Use of cookies. Mouse over here for details.

Use of cookies on this web site: Neil Hesman T/A The Village Websmith collects no personally identifiable data in cookies. However, a number of social media and search engine companies place tracking cookies without our consent or co-operation. If you wish to avoid tracking, please read our cookies policy, where you will find links to resources that will help you set your browser accordingly.
Show Cookies Policy
Accept & Continue
Join Mailing List

The Village Websmith - Web Design & Services for St Arvans,, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

St Arvan is a parish on the high road from Chepstow to Monmouth and Raglan.

The church of St. Arvan is an ancient building of stone, erected at various periods, and consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and a tower containing one bell, dated 1751. The priest's door on the south side of the chancel is an interesting example of Early Norman work, and there is a window on the same side dating from a century later: a portion of the shaft of an ancient Saxon stone cross.was found in taking down the walls of the nave, and in a cavity in the walls, in another part of the church, a number of silver coins were discovered.

The church was almost completely restored in 1883-4, under the directon of Mr. Pritchard, architect, at a cost of about ú2,000, of which ú500 was contributed by Mrs. Clay, of Piercefield, and the church was reopened 26 Feb. 1884: there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1686, when all previous registers were burnt. The living is now a vicarage, with Penterry annexed in 1888, joint net yearly income ú200, with 42 acres of glebe here and residence in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Duke of Beaufort alternately, and held since 1887 by the Rev. John Tilley. For more information, please call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to email St

Photo from Featured Project near St Arvans
Welcome to Terrific Tuesday

Named from the Germanic god, Tiw, and associated with Mars. We aimed for the Moon on Monday, so let's ramp it up a notch and set our sights even higher today.

Mars is also known as the 'Red Planet' so make it a red letter day for your business. The phrase "He looked at me like I was from Mars" is also used when you have done something strange or out of the ordinary.

Doing something strange, breaking the mould and surprising yourself can be a great way to open the door to some new business. Potential customers are everywhere and Tuesday is a good day for finding them in a new and unconventional way.

One of my favourite places to look for new business is the supermarket. Try smiling saying "Good Morning" to someone wearing an item of clothing with their business name on it. Asking them where they get their embroidery done is a good opening. In the car park, the same can apply to signwritten vans or a particular type of car. Signs are everywhere about what people may buy, you only have to look for them to find something to say.

Make it amusing, make it very short; remember you have introduced yourself unbidden and everyone's time is precious, but make an impression, hand over a business card and wish them a good day then leave it at that. The seeds have been sown. Even if that person doesn't need what you do, they may well know someone who does and will remember the smiling, cheerful enthusiast they met in the car park.

My own opening is simple. I look for corporate clothing or signwritten vehicles with no web address on them and open the conversation asking who did the signage. When they tell me, I simply say, they left something off. This invariably prompts them to ask what. That is when I can say that there is no web address on there. If this means that they have no web presence yet, the door is open and I can deliver a business card and go on my way.

Do something out of the ordinary today!

The Village Websmith's work isn't only about creating effective websites. Through workshops and seminars as well as networking groups, there is help and advice always available to get more value out of promotion via the Internet, face to face selling, telephone, email and press advertising.

To find out more, call us on 0203 239 0350 or click in the header of any page to send an email.

Web & Internet Services Services Provided in:
  • St Arvans
  • Website
  • Web design
  • Search engine optimisation
  • SEO
  • Webvertising
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Graphic design
  • Branding
  • Brochures
  • Exhibition graphics