Faith alive and well in
George-Rogers provides more information about the church and
congregation to which she once ministered, and which, thankfully, seems
to be in good health! Use the link at the foot of this page to access
the original feature about St Faith's, Llanishen.
you know I left St. Faith's, Llanishen, Cardiff to become the Parish
Priest of Rhondda Fach Uchaf. I have since retired to my home
town in Monmouthshire, but St Faith's is always very dear to my
heart. In November I celebrated my 60th birthday and hired St. Faith's
hall, (it is a 'dual-purpose' building) for my birthday bash! I was
delighted to hear all their exciting news.
before I left we had a large and beautiful kitchen fitted and that
kitchen is now in very regular use as one of the local schools runs a
pre-school breakfast and after school club there. I believe they also
run activity clubs in the holidays. Other organisations regularly use
the hall as well as St. Faith's own ventures. All this has means
that St. Faith's is thriving and on good ground financially and
able to serve the community well in all sorts of ways.
disabled access and toilets have now been provided and as they
have also been awarded a sizeable grant fairly recently they have
been able to have some new windows and the whole of the interior
painted; this was desperately needed. I was very lucky in that all this
had been completed just prior to my party and so I am able to send a
few pictures of how it looks now. The hall has screens at one end which
open to reveal the chancel. The beautiful iron work, of which the
congregation is justly proud, is by Frank Roper.
the weather warms up I hope to be able to get to St. Faith's Welsh
Newton Common which is much nearer to my new home and to send you some
pictures from there too.'
The Revd Gillian
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