Time for a scrapbook page I think as I haven't done one for ages. St Dyfnog's Church at Llanrhaeadr is a beautiful medieval building well known for the glorious stained glass in its Jesse window. The window was completed in 1533 but the glass was taken out and buried in an oak chest (still in the church) during the Civil War as it would have been destroyed by the Parliamentarians. It was put back in 1661.
The church has a very active congregation who organise regular fund raising events. The annual book fair is a must for me, both for buying and donating unwanted books. This weekend it was a flower festival that brought lots of visitors to Llanrhaeadr to enjoy the lovely church interior decorated with 26 amazing flower displays on the theme of Childhood Memories.
The weather was warm and sunny and we were able to enjoy our tea and cake outside in the churchyard and browse the book and bric-a-brac stall. Unfortunately Mum couldn't resist adding to her large nicnak collection as everything was 10p!
If you are ever in the area its well worth stopping by as the church is always open to visitors. There's a pottery studio at the church gate housed in an old barn and an inn and cafe nearby if you need refreshment! More info and photos on the church website here.
Oh dear, I think I'm starting to sound like a tourist brochure now so I'll stop here! But there's room for just a couple more photos!
Here's the Vicar enjoying a well earned cuppa in front of the pretty armshouses which date from the early 19th century.