Summer 2022 was the last update I wrote about the church-to-home project we've been following in Wales. A lot has happened in the last year and it's now very near to the end of the project. There's one more 'big thing' to get done and then there's a 'snagging' list of jobs to complete. (Snagging in building terms means the final checks and noting the small jobs that still need … [Read more...] about A Church in Wales – Summer 2023 – Almost Finished
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This is something I didn't think I'd get to report. I've just had a couple of weeks staying in the church that we've been following for the last three years. And I was on my own (ish) for most of the time as I've been housesitting while the family had a holiday. The Story So Far In spring 2019 we introduced the family and their initial hopes for the church building. Then we … [Read more...] about A Church in Wales: The Housesitting Edition – Update on Welsh Church Conversion
It's been another long wait for an update on the 'church to family home' building project we've been following on the A Church in Wales column. We last saw when the couple got married, and the living pod (the home inside the church) had been installed in June 2021. But the months waiting for news doesn't mean that nothing has been happening. It simply means I haven't done … [Read more...] about A Church in Wales Spring 2022 Update
Thank you to everyone who has sent messages asking when we will have an update on A Church in Wales. Your patience has been rewarded as I have a bumper post full of news on how the project is progressing. The Story So Far... To recap, this is the story of a large family who have bought a church to make it their home. In spring 2019, we introduced the family, the Grade II … [Read more...] about A Church in Wales: Summer 2021 Update – A Wedding, Pod Complete, and much more in this fascinating church renovation
Here on Anglotopia, we have been following the progress of A Church in Wales as it becomes a family home. The story (for us) started in spring 2019, but for the family who is making this their home, the story began back in late 2017 when they started looking for a plot of land to build their dream home. They have a large family (eight children, although the older ones have … [Read more...] about What’s Been Happening at A Church in Wales – Summer 2020 Update
The A Church in Wales column hasn't had an update for some time. But it's not because nothing has happened. The family who bought the church have been busy every day but it's still not ready to move in yet. This gives the rest of us an insight into how long planning permission can take on a Grade II listed building (a building with architectural merit that must be … [Read more...] about Spring 2020 Update: A Church in Wales Has Planning Permission
As we reach the end of summer, it seems like a good time to give you an update on the church-into-home project we are following in west Wales. You can see the introduction and background to the church in the first blog post, and there was an April 2019 update too. I feel so fortunate to be friends with the family who have taken on this project and to be able to visit them to … [Read more...] about A Church in Wales – Summer 2019 Update – Caring for the Graveyard, Pigeon Poo, Bats, Pew Removal and More Plans Revealed!
I've been back to Wales so can bring you part two in our ongoing series about a deconsecrated Grade II listed church in Wales being converted to a family home. If you missed the first part of the series, you can get the background about the property here. I had the pleasure of opening up on a sunny day. Just listen to that bird song! Since the first blog post, the family … [Read more...] about A Church in Wales: Before The Church Can Become a Family Home… An Update from Wales
Editor's Note: This is the first article in a new ongoing semi-regular series about the conversion of a deconsecrated church in Wales into a family home. This is something a bit new for us, but since shows like Grand Designs and Restoration Home are our favorites, we thought it would be cool to bring something similar to Anglotopia. If you like this article, please consider … [Read more...] about A Church in Wales: You’re Buying a Church? And You’re Going to Live In It? Tell Me More!