Rood cross moved from Llanelli to Tenby

Rood cross moved from Llanelli to Tenby

20 July 2011

A wooden rood cross carved by Jonah in the 1980s has been given a new home at St Mary’s Church, Tenby. The Christus Rex figure had been in St Alban’s Church, Llanelli, which closed earlier this year.

The cross is now the focal point of the Garden of Tranquillity in the church grounds to the south-west side of St. Mary’s Church, and was dedicated in this new position by the Bishop of St. David’s on 16 July.

Tenby rood cross 'Christus Rex'

Christus Rex, wood, St Mary’s Church, Tenby. Photograph: Andrew Davies

The Rev Andrew Davies, Rector of the Tenby Rectorial Benefice, told Scene & Word: “I knew of the cross because I was a Curate at St. Alban’s in the early 1980s. I was saddened to hear of the impending closure of St. Alban’s and was determined to find the Christus Rex an appropriate new home.”

Scene & Word greatly appreciates Rev Davies’s concern for Jonah’s rood cross and thanks him for securing a new home for it.