Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Tractarian Church of Llangasty-Talyllyn near Brecon in Powys, Wales

1847 stained glass window of Perpetua before her martyrdom from the Church of Llangasty-Talyllyn near Brecon, Powys. Perpetua, you will recall, has just given birth and so hands the child over (here: to tonsured ecclesiastics) before her martyrdom.

This is the only church in the world dedicated to St. Gastyn who was tutor to St Cynog whom he also baptized 150 years before Augustine came to Canterbury. In the mid-19th C the church was rebuilt by Robert Raikes in accordance with Tractarian principles and employing architect John Loughborough Pearson later famous for Gothic revival style.

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