A vicar is to apply for a drinks licence so he can sell wine and beer at his small village church.
The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth could be made licensee of St Peter ad Vincula Church in Pennal, near Machynlleth, close to the Powys-Gwynedd border.
He joked that there were plans to serve more than just spirits, though, with lager and wine on the menu too.
Mr ap Iorwerth said he might also open a bar with proper pub-style pumps in a new church cafe in the future.
But at the moment the licence is needed to sell and serve drinks at parish functions such as concerts, weddings or christenings.
The vicar will go to magistrates’ court next month to apply for the licence.
Mr ap Iorwerth said: “It is quite common for larger churches and cathedrals to apply for a licence, and we want to make sure we are within the law.
“We have plans to serve lager and red and white wine – that is what the average punter wants.”
He added: “We also want to serve drinks at a cafe at the rear of the church.