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Event information


The Melville Centre
4 Pen-y-Pound



Thursday 16 May 2024


6:15pm (Doors at 6pm)


Entry: The talk is free to attend, but space is limited so please reserve your place(s) in advance.

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More about this event

Built in old red sandstone, with a charming timbered bellcote, St James’s nestles into a bend in the River Monnow, in the Monmouthshire countryside. The church closed in 2020 and is currently in a precarious condition, with its magnificent medieval wagon roofs in danger of collapse. But the Friends of Friendless Churches are starting repairs this spring, supported by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). When these are complete, St James’s will once again be open to visit and enjoy year-round, and available to use for events, community activities and occasional services.  

Join us for this FREE talk with the FoFC’s Director, Rachel Morley, and architect Andrew Faulkner to find out more about this beautiful building, the work underway to rescue it and the FoFC’s plans for its future.

Venue access information: The Melville Centre has steps with a handrail to the front door from the car park.  There is a disabled parking space at the rear of the building with a step free pathway to the entrance. The centre has fully accessible toilets and all rooms are accessible. For more information about accessibility, contact the Melville Centre. 

If you have any queries about this event, please contact us before booking.  
E: maggie@fofc.org.uk
T: 0204 520 4458