The tables were full for the annual Charity Lunch which was served in Hope Church Hall today. No fewer than four choices of soup and rolls were on the menu followed by a tempting selection of puddings.
It was a great opportunity to enjoy a tasty lunch and to give to a worthy cause at the same time. Donations amounting to £287 were made to the 2019 diocesan charity Housing Justice Cymru.
Many thanks to those who generously provided the food and served us so efficiently.
Those of you attending the Welcome Afternoon in the church on Saturday may have caught a glimpse of conservator Dr Andrea Kirkham at work up on the scaffolding. She is cleaning and conserving the church’s wall paintings above the arches so that we may see them more clearly and understand them better.
Dr Kirkham has confirmed the paintings to be from the 17th century and has found them to include a verse from the King James Bible, Proverbs Chapter 15, verse 3. This section can be seen in the first photo below. The second photo shows Dr Kirkham inspecting some of what has been revealed so far and deciding on her next step.
Please don’t forget that, while Dr Kirkham’s work continues, access to the church is limited to services and advertised events.
There were plenty of bargains to be found at the Rail Sale in the Church Hall today. A great selection of new and nearly new clothes and jewellery were on offer. Throughout the day there was a steady stream of customers many of whom stayed for refreshments too.
Our thanks to Blodwen and all the other helpers, to those who donated to the sale and to all who came along to buy. A pleasing sum of £587 was raised for church funds.