St David’s Llanychaer

VICAR  –  Rev.Christopher Brown

    tel: 01348 875536      email:     

 Warden & Secretary:

    Sarah Lewis,  tel 07900 696523


It was wonderful opening the Church door again and welcoming people back to St. David’s for the Harvest Festival which took place on Sunday the 26th of September. This was the first service since Christmas 2019!

The Church was full of flowers and offerings from this year’s harvest, and a special thank you must go to Vicky Pearson for her hard work decorating and making the church look so beautiful. Although we were limited to the number of people who could attend, it did not deter from the excellent singing and it was refreshing to hear the church bells ring for the first time in 21 months. Thank you to those who attended and made it a special occasion for the community.

As the nights draw in and with winter looming, we hope to be able to organise a Candlelit Carol Service at some point in December, but this will be very much dependent on Covid-19 regulations at the time, so nothing confirmed yet. More information will be made available if this goes ahead.

        Stay Safe


Sarah Lewis




                           Some good news!

After 4 years of research, applications, lots of form filling, letters back and forth, St. David’s Church is now listed under the Planning (Listed Building & Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as a Grade II building. We hope everyone remains safe and well during these difficult times.

It has been listed for its special architectural and historic interest as a well-detailed small Victorian church of unusual quality, notable for the simplicity and coherence of its design, both in terms of composition and the use of materials, and of its relationship with a medieval predecessor.

Should you visit the church, here are a few things to look out for:

  • The church stands on the footprint of an earlier church, which was possibly C13th and restored in C16th by Lloyd of Cilciffeth. Rectors are recorded here from 1406. It was rebuilt in 1876 to an early Arts and Crafts design by William Dolby of Abingdon
  • Opposite the door is a Norman font. For hundreds of years it has been used for the baptism of people of all ages
  • The window at the back of the church was added in 1909 and shows St David, after whom this church is named. The window, like the one behind the altar, is by the firm of stained glass artists Heaton, Butler and Bayne, who were a leading firm of their time based in London
  • Walk down to the front and the south transept is the area of seating to your right. People who sit here can see through the doorway to the altar, this is known as a passage squint
  • To the right of the alter is an arched sedilia (a sort of seat within the wall for a server helping the priest) with a piscina for holding water. These were reinstated 
  • here from the previous church but are not used now
  • Behind the altar and candles are encaustic tiles with the letters A and O, alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, which have been used since New Testament times to convey the timelessness of Jesus Christ.
  • here from the previous church but are not used now
  • Behind the altar and candles are encaustic tiles with the letters A and O, alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, which have been used since New Testament times to convey the timelessness of Jesus Christ.


We are excited at the prospect of welcoming people back to the church for Harvest Festival, even though it will have to be a small service!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and the size of the Church we are limited to the amount of people who can attend. We can allow up to 16 people into the Church so pre booking is essential. If you would like to join us, please call Sarah on 07900 696523.  Turning up on the day without prior booking will sadly result in you being turned away.

The wearing of face masks will be required and at this point we cannot guarantee that we will be singing during the service.

Unfortunately, if Covid-19 restrictions change this service could be cancelled, but anyone who books a place, will be contacted accordingly.

We look forward to welcoming you back to St. David’s. Llanychaer



Every week the Vicar forwards the appropriate service and readings for the coming Sunday which everyone is asked to read, if possible at 10am on that day,  so that we may continue to worship together although apart.

If you would like to receive these comunications please phone or email the vicar, Rev Christopher Brown – tel: 01348 875536


Space to Reflect

has continued throughout the Lockdown period but in a new way. Each month someone has produced readings, thoughts for reflection and sometimes musical additions which we have all been able to join in online via email. This has helped us to think of the group and reminded us that we are still all one even though we aren’t physically able to get together.   Different members of our group prepare the monthly reflections and our numbers have slowly grown.

We are a mixed group of people from a wide background and represent a number of different denominations from a wide local area. Everyone is welcome and eventually we hope to return to St.David’s Church, Llanychaer for our gathering together on the third Tuesday of the month but meanwhile we join together via email.

If you would like to join us please contact Anne Andrews (


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Due to the lockdown we do not have people able to print and distribute copies the bimonthly of the Parish News but we do have a digital copy.  If you would like this sent to you email




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