St. Benedict’s Church, in Gyffin, opens to visitors every Monday in June

St. Benedict’s Church, in Gyffin, will be open to visitors every Monday in June from 11am to 5pm.

So come and explore our beautiful and medieval Church, which is steeped in history. It has an incredible 15th century painted Chancel ceiling, and there’s two intriguing tomb slabs in the porch, that date back to the 13th century. There’s a Latin inscription on the smaller one, which translates into Welsh Cymraeg and English as:-

Llywelyn ap Iorwerth lies here

Llywelyn the Great Llywelyn Fawr was the first Prince of Wales. His tomb was removed from Aberconwy Abbey by King Edward I, but the slab at Gyffin is too small to cover the Prince’s stone sarcophagus, which is located at St. Grwst’s Church, in Llanrwst.

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