Windows Into Heaven

Blaenau Ffestiniog, once home to a healthy community of slate-miners and chapel-goers, is today home to a depressed community where unemployment and lost faith have taken their toll.

Yet there, too, is the Eastern Orthodox Church whose mission is to restore old glories, and whose Icons tell of a beauty to be found at the heart of decay.

Michael Ford reports.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, once home to a healthy community of slate-miners and chapel-goers, is today home to a depressed community where unemployment and lost faith have taken their toll.

Yet there, too, is the Eastern Orthodox Church whose mission is to restore old glories, and whose Icons tell of a beauty to be found at the heart of decay.

Michael Ford reports.