Holy Communion. This is the stigmata, or representation of the five wounds of our Saviour, which depicts the two hands, the two feet and the side, each bearing a wound. There is a similar boss in the neighbouring church of Llanrhos. Obviously the work of a local craftsman, these two bosses are thought to be the only examples of their kind in the country.

Love Divine All Loves Excelling Tune Blaenwern: St Theodores Church Port Talbot South Wales

For my first video here on the Organ at St Theodores Church in Port Talbot, I was flicking through my RSCM Sunday by Sunday Book for this Sunday Love Divine here was on the list so I thought id do this on the organ today, the organ is very nice with the sound right above you to give a nice effect it’s also tracker action as well! Info on the organ is here: www.npor.org.uk www.st-theodore.org I used the ZoomH2 here for the audio at 80%. Many thanks for watching my videos here on youtube, remember they take most of my time to do so please appreciate my valued efforts by leaving a comment of encouragement bellow and liking my videos if you have stumbled on my videos and your a newcomer hit the subscribe button to show your support too. Also many thanks to Church Warden Pat Davies in making me feel welcome here at St Theodores Church much appreciated too! Many thanks Rob
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