The Parish of Manafon

Manafon is a small rural parish located in the hills of Montgomeryshire, the Northern part of the Welsh county of Powys.The Parish focuses on the valley of the River Rhiew that runs east to west into the River Severn.

About the church

”The Church of The Poets”

The Church is a single cell structure built largely of river stone, with a slate roof and a small lap boarded tower. The church stood until the churchyard was extended in the 1920s in an oval banked churchyard. This and the dedication to St Michael suggests it was found in the 8th or 9th centuries. The roof is of 15th century construction and there is a single 14th century bell in the tower. The church was restored in the 19th century but it still contains some 17th and 18th century panelling.

The church has been called the church of the poets, because of a number of bardic rectors including the famous 20th centuary Anglo-Welsh poet, R.S.Thomas.

Service Times

First Sunday
09.30,Holy communion
Second Sunday
09.30,Morning prayer
Third Sunday
09.30,Holy communion
Fourth Sunday
09.30,Morning prayer
Fifth Sunday
09.30,Holy communion

Other Services

09.30 every Sunday

Opening Times

Open to visitors every day 10-4 during July Aug. and September
The Church is accessed via a step down

Public Transport


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