Churches to visit

Our diocese has over three hundred churches, each with its own character and all with their own stories to tell. Here are a few examples which you may like to sample:

St Govan’s Chapel

Right out on the cliffs, five miles or so south of Pembroke, and a mile beyond the village of Bosherston, there is one of the most picturesque little 6th century hermit’s chapels in Britain.

It is named after the hermit and saint who lived there many centuries ago, St Govan. Naturally, after such a long time, what we know of him is encrusted with legend, and it is no longer possible now to distinguish simple fact from pious embroidery, even if we wanted to.

St Mary’s, Fishguard

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In stark contrast to St Govan’s, the parish church in the seaport town of Fishguard, on the north Pembrokeshire coast, is a thriving, bustling place at the heart of the community.

Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn

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This ancient church on the slopes of Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos Y Corn has settled into a small hollow and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Its simplicity reflects the open wildness of the mountain on the slopes of which it stands. This is an ancient place of pilgrimage and continues today with many coming to experience the peace.

Eglwys Llanwenog

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Eglwys Llanwenog has been described as “a secluded treasure-house” but its massive¬† tower and white-washed walls make it a landmark clearly seen from a distance, whether approaching from Llanybydder (B4337) or on the main Cardigan road (A475) from Lampeter through Llanwnnen and Drefach . From either direction there is a clear signpost off to your left into the tiny hamlet after which this huge parish is named.

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