Oliva Emma Talbot (1842-1894)
Olivia was considered a sickly child and adult. What she may have lacked in health she made up for in her own impression made upon the church and faith of Wales. Along with her sister Emily Charlotte Talbot she built St. Theodore's Church, Kenfig Hill in memory of their brother, Theodore. Noted for her building and supporting other churches Olivia's vision extended to ensure that such churches would have the benefit of a priest she founded St. Michael and All Angels Theological College in Abernant, Aberdare. The College was established firmly within the Tractarian Tradition and until recent times the College, which moved to Llandaff, achieved that vision and goal training hundreds of priests for the benefit of the whole Church within Wales and beyond.
Olivia died on 6th October 1894.
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