Bardsey MillenniumTapestry

‘A snapshot in time’

All Hallows, Bardsey, is the proud custodian of the Bardsey Millennium Tapestry: a twenty-first century artwork, displayed within an ancient setting.   It is hung in the northwest corner of the church.  Commenced in 1997, and completed in 2001, the four large panels of the tapestry picture the people and places of Bardsey throughout the four seasons of the year. 

Bardsey Millennium Tapestry - copyright David Taylor

For more detailed pictures of the tapestry go to Photographs Millennium Tapestry

Please come and visit All Hallows to see the Tapestry

Bardsey Embroiderers write…

Little did we know where our Village Millennium meeting in April 1997 would lead us!

It had been decided that local people with an interest in embroidery should be invited to create a record of life in Bardsey at the time of the Millennium. After some weeks of planning, an enthusiastic group of embroiderers of varying experience began work. Of course, the group did not know what they were letting themselves in for.  If they had known that the original single panel of modest size would grow into four large panels they may have given up at the beginning!

After nearly five years the work was competed and an official unveiling was celebrated in October 2001. Many people who saw the finished tapestry expressed a wish that it should be on permanent display in the village and the place chosen was All Hallows Church.

Bardsey Millennium Embroiderers are thankful to all who helped.  Grants and assistance were received from the Millennium Small Grants Scheme, Bardsey Parish Council, Bardsey Village Hall, local organisations, and private individuals.  The embroiderers provided some of the materials.