Future usage of St Cadoc’s, Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

The Church has now been taken over by the charity, Friends of Friendless Churches: http://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/

Local residents are looking at setting up a group to support community use of the building. Reproduced in full below is the text of an email from Tony Vines, who is seeking views from the community as to the future use of the Church, and has also supplied a copy of a questionnaire:

"I write to ask you for your views about the future uses of St Cadoc’s church and to invite you to participate in its future.  I must apologise if you have received this email more than once.

Current position - St Cadoc’s Church, Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, is very shortly to be passed by the Church in Wales to the Friends of Friendless Churches, FoFC (see link below).   The future of St Cadoc’s as a consecrated building therefore is assured although its usage is open to change. 

St Cadoc’s will be open for visiting at all times and it will be occasionally available for services (6 per year).  FoFC has a written procedures document which I am happy to provide to anybody interested.  

FoFC support the building being used widely by the community although in a manner which does not conflict with its consecrated status.

At the meeting at St Cadoc’s, I offered to help out and I have had very helpful discussions with many locally as well as with the PCC and FoFC: thanks are due to those who have been helping.  We may well set up a body “the Friends of St Cadoc’s” but we would like your input on this.

Your views - You may not be able to give your time but your idea may be all we need.  It is your inspiration not perspiration that we are after.  You may see that the church building could be used successfully as a venue for another activity or a community facility which may be entirely different in character and function from how it has previously been used.  You may think that a couple of specific changes could facilitate that.  You also may have views about how a Friends of St Cadoc’s should operate. 

Once there has been a good consultation, those who want to be involved can decide how best to proceed.

Please let me know what you think ideally by filling out the questionnaire to be found here and sending it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 10th July 2019. If you may like to help, please do come to a meeting at St Cadoc’s at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Some living locally may be well aware that we now have a thriving team of bell-ringers at St Cadoc’s – if you wish to be involved, do get in touch.

Finally, you may be delighted to hear that such is the quality of the stained-glass windows at St Cadoc’s that a small detail of one of the windows features as the main image on the cover of the current magazine of FoFC.  It is a gem: let us use it.

FoFC are holding their AGM here on 12 October 2019.  We shall be having an evensong at St Cadoc’s and there may even be tea at The Rolls afterwards.  Details to follow.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With kind regards,

Anthony Vines