On Thursday, throughout a solo journey to the parish of Nevern, simply east of Newport, The Prince of Wales was handled to a tour of St. Brynach’s church – house to a peculiar legend surrounding a mysterious bleeding yew tree. Nevertheless, in line with the church’s minister, Stephen Watkins, nature-loving Charles was extra within the tree than the legend.
Mr Watkins informed Folks journal: “He was not likely impressed with the legends.
“He was extra within the botanical explanation why it bleeds.
“I informed him that, after the heavy rain we had in Might, I seen it was coming an important deal extra.
“I feel it’s rainwater mixing with the heartwood.”
The tree is believed to have lived within the church grounds for greater than seven centuries and has been ‘bleeding’ a gradual trickle of thick purple sap for a whole lot of years.
There are numerous totally different interpretations of the legend however one standard story suggests the tree is a magical memorial.
Because the story goes, an harmless man was held on the tree however earlier than his dying he informed bystanders the tree would bleed in reminiscence of him ceaselessly.
Nevertheless, Mr Watkins believes in a extra spiritual cause – that the tree mirrors and reveals sympathy for the sacrifice of Christ.
The celebration was alleged to happen final yr however was postponed as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
In 1920, the Church in Wales grew to become an unbiased a part of the Anglican communion after centuries of being a part of the Church of England.