CHURCH OF WALES (Anglican)
St. Mary’s, Llanfair
Holy Communion, Sunday 08:30
Key from Mrs Jones at Bryntanwg, opposite
St. Tanwg’s, Harlech
Matins & Holy Communion held Sunday, 09:45
Key from Spar Stores, opposite
St. Tanwg’s, Llandanwg
This might be the oldest Christian site in Great Britain. The church itself, half buried in the sand dunes, is a newbie, only dating from the thirteenth century, but two inscribed stones have been found dating from the 6th century. That’s some time around 500AD. That’s old.
Services Christmas Day 10:30; Good Friday, 14:00; Easter Sunday 08:00 on the beach, Eucharist 18:30
Times of other services and visitor opening from Pam & Tony Bowers, 01341 241743
St. Michael’s, Ynys (3 miles N. of Harlech)
A mediaeval church dedicated to Michael of the parish Llanfihangel-y-traethau. A thin standing stone with a Latin inscription in the churchyard may date from the C12.
St. Mary & St. Bodfan, Llanaber (main road, just north of Barmouth)
Highly praised in the Gwynedd Pevsner and listed Grade I. “Little discloses the architectural gem inside.” The parish Register of Burials has a record of the burial of “a bottle of beer, found dead on the shore, 14 March 1844.”
St. John the Evangelist, Barmouth
A huge Grade II* listed testament to Victorian prosperity and contentment. Built with the money made from Lea & Perrins’ Worcestershire Sauce.
St. Mark’s, Brithdir (north-east of Dolgellau)
Friends of Friendless Churches
Grade I listed, this is has a remarkable Arts & Crafts interior of beaten copper and Spanish chestnut. Merits a detour.
Moreia Chapel, Harlech
Capel Rehoboth, Harlech
St David in Seion, Harlech
In a former Wesleyan chapel dating from 1872, on the high point of the High Street. Interesting boxed pews.
Sunday Mass 09:00