All Saints' church Penylan
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Situated in the more rural southern part of Ruabon parish is the church of All Saints, generously provided for public worship by James Ormrod in 1889. The dark red sandstone for the building was quarried from his estate, and the wood furnishings were made from oak felled on the estate. James Ormrod, addressing guests at the opening of the church only two months before his death, said
"My dear friends, I wish to thank you all for your presence here today and to remind you that the church I have been privileged to see opened is a memorial to my dear wife. I trust you will make good use of it, and that it will be a great spiritual benefit to you and your families. We all owe thanks and praise to God for many mercies, and I am grateful that he has given me the power to devote some of my wealth in this way to his honour .......... whether we have good reasons or bad, we must never forget One who rules over everything."
This fine Church building has fine 19th century stained glass illustrating many of the Saints, and antique tiles from the local firm of J. C. Edwards.
Services are held every Sunday at 11:00a.m. by the Vicar of Ruabon, Morning Prayer on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. All services use the Church in Wales Book of Common Prayer (1984). A Sunday School is held during school term time at 10:00a.m.