Diocesan press releases

Children celebrate village life of Gower with colourful new altar frontal

In the spring of 2017 children in Llangennith and the surrounding area worked on an art project at Llangennith Village Hall.

Supervised and led by local artist Katie Kneath – children, mums and the vicar worked on images of life on Gower.

The plan was to integrate all these impressions of Gower into a new altar frontal for St Cenydd’s church in Llangennith. The vision was that the frontal would not only reflect images of village life but celebrate village life.

The frontal was commissioned at a Civic Service 8 in Llangennith. St Cenydd’s is the largest church on Gower but extra seats had to be brought in for the service which coincided with the feast day or mabsant of St Cenydd.

Vicar Rev Glyn Austn said: “Villagers and church goers alike hope that the frontal will hang in St Cenydd’s for many years to come and that its existence will serve as a reminder of the interconnectedness of our lives – where else, but on Gower, could you hope to see an altar frontal that included a local saint, a dog driving a tractor, surf boards and sheep?”