Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Photos Of St Teilo's Church

The outside of this lovely double-aisled church.

                                                                 The south porch and door.

On entering the south porch, this is what you see !

                                                     The font, in the western end of the church.

The equivalent of an iconostas, separating the altar area from the nave of the church. The statue you can just see on the left east wall is that of St Teilo; a better photo below....

This tiny altar was on the left, the one below right was on the right hand side, depicting the instruments of the Passion.

Above was a stunning carved screen of various saints, and a Rood, behind which was a graphic painting of the Last Judgement. The souls of the lost held in the maw of the great fish were quite scary.

There were wall painting everywhere in the Church :-)
The earliest ones date back to the early 1300s.

The Agony in the Garden

The Scourging

Simon of Cyrene helping to carry the Cross

The Crucifixion at Golgotha

And above that, Noah's ark

Angels surround the windows.....

The Baptism in the Jordan

The weighing of Souls

A very Western, very un-Orthodox depiction of the Trinity.
Ho hum.

The side of the altar was also screened off with a painted panel of angels.

A reproduction medieval English organ has been installed in the Church, and a concert given recently.

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Nathaniel said...

Beautiful church! I'm not sure how heterodox the icon of Christ is however. This icon is in Christ the Savior in Moscow (the seat of the MP): http://www.scamconsult.com/Trinity.jpg

CG said...

Thank you for enabling me to revisit St Fagan's. I'd heard the restoration of the church was complete as my sister who lives in Wales went to an event there, but it was good to be able to see inside for myself.

Matt said...

Does the CofE offer the Mass in the church?