Llangelynnin Old Church

Quietly resting over 900 feet above the nearest village of Henryd, Llangelynnin Old Church [OS grid reference SH751737] has a serenity and ancient beauty that captures the pilgrim heart, celebrated in our monthly services from April to October.  Fittingly, this very special place that commands such vistas and a ‘higher ground’ perspective has the name given to our Ministry Area of Bro Celynnin.

Over the winter, between November and March, we are offering a Celtic-style reflective service – candle-lit and with cocoa! – at 6.00pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the beautiful ancient church of St Benedict’s Gyffin (check here for details)

Come and Worship ..

Our popular, reflective services happen at 3.00pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month from Easter to October.  The 2018 season of services is:

April 1st Dawn of Easter Day Communion 6.30am

Sunday 15th April 3.00pm Celtic Prayer and Praise

Sunday 20th May 3.00pm Celtic Prayer and Praise

Sunday 17th June 3.00pm Celtic Prayer and Praise

Sunday 15th July 3.00pm Celtic Prayer and Praise

Sunday 19th August 3.00pm Celtic Prayer and Praise

Sunday 16th September 3.00pm Celebration of Harvest

Sunday 21st October 3.00pm We end the season with Communion

Our last service of the 2017 season was very special – ending as we started with communion.

communion Oct 17

The September service was a great celebration of God’s harvest …

We began the season on Easter Sunday morning …

On Easter Sunday morning we experienced the simple holiness of this ancient hillside church at a Break of Day Communion Service – a church full of people from right across the area, celebrating Christ’s risen presence as the sun came up ...





A brief history ..

The church of St Celynnin dates back to the 12th century next to the famous Holy Well of the same name, which is much older and whose water was renowned for its healing powers, and is in the corner of the churchyard.  Although today it feels like a very remote site, it is thought that St Celynnin established this enclosure from which he preached in the 6th century as there was a community here from ancient times, traces of which can still be seen: standing stones, hut circles, hill forts and a Roman route.  Still visible are the footings of an old inn, just outside the walls!

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Opening hours ..

The church is normally open every day for visitors  to enjoy its splendour from dawn to dusk but will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday 20th June and Thursday 21st June; Wednesday 31st  October and Friday 21st December.  We  apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause.

Fel arfer mae’r eglwys ar agor i ymwelwyr gael mwynhau ei gogoniant o doriad gwawr tan wyllnos ond bydd ar gau fel a ganlyn:

Mercher Mehefin 20 ac Iau Mehefin21; Mercher Hydref 31 a Gwener Rhagfyr 21.  Ymddiheurwn am achosi unrhyw anhawster.

Contact details ..

Ministry Area Leader: Rev’d David Parry

davidparry@esgobaethbangor.net  07403 635 510 / (01492) 593 402

Church Warden: John Shakespear