St.Andrew's & St.Michael's Churches
St Andrew's Church
Presteigne's Welsh name Llanandras, means the holy place of St. Andrew and there has been a place of Christian worship on the site since before the Norman Conquest. The present building is an outstanding medieval church with some remnants of the old Saxon and Norman structures remaining, and considered the finest in Radnorshire.
There is a well attended service every Sunday at 11:00am, but the style of that service varies from short informal family services to Holy Communion from Common Worship or the Book of Common Prayer. Choral Communion takes place on the second Sunday of the month. Visitors are always welcome to join us in worship and to enjoy a cup of coffee afterwards.
In addition we love to have our beautiful building used for concerts, lectures, exhibitions, etc. and find that our flexible seating and staging make it an impressive venue for sacred and secular events, most notably the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts which takes place over the August Bank Holiday.
The Presteigne Tapestry
This Flemish tapestry, woven in circa 1510, depicts Christ's entry into Jerusalem. It is one of three versions of the same scene and one of only two pre-Reformation tapestries still hanging in a church in Britain. The Tapestry was donated to the church In 1737 where it was used as the altar piece until the 19th century. It has undergone specialist conservation work and can be seen, framed, and hanging on the north wall of the church.
St Andrew's Hall
St. Andrew's Hall in Church Street was originally a girls' school. and was completely renovated in 2005. It is a centrally placed, quality, small meetings and functions venue that can accommodate up to 60 people. It offers a comfortable meeting room, serving kitchen, full disability access and toilet facilities. For information or to make bookings contact 01544260212 or 07973425123
St. Michael's, Discoed
The modest church of St. Michael's, the daughter Church of St. Andrew's Presteigne, is medieval with extensive reordering. The site is notable for its spectacular yew tree, said to be five thousand years old, early wild daffodils and 32 other species of wild flowers.
The Friends of St. Michael's arrange a very varied programme of music, poetry and arts events to a high standard. Members of the Friends from all over the country have helped to raise funds for the essential repair work to this beautiful little church and for interior improvements to widen its use.
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