“within listening distance of the silence we call God”

Heritage at St Michael’s Church Eglwysfach is important. There are 529 graves being recorded giving family genealogy details and family history. This church is near Machynlleth in the heart of Wales.

Architecturally significant as a Georgian period building, it is plain. The poet R S Thomas and his artist wife removed many memorabilia but the result is pleasing with a simple black and white decoration – no Victorian furbelows.

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EGLWYSFACH, FURNACE AND GLANDYFI NEWSLETTER
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RS Thomas Festival Report - Huge Success
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In 1999 a large grant was received from the Heritage Lottery Fund for extensive repairs to the fabric of the church. This was followed in 2013 with reroofing of the chancel roof and in 2014 Grants for Places of Worship made a donation of £19,240 for repair to the church parapet, recording of the graves, this website and a notice board at the entrance.
For this last project financial help was also received from the Pantfedwen Trust and Ceredigion Council.

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