We have recognised that Jordanston Church has needed serious renovation for some time. We have been actively fundraising for several years in the hope to raise sufficient funds to tackle the project. However, time and the current deterioration we have had to turn to several funding bodies to assist.

So to date, during the past year we have enlisted the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund who have supported our initial development application and have pledged a significant sum to support the main and urgent repairs. We have also received the support of
The Welsh Churches Act Fund.


We are truly honoured to have two Patrons, Viscount Tenby who has kindly written a foreword to our booklet (reproduced below) and Earl of Dwyfor.



Foreword by The Viscount Tenby


Most parishes would count themselves lucky indeed, to have strong
and loyal church membership in this day and age, but even more
remarkable are those who actively seek to restore the church itself
and who care passionately about its past. Such a community is that
of St. Cwrda, Jordanston. The village of Jordanston is to be
congratulated on the research carried out to highlight the central
role St. Cwrda’s has played throughout the centuries in the life of
Jordanston and its surrounding district.

Writing as a member of the “Jordanston families” - the Georges,
whose historical backgrounds from Tresynwen to Fagwrfran ring the
village - I am acutely aware of my north Pembrokeshire roots. This
awareness is re-inforced by my upbringing in Tenby and having been
the son of Gwilym Lloyd George, who was the MP for the County for
many years. As a boy I would often accompany my father round the
County and although he would have known Jordanston well, I have to
confess that advancing years and an increasingly unreliable memory
prevent my being able to say truthfully that I visited the village.
That is an oversight that I fully intend to rectify in the future, but
in the meantime I would like to send my best wishes for the success
of the Restoration Fund and congratulate, and thank, all those who
are making such a contribution towards its success.
Lord Tenby



Photographs prior to restoration!




Entrance to the Nave from the West Tower


Vestry Door


Nave Roof with collapsing rafters


Boiler Room Steps Roof (now collapsed)



Fund Raising Events 2016





Fund Raising Events 2015

bullet pointA Successful Christmas Poultry Bingo was held Saturday December 5th at Mathry Hall ~Bingo balls



Fund Raising Events 2014

bullet pointA Successful Christmas Poultry Bingo was held Saturday December 6th at Mathry Hall ~Bingo balls



Fund Raising Events 2013

bullet pointA Successful Christmas Poultry Bingo was held Saturday December 6th at Mathry Hall ~Bingo balls

bullet pointA Successful Christmas Poultry Bingo was held Friday December 7th at Mathry Hall ~Bingo balls



Fund Raising Events 2012




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Cathedral concert raises the roof for a country Church.
The standing ovation at St Davids Cathedral following a delightful concert was a fitting tribute to the artistes of the evening. The programme arranged by Andrew Armstrong featured operatic and musical favourites performed with passion and pleasure. Andrew, originally from Llandovery is well known in the south west of England in stage and recital. He was joined by his wife, Caroline D’Cruz who accompanied both him and mezzo soprano Emma Watkinson. During the first half the audience heard popular excerpts from several operas including Emma’s spellbinding rendition of Dido’s Lament from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas to the one of the most frequently sung opera’s -  Bizet’s Carmen – where Andrew’s performance of the “Toreador’s Song”  Emma’s “Seguidilla” delighted their audience . Meanwhile Caroline who accompanied the singers throughout gave her own performance of Chopin’s “Nocturne” which was simply breathtaking.

The second half the audience were treated to a selection of songs from popular musicals including  “South Pacific”,  “My Fair Lady” and “Porgy and Bess.”  To select a highlight would be very difficult but Andrew’s “If I were a rich man” and the Emma’s “Summertime” were wonderful. Again they were so ably supported by Caroline’s accompaniment.

The concert was held to raise much need funds for the restoration of Jordanston Church.  The members of the church have staged various fundraising events in recent years to raise sufficient funds to repair the Grade II listed building. In the interval people were able to buy the Booklet produced by the church to record the historical connections with the building and the parish.  The Heritage Lottery Fund has kindly awarded £66,300 to the project but the church still needs to raise enough to cover further repairs outside the scope of the Heritage Lottery Fund.






Sell-out concert raises £7000 for local church!
Tickets for the concert held recently in aid of Jordanston Church were sold out long before the wonderful evening of music and comedy came around. The line up of artists ensured that tickets would be much sought after, and the venue at Mathry Hall was full to capacity to enjoy the show. Acting as compere and auctioneer was Mr Dai Jones, Llanilar.  Dai kept his audience amused by his wonderfully funny stories in between introducing other artists from near and far. The musical evening opened with local group Bois-y Wlad, accompanied by Mrs Margaret Evans. Bois y Wlad are well-known in the area for their singing and are a popular choice at concerts and functions such as weddings etc. They were followed by the ever popular Mr Trebor Edwards from Corwen North Wales accompanied by Mrs Margaret Rees. Trebor included “If I only had time” as a special request from the audience amongst his repertoire. Following him was Miss Gwawr Edwards, an exceptionally talented young lady who wowed everyone by her beautiful voice, warmth and glamour. She was ably accompanied by her sister Miss Menna Edwards on the piano.  The hall was then treated to a very funny sketch well performed by Fishguard Young Farmers Club.

Dai Jones then acted as auctioneer when a large number of items kindly donated by several local businesses were sold off.
President of the evening was Mr Leslie Raymond, Llandeloy. Mr Raymond acknowledged the efforts of the church members in restoring St Cwrda’s Church Jordanston.  The church is a Grade II listed building with significant historical connections especially to the family of David Lloyd George former UK Prime Minister. A large part of the restoration has now been completed helped by the support of The Heritage Lottery Fund who has committed £66.000 to the project. This has enabled the church roof to be repaired and the vestry door to be replaced. However, there is still more work needed to be done which falls outside the scope of the Lottery funding. This includes re-wiring the building, improving access and repairing the church gates; hence the on-going fundraising efforts.

Members of Jordanston Church wish to thank all those people who contributed to making the evening such a success. Heartfelt thanks are sent to all the artists who gave their time, to the donors of auction and raffle prizes and to those who bought items so generously.

A total of £7000 was raised by the end of the evening!

Special mention must be made to Idris and Cynthia James, Henderwen and family who organised this highly successful event to support their local church.



bullet pointA Successful Christmas Poultry Bingo was held Friday December 7th at Mathry Hall ~Bingo balls



Fund Raising Events 2011


    bullet point A very succesful coffee morning was held at the Royal Oak, Fishguard in March 2011 ~ St Patricks Day

    bullet point Easter Bingo evening at Mathry Community Hall in April 2011

    bullet point In June we had a stand at the Trecoed Point to Point

    bullet point A wonderful evening was had by all at a Cheese and Wine Evening at Jordanston Hall, kindly hosted by Mansel & Ros  ~ 30th September 2011. At this event we launched our booklet St Cwrda's Church Jordanston A Brief History. Our thanks go to all those who very kindly gave their time contributing to such an interesting booklet and to Viscount Tenby who wrote the foreword (reproduced above)

    Cheese and Wine Sept 2011

    (Photo by kind permission of Mr Johnny Morris)

    Launch of St Cwrda's Church Jordanston A Brief History



    bullet pointA Successful Christmas Poultry Bingo was held Friday December 2nd at Mathry Hall ~Bingo balls