The Church of St Peter, St Paul and St John church is fourteenth century in origin but nothing remains of this period beyond a single lancet window in the nave. There are two bells dated 1662 and 1829. The inner doorway of the porch has a stone which bears a¬†consecration cross. The octagonal¬†font¬†bears the inscription¬†Iohn Iones which is dated 1673.
Behind the pulpit is a marble monument, which comprises a broken¬†Ionic column¬†and an inscription to John Gardner Kemeys Esquire (see below). The inscription is concluded with two Kemeys¬†pheons¬†and the family motto in¬†Welsh:¬†Duw dy Ras¬†(God thy grace).
John Gardner Kemeys Esquire of Bertholy House, died 1830 aged 73 yearsColumns and laboured urns but vainly showIn idle scene of decorated woe.The dear relation and the friend sincereNeed no mechanic help to force a tear.In heart-felt numbers never meant to shine'Twill flow eternal o'er a heart like thine;'Twill flow while gentle goodness has one friendOr kindred tempers have a tear to lend.
On the south wall is a large¬†piscina¬†with a trefoil canopy. The¬†Jacobean¬†communion table is made of oak. There is a¬†decorated¬†window in the north wall. Above the¬†chancel arch¬†are rood-beam and¬†corbels, but there is no trace of the¬†rood-screen.
Externally there is a projection from the nave which would have been the stairway to the rood loft, which may have been blocked up at the time that the Kemeys monument was installed. In the churchyard there is a modern churchyard cross, standing on the original chamfered base with five steps. Above the porch entrance is a sundial dated 1718.References:
The¬†Odeon of Herodes Atticus¬†is a¬†stone¬†theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the¬†Acropolis of Athens.¬†It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate¬†Herodes Atticus¬†in memory of his wife,¬†Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped¬†theater¬†with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive¬†cedar of Lebanon¬†timber. It was used as a¬†venue¬†for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the¬†Heruli¬†in 267 AD.
The audience stands and the¬†orchestra¬†(stage) were restored using¬†Pentelic marble¬†in the 1950s. Since then it has been the main venue of the¬†Athens Festival, which runs from May through October each year, featuring a variety of acclaimed Greek as well as International performances.