St Bride’s Cwmdauddwr

Formerly known as St. Winifred’s

A large Victorian Church set in an extensive graveyard. This church in its early Celtic monastic foundation was part of a number of ‘clas’ throughout the Elan Valley. Today it serves the village of Cwmdauddwr and the Elan valley beyond.

Service Times

First Sunday
11.00, Morning Prayer, alternating with traditional and contemporary
Second Sunday
9.30,Holy Communion, alternating between 1984 and 2004 service
Third Sunday
11.00,Family Service alternating each month between St Clement’s Rhayader and St Bride’s.
Fourth Sunday
9.30,Holy Communion, alternating between
1984 and 2004 service.
Fifth Sunday
10.00,Holy Communion 2004 service on a rota basis with the other churches in the Parish

Other Services

2nd and 4th Wednesday’s,10.00,
Holy Communion

Opening Times

the church is closed for most of the year but access can be arranged with the church warden Mrs Ethwyn Pugh 01597 810507

Still traceable in the Churchyard just in from the East Wall can be seen some of the foundations of an earlier church to stand on this site. There is a fine metal rood screen and stone carved reredos as well as many plaques showing the ancestry of many of the local families.The church stands in a conservation area a reminder to all who visit of the glory of God’s creation.

Public Transport

Within easy walking distance of Rhayader town centre. Walk along West Street and down the hill over the Wye bridge and you will see the church on your left hand side.


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