St Deiniol’s Church, Hawarden

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And the fabulous stained glass windows

IMG_1931IMG_1907IMG_1905IMG_1904IMG_1876IMG_1873IMG_1863IMG_1861IMG_1858-2There has been a church on this site since St Deiniol, a sixth century Welsh saint, planted his staff here.  William Gladstone, the nineteenth century prime minister, worshipped and was married here.  Much of the building was destroyed by fire in 1857.  The church was restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott and the Gladstone family.

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The Gladstone memorial chapel, depicting William and Catherine Gladstone lying in the boat of life, was completed in 1906.

Photos:  St Deiniol’s Church, Hawarden, North Wales.[17th October 2015]

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