While we were exploring the Great Orme the other week we found St Tudno’s. A lovely little church with fantastic views. There’s been a place of worship on this site since the 6th century when a Celtic monk, Tudno, brought Christianity to the farming community living and working on the Great Orme. Nothing remains of the original structure, the present church was built in the 12th century and enlarged in the 15th century.
The stained glass windows date from the 19th to early 20th century. The first two depict Jesus, the Good Shepherd and Jesus, the light of the World. The second two are Miriam, the sister of Moses and St Cecilia, the patron of church music.
During the summer the grass is left to grow as a haven for wildlife. Sheep keep it from getting too overgrown.
Many of the grave stones are intricately carved…
..and some are the total opposite, like these plain wooden crosses. The two large crosses are memorials to two brothers who were both killed in the same year during the First World War. The small cross is in memory of their brother who died in infancy.
This stone is in memory of Lieutenant Guy Everingham who was also killed during the First World War, aged just 22. He was an observer on a flight that was filming German lines prior to the Battle of Arras. The plane was shot down by Baron von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron.