The lovely ‘Church in Wales’, All Saints Church Barry, was built to accommodate a growing population in 1908. Designed in 1902 by a Cardiff architect, Col E M Bruce Vaughan (1865-1919). The Church is an excellent example of the Gothic revival popular at that time. Built in two stages, the nave in 1908, and then in 1915, the chancel and tower were completed. The clock tower is very much part of the Barry skyline and is visible from most parts of the town. The problem today for the All Saints Church Barry is with the roof, it leaks. Badly! Buckets to collect the rainwater are ever present in the church over the last few years, and we all know that Barry does seem to get an unprecedented amount of rain! The Church hopes to raise the roof with campaign launch, looking for funds from the Heritage Lottery and local fund raising events. Everyone can help, you can buy a tile for the roof for £5, or have a larger section of the roof dedicated to a loved one or attend one of the many events planned over the next few months. Father Kevin Lake, launched the appeal the beginning of September ’16, hoping to raise £231.302 for the restoration, already over £10,000 has been collected.

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