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Jul 18, 2017

C of E's loss was Capuchins' gain

Lord and Lady Fielding caused a scandal when they gave Capuchin friars a Flintshire church they'd built as a gift to the Church of England. They converted to Catholicism ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

after meeting the Pope in Italy. They'd ordered construction of St David's Church in Pantasaph as an Anglican church in thanksgiving for their marriage in 1846. Their decision to make it a Roman Catholic place of worship resulted in burning of effigies and even legal action. The church was adapted for Catholic worship by one of Britain's most prominent architects and remains the centrepiece of Pantasaph Friary today. For more on this story, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the entrances to the friary. Or click here