Saint Faith alive and well in Wales!

Gillian 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.

'As 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.
Just 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.
Good 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.
When 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 George-Rogers

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