St. Peter's Church, Llanbedr

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During the Coronavirus outbreak we will be posting prayers and bible readings, for those who would like to worship at home.  We hope this helps.

 

 

This Blog started with updates on the progress of the work repairing and improving the church building.  This has now finished, and included repairs to the roof and stonework, photovoltaic panels on the roof, improved disabled access, updating the electrics and lighting, installing a sound system and an exciting project making textile panels to show the history of the church and the people who have lived around it.  

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By AE, Nov 17 2020 09:35PM

November 17th is the day on which the Anglican Church celebrates St Hugh of Lincoln and Avalon, Bishop. Hugh was born in Avalon, France, in around 1135, the son of a soldier. His mother died when he was eight years old, and six years later his grieving father entered a Benedictine monastery, taking his son with him.

At the age of nineteen Hugh moved to a Carthusian community at Grande Chartreuse, becoming a priest and a renowned man of God.

Henry II of England sent for Hugh in 1179 to take charge of establishing Witham Charterhouse, the first Carthusian house in England, and in fulfilment of Henry's penance after the murder of Thomas a Beckett.

Hugh found the the monks there in a sad state, and building work stalled, but he prevailed upon the king to supply materials, and the monastery was soon thriving.

In 1186 Hugh was elected Bishop of Lincoln, and had to immediately set about another building project, as the cathedral there had been badly damaged by an earthquake the previous year. Hugh is usually depicted with a white swan, in acknowledgment of the bond he had with a wild swan that lived in his garden at Lincoln. The swan accompanied him everywhere, but would let no one else near.




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