We are a very small church down in the Radnor Valley, surrounded by hills and we are firmly over the border. Ring the bell to call our handful of worshippers to church in lambing and you can hear the ewes and lambs just over the churchyard wall. It's handy to be praying for the farm when you can hear it going on all around you. We are small but there is life here! We have about 100 residents, and there is planning permission for eight new houses.
We are a warm and friendly church with an ageing congregation of about ten, and, as in the rest of the country, very few younger people seem interested in joining us.
One important change three years ago was the moving of the harmonium to the front of the congregation from behind the choir stalls. Everyone agreed that this was a great improvement for the clergy, organist and the people. We are not opposed to constructive change!
We have well attended services at Easter and Harvest, which is followed by the Harvest Supper and Sale of Produce (in aid of good causes) - a very sociable event! Apart from the Church, Kinnerton has a Village Hall, with a thriving W.I. The population is a mixture of local inhabitants, mostly employed in agriculture, and retired couples who have come from elsewhere, and who are generally integrating well.
St. Mary's Church
Regular worship at St. Mary's
At Kinnerton we also use Common Worship Order One for Communion Services and Common Worship Evening Prayer. Thanks to Ruth our music, like at Old Radnor, is always of the highest quality.
We have a Café Church following special services and festivals. David and Leonie who run this provide us with a welcome opportunity for friendship and fellowship enhanced by delicious home made food and drinks.