St. Benedict’s, Gyffin

Services every Wednesday (11am)

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


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St. Benedict’s Church is an ancient, small country Church tucked away in Gyffin, on the outskirts of Conwy, and has been a place of worship and prayer since the 12th century. It has great history, beauty and significance, which is exemplified by an incredible 15th century painted Chancel ceiling.


Wednesday Worship (11am)

Midweek Communion forms a welcoming oasis in the centre of our week, which follows the Church in Wales (2004) Book of Common Prayer.

Celtic Praise every third Sunday (6pm)

On the third Sunday of the month (November to March), St Benedict’s hosts the winter season of Celtic Praise – before it returns to Llangelynnin (from Easter to October). Expect beautiful acoustic folk-style worship in a candle-lit setting, with a warm welcome: always a reflective, soul-uplifting experience.

Previous Years

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The origins of St. Benedict’s Church date 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. It has a beautiful 14th century porch and wooden doorway.

However, 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.

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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