Friday, 18 July 2008

Uwcheglwys San Bened Wales on Line:

The Welsh-speaking congregation of one of London’s finest churches has been locked out of its building, the Western Mail can reveal today.

Parishioners have responded by celebrating evensong on the church lawn in Welsh.

Located in the heart of the City of London, St Benet Paul’s Wharf is a landmark of Welsh heritage and among the best examples of Sir Christopher Wren’s architecture.

But the diocese of London could not come to an agreement with the church wardens about future plans for St Benet and has taken control of the building, which it may use for “educational” purposes.

The small congregation has been encouraged to travel to Paddington where Welsh-language services are held at the church of St David’s...

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