St. Benedict’s Church in Gyffin

Visit this charming small Church on an ancient site, part of which dates to the 12th century. Dewch i ymweld a’r Eglwys fach hudolus hon ar safle hynafol, gyda rhan ohoni’n dyddio’n ôl i’r 12fed ganrif.

St. Benedict’s is an ancient, small country Church tucked away in Gyffin, on the outskirts of Conwy. It has great history, beauty and significance, which is exemplified by an incredible 15th century painted Chancel ceiling:-

Weekly Worship is traditional and the congregation is very prayerful, pastorally-sensitive and supportive. We love to host open days when the wider community come together and engage in great family activities.

Sunday Worship 9.30am

Services are mainly Eucharistic, following the Church in Wales (1984) Book of Common Prayer and we come together for Morning Worship on some Sundays.

Monday Morning Prayer 8.30am

Early on a Monday, we say Morning Prayer together at 8.30am. It is a beautiful and fitting start to the week. You are very welcome to join us for this short act of Worship.

Sunday 17th March 6pm (Celtic Prayer and Praise)

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Over the Winter, we have hosted a series of Celtic Prayer and Praise evenings. The last one is on Sunday 17th March at 6pm. The Church will be lit with candles, making the Service atmospheric and contemplative. You will be welcomed with a cup of hot chocolate too.

So come along!

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We will be returning to Llangelynnin Old Church above Henryd on Sunday 21st April (6.30am) for the Dawn Communion Easter Sunday Service.

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Services & Events

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History

The origins of St. Benedict’s Church reach further back than Conwy itself and long before the castle was built! Although the main building is no older than the 12th century, the Churchyard may well be as ancient as the 8th century, as indicated by its round shape. It’s believed that the Church was dedicated to a local Saint and that it was re-dedicated to Saint Benedict under the monastic influence of Aberconwy Abbey.

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St. Benedict’s Church has a beautiful 14th century porch and wooden doorway, but the ‘must see’ is at the other end of the Church. There are sixteen 15th century panels painted onto the arched vault of the Sanctuary, which depict the four Evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), who are flanked by female figures in red, olive and grey, against a foliage background.

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There is a fine 13th century font, which lays claim to the baptism of one of the translators of the New Testament into Welsh, which was published in 1567. Richard Davies was the Bishop of St. Asaph Cathedral in 1559 and the Bishop of St. David’s Cathedral in 1561.

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Contacts

Vicar: Reverend David Parry

DavidParry@esgobaethbangor.net  07403 635 510 and (01492) 593 402

Local Wardens: Magi Roberts (01492) 583796 and Ros Hughes (01492) 623365