Tremain Church Doors reopen
2:54pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
HISTORY is being made at an ancient site in south Ceredigion as an old church opens its doors to a new lease of life.
Ffrindiau Tremain Friends invite the community to celebrate development at will Saint Michael’s Tremain, 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, as part of Heritage Open Days.
The scaffolding has now been taken down at this old church, as stage one of the building works has been completed.
Locals are invited to take this opportunity to see the work for themselves and join in the celebrations.
Now in the care of Friends of Friendless Churches, this old church has been saved as a Historical Building in It’s Environment for educational and community use.
A spokesman for Ffrindiau Tremain Friends, the local support group, said: “Come and see what we are doing now and help decide where we are going.
“This has been a religious site from the Benedictine Monks of the 12th century, the graveyard remains open under the care of Aberporth, but the building in the 21st century is there for you the community – don’t miss this chance to be in at the start.”
The Grade II* listed building, which has most of its original features still intact, is supported by Church in Wales, CADW and Ancient Monuments, and its future is now secure.
FTF and other local groups are planning events for 2014 to include displaying “Tremain Textiles” involving local stitchers of today and historical textiles.
Also in the planning stages is a Flower Festival.
The group has been asked to put on Genealogy Search days and hopes to establish a history trail for local and visiting schoolchildren.
The FTF spokesman added: “There are many opportunities for local groups and individuals to be involved – come and say hello, put your names on the contact list and let us know your interests. Ceredigion Museum staff are also supporting FTF, we would love to log your memories, scan old photographs and help you to follow family trees through old records. History of the future is being made now – be a part of it – join FTF and share fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee.”