Llanfaelrhys, Gwynedd, Wales – St Maelrhys

We visited this delightful little church on 7th June 2018, on a hot sunny day. It is situated literally miles from anywhere down a narrow lane, surrounded by open fields and hedgerows. There is a set of stone steps over the front wall, presumably a mounting block. The church was open and inside there is an aisle with box pews on one side and benches on the other. There is a little rooom upstairs over the door at the back of the church with comfy chairs, lots of reading and listening material, and a little window looking out over the countryside.

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St Maelrhys – Llanfaelrhys, Gwynedd, Wales

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Llaneilian, Isle of Anglesey, Wales – St Eilian

We visited this church on a very hot day 4th June 2018, unfortunately the church itself was closed. It’s down a lane which eventually leads to the sea, not much nearby apart from a few bungalows and a caravan park. It was very quiet and all the surroundings were leafy and green although the church itself is quite unusual and austere looking and the churchyard was crammed with dark slate headstones, and not much grass or flowers in it.

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St Eilian’s – Llaneilian, Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Llanaber, Gwynedd, Wales – St Mary and St Bodfan

Visited on 5th June 2018, this was yet another lovely little Welsh church situated beside the beach, although there was a railway line beside this one as well.

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St Mary and St Bodfan, Llanaber, Gwynedd, Wales

This church had a large churchyard, filled with beautifully carved headstones, wild flowers, grasses . . . it was just beautiful so I’m afraid there are a lot of exterior shots!

Normally I put a Google map here, but it won’t work this time, Google does this occasionally . . . anyway the church is in Gwynedd, and the nearest town is Barmouth.

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Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales – St Mary & St Nicholas

We visited Beaumaris on a hot 4th June 2018. I took a walk round the church of St Mary & St Nicholas, but had to do it on my own as Beaumaris is a rather dog-unfriendly place . . . lots of places in the town don’t take dogs, and the church has signs saying no dogs even in the churchyard. So hubby and the pooch had to stand outside in the hot street. Generally it has been our experience that churches are happy to allow dogs, even inside the building.

But anyway, it’s a handsome church.

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St Mary and St Nicholas, Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales

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Aberdaron, Gwynedd, Wales – St Hywyn’s

We visited this beautifully situated church on 7th June 2018, on a bright, sunny and warm day. It’s in a little village, right on the edge of the sea.

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St Hywyn’s – Aberdaron, Wales

 

The churchyard starts beside the beach and goes up a steep hill behind the church – it was full of pink sea thrift and pink valerian, so pretty! The church was open and looked as if it is well used by the community.

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