On Friday 8th July, Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, visited St Mary’s Plas Power Church in Bersham.
The church was built in 1875 and started life as the private chapel to the Plas Power Estate. Later, it became a charity, which is chaired by Lloyd Fitzhugh. The church has a strong tradition of music and choral singing, using a variety of hymn books, and uses its own psalter and chant book.
During the visit, Mr Baynes met with Lloyd Fitzhugh, Pauline Fitzhugh and Christopher Jones, and had the opportunity to play the church organ.
Lloyd Fitzhugh said:
“We were pleased to welcome Simon Baynes who came to hear more about the church and also to play the fine three manual organ. Currently there is only one church service a month to which all are welcome and most of the income is derived from weddings, with it being a very popular venue due to its size and location in beautiful surroundings.”
Simon Baynes MP said:
“It was a pleasure to visit the church in Bersham to hear more about the history of the church and play the fantastic church organ. It was great to meet with Lloyd and the other volunteers, and I would encourage people to visit this beautiful church if they’re able to.”
Visit to the church is available by appointment. Please visit the website www.bershamchurch.co.uk for further information.