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St Hywyn's Church

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The Pilgrim's Way

Pretty church with a very interesting history and in a lovely location - at the edge of the sea in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Astazou
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful, ancient and very special

This church is a very special place which feels very ancient. The church also has quite few poems... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Sian T
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Wrexham
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty church with a very interesting history and in a lovely location - at the edge of the sea in Aberdaron. The oldest part of the church dates from 1137. Pilgrims prepared themselves here for the crossing to Bardsey Island/Ynys Enlli.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This church is a very special place which feels very ancient. The church also has quite few poems by R S Thomas the writer and poet who was vicar at the church from the late 60's to the late 70's. The tranquillity is wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Situated in the edge of sea in village, the church is warm and welcoming, peaceful and offers a space for reflection and quietness

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little church in a fantastic location. Spare ten minutes for a look round as you pass through . Very tranquil very few places we can say that about today

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Take this in together with the beach and hills to understand RS Thomas the poet. Historic site and quite inspiring. Wander the grave yard, sit and meditate. Buy and read about the area and poems. Not for everyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Speigal
Reviewed 20 August 2018

An interesting old church, right by the seaside in Aberdaron. It is usually open in the daytime and is worth a visit for those interested in churches. As well as the various historical items, the church has displays by local schoolchildren. The churchyard is worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely peaceful church. Amazing hearing the pounding waves from inside. Loved some of the poems from former priest in charge. But the graveyard is incredible. Tumbling down the hill to the sea it gives amazing views particularly from the top corner. Well worth an extended...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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XylosWales, Public Relations Manager at St Hywyn's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you for your review. It is particularly fantastic when you hear the sea during the quiet bits of services. So pleased you enjoyed it too.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

the church was closed but not a problem.it was peaceful to walk around the areas and look out to seeMore

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ElaineH1836
XylosWales, Public Relations Manager at St Hywyn's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Sorry if the church was closed. It is usually open every day between 10am and 5pm but there were very strong winds this day which our churchwarden decided could be damaging. I hope we will be able to welcome you on another occasion. If people...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

A beautiful, quiet spot on the north Wales pilgrim trail. Much is (rightly) made inside of the poet and its former vicar, R S Thomas, but there has been a place of worship on the site since the 12th century. The present grade 1 listed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MmeCastor
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Not one to miss! Even if you are not religious, it has a very tranquil feeling to it. Bring a stone from the beach, since there is a nice tradition of inscribing them with names of loved ones and placing them to the side of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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XylosWales, Public Relations Manager at St Hywyn's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Yes, we have a special service on the last Sunday of October each year when the inscribed prayer stones are returned to the sea. Some are very moving. I was almost moved to tears with one in particular last year.

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