St David’s Llanychaer

VICAR  –  Rev.Christopher Brown

    tel: 01348 875536     email:revchrisbrown4@gmail.com   

 Warden & Secretary:

    Sarah Lewis,  tel 07900 696523

Some good news!

After 4 years of research, applications, lots of form filling, letters back and forth, St. David’s Church is now listed under the Planning (Listed Building & Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as a Grade II building. We hope everyone remains safe and well during these difficult times.

It has been listed for its special architectural and historic interest as a well-detailed small Victorian church of unusual quality, notable for the simplicity and coherence of its design, both in terms of composition and the use of materials, and of its relationship with a medieval predecessor.

Should you visit the church, here are a few things to look out for:

  • The church stands on the footprint of an earlier church, which was possibly C13th and restored in C16th by Lloyd of Cilciffeth. Rectors are recorded here from 1406. It was rebuilt in 1876 to an early Arts and Crafts design by William Dolby of Abingdon
  • Opposite the door is a Norman font. For hundreds of years it has been used for the baptism of people of all ages
  • The window at the back of the church was added in 1909 and shows St David, after whom this church is named. The window, like the one behind the altar, is by the firm of stained glass artists Heaton, Butler and Bayne, who were a leading firm of their time based in London
  • Walk down to the front and the south transept is the area of seating to your right. People who sit here can see through the doorway to the altar, this is known as a passage squint
  • To the right of the alter is an arched sedilia (a sort of seat within the wall for a server helping the priest) with a piscina for holding water. These were reinstated 
  • here from the previous church but are not used now
  • Behind the altar and candles are encaustic tiles with the letters A and O, alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, which have been used since New Testament times to convey the timelessness of Jesus Christ.
  • here from the previous church but are not used now
  • Behind the altar and candles are encaustic tiles with the letters A and O, alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, which have been used since New Testament times to convey the timelessness of Jesus Christ.

 

 

WEEKLY WORSHIP DURING THE LOCKDOWN

Every week the Vicar forwards the appropriate service and readings for the coming Sunday which everyone is asked to read, if possible at 10am on that day,  so that we may continue to worship together although apart.

If you would like to receive these comunications please phone or email the vicar, Rev Christopher Brown – tel: 01348 875536     email:revchrisbrown4@gmail.com

 

Space to Reflect

has continued throughout the Lockdown period but in a new way. Each month someone has produced readings, thoughts for reflection and sometimes musical additions which we have all been able to join in online via email. This has helped us to think of the group and reminded us that we are still all one even though we aren’t physically able to get together.   Different members of our group prepare the monthly reflections and our numbers have slowly grown.

We are a mixed group of people from a wide background and represent a number of different denominations from a wide local area. Everyone is welcome and eventually we hope to return to St.David’s Church, Llanychaer for our gathering together on the third Tuesday of the month but meanwhile we join together via email.

If you would like to join us please contact Anne Andrews (aj.andrews@btinternet.com)

 

See St Mary’s Church Fishguard page on this site and Facebook page for current updates 

 

Due to the lockdown we do not have people able to print and distribute copies the bimonthly of the Parish News but we do have a digital copy.  If you would like this sent to you email val.wakeman@btinternet.com

 

 

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