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Posted on 07/02/2014

Photo taken on June 25, 2014

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Inland Revenue Officer
St Mary's
Builth Wells
Sarah Braund
Alfred Henry Braund

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St Mary's Church, Builth Wells, Powys 25 June 2014

St Mary's Church, Builth Wells, Powys 25 June 2014
Inland Revenue Officer - not a popular profession! The roses represent love, hope, beauty; the top rose is broken off, indicating death, a life cut off. The hand is pointing the way to Heaven.

The tower of St Mary's dates from around 1300 but was subsequently increased in height; the remainder of the church was rebuilt in 1875. Prior to The Reformation, the church was served by the monks of Brecon Priory. After this, incumbents are listed from 1574. Inside the porch is an effigy of John Lloyd who died in 1585 and was the first Sheriff and Justice of The Peace in Wales, and who was also appointed "Squire to the body of Queen Elizabeth I". A plaque outside states that John Wesley preached in the churchyard on 3rd May 1743.