an evening with jake thackery at the myn


We have considered discussed the April 18 concert in light of the Coronavirus situation and have decided, with regret, to postpone it until circumstances change.

We have no wish to be alarmist, but it is becoming clear that such events will probably to be prohibited well in advance of next month. And, this morning, the Health Secretary said that everyone over 70 is likely to be asked, in the next few weeks, to self-isolate for four months. That would cut out the organiser and the performer!

We would rather be “ahead of the curve” and take a responsible decision now, than wait until it is forced upon us.

All ticket holders have been informed and their payments will be refunded as soon as possible.

Stay safe.

Myndtown Book £10

The Myndtown Art Project

Five artists donated pictures of Myndtown Church, in their own styles and media. The original pictures were auctioned at the Reopening Party at the church at the end of July.

We are pleased to offer a strictly limited edition of 100 numbered, high-quality prints of each picture, signed by the artist.

The prints were made by Smith York Fine Art Publishing, of Ironbridge. Their high-resolution 4×5 digital scanning back camera is considered by museums to be the finest technology available for capturing fine art. Printing is done using specialist Epson printers that are highly acclaimed in the Fine Art printing industry: these printers offer the ultimate in ink stability and an amazing colour range. From strong, vibrant colours to the most subtle of graduations can be achieved. All papers have archival qualities.


The pictures shown below have been watermarked with the artists’ names, to protect copyrights. Of course, the actual prints will not have watermarks.


Proceeds will go to the church’s maintenance fund.

Marion Watson - Limited Edition Myndtown Church Art Print

Marian Watson (Acrylic)
Marian gained her B.A. in Fine Art from St Martin’s School of Art in 1969. She works as a jeweller, selling in several galleries throughout the country. Having lived in Asterton , she recently moved to Bishop’s Castle and now paints and makes jewellery there.

Actual image size: 16.1” x 11.9”
(410mm x 302mm)

Val Littlehales Limited Edition Myndtown Church Art Print (1)

Val Littlehales 1 (Pastel) 
Self-taught artist Val has lived in the Shropshire Hills all her life, most of it in this parish. She works in various media, but pastel is much favoured. She is inspired by the animals, landscapes, myths and legends of the area and her works have been widely exhibited in the county and elsewhere.

Actual image size: 10” x 8”
(253mm x 204mm)

Val Littlehales Limited Edition Myndtown Church Art Print (2)

Val Littlehales 2 (Pastel) 

Actual image size: 8” x 5.4”
(202mm x 138mm) 

Cor Valkering Limited Edition Myndtown Church Art Print

Cor Valkering (Coloured Pencil)

Dutch artist Cor loves the Shropshire Hills so much that he has made an annual camping trip to Hamperley for over thirty years in order to visit the Church Stretton Arts Festival and to capture images of the area. He comes from Assendelft, north of Amsterdam, and studied at Amsterdam’s famed Rijksakademie of Fine Art to become an art teacher, a profession he has followed for the past 37 years. 

Actual image size: 9.9” x 7.9”

(252mm x 200mm)

Tahira Paul Limited Edition Myndtown Church Art Print

Tahira Paul(Acrylic)

Tahira has lived in the hills above Bishop’s Castle for many years. Her work is motivated by the stunning landscapes of the Shropshire Hills and the vibrant colours of her own garden. Her paintings are frequently exhibited in the area and feature in the annual ‘Shropshire Hills Art Week’.

Actual image size: 11” x 7.5”

(278mm x190 mm)

Andrew Fusek Peters Limited Edition Myndtown Church Photograph

Andrew Fusek Peters (Photograph)

Lydbury North resident Andrew is passionate about capturing light and place, movement and stillness, mainly through landscape & wildlife. His photos have been published regularly in the media, including, the Guardian, Telegraph, Sun, Times, Mail, Express, Metro, Amateur Photographer, Black & White Photography & What Digital Camera. His latest book ‘Upland, Shropshire's Long Mynd and the Stiperstones' (Graffeg) celebrates Shropshire's two major upland reserves and based on 3 years in depth work commissioned by Natural England and the National Trust. This 200-page work came out in June 2017.

Actual image size:11.9” x 5.4”

(303mm x 138mm)