No “expensive” homes allowed on site of former church that once housed Jonah Jones windows and mosaic

3 May 2021

Open-market plans to develop the site of the former Resurrection of Our Saviour church in Morfa Nefyn have been refused by Gwynedd Council. The decision was recently upheld by planning inspectors following an appeal from the applicants.

Gwynedd Council want to see, in coastal villages such as Morfa Nefyn, only affordable family housing that “would be accessible to those within the local communities that speak Welsh.” The six “expensive” homes proposed for the site did not meet these criteria.

Jonah Jones created twelve dalle de verre windows and a large mosaic for the Morfa Nefyn church in 1967/68. They were removed after the closure of the church in 2016. The mosaic has been relocated to the new Christ The Word Catholic school in Rhyl, while, at the time of writing, the windows are being restored in preparation for installation in the church of St David, Mold.

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