Llancarfan church celebrates restored murals

The intricate early 16th Century reredos screen has been restored Credit: Church in Wales

A 500 year-old mural in the small Vale church of St Cadoc's in Llancarfan will be celebrated at an event later this evening.

It will mark more than four years of major conservation work in the church.

The intricate early 16th Century screen has been returned to its former glory by a team of three specialists over the last six months.

The work included the discovery and restoration of Medieval wall paintings of the St George and the Dragon and the Seven Deadly Sins.

The project was generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Wales, among others.

Conservator Hugh Harrison says, 'Canopy work like the reredos at Llancarfan can be found in the choir in almost every cathedral and major church in England and Wales, but none of these grand arrays of woodwork are coloured and gilded as at Llancarfan.'