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Bistre Emmanuel Parish Church"

Bistre Emmanuel Parish Church, Mold Road, Buckley


At the end of September 2004, a special farewell was organised for the Reverend Pauline Walker who was leaving to take over the parish of Llay after twelve years service.


At the end of July 2005, the vicar Dr Martin Hill retired.


In 2001, an appeal was launched to raise funds for the refurbishment of one of the church's windows - the one above the altar, at the east end of the church. It was installed in 1881 and depicts Christ's betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane in memory of the Pemberton family wholived locally. It and another window described as The Purple Angel are of special interest and have been mentioned in publications of Welsh church windows. In 1990, a meditation was held by a group from St. Michael's Theological College, Llandaff as they were so impressed by it.


The window was in urgent need of repair as it could have fractured at any moment incurring irreparable damage. The repair to this window was estimated at c. £5000 but the total amount needed for all the windows was £20,000. The heating and ventilation needed attention as condensation was adding to the problems.

Cllr Audrey Jones donated £150 collected during her civic service.

Margaret and Neville Mole raised £320 by organising a graden party at their home.



Author: Anon


Year = 2000

Building = Religious

Extra = Architecture

Extra = 2000s

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