St Gwrthwl, Llanwrthwl


A Victorian church built upon a site of ancient Celtic worship. The site pre-dates Christianity as there is evidence of worship on this ite dating back some 4000 years in the form of a large standing stone in the graveyard.

Service Times

First Sunday
09:30, Family Worship
Informal worship when we are joined by the local chapel Penuel
Second Sunday
10.30,Celtic Morning Prayer
Third Sunday
9.30 Holy Communion
Fourth Sunday
The church joins with the chapel for community worship
Fifth Sunday
10.00 Holy communion in rotation with other churches in the Parish

Other Services

Christmas and easter are always celebrated and details can be found in the Parish magazine

Opening Times

Of earlier churches little can be seen apart from the outline of the Llan, a fine early medieval font and piscina. The standing stone is impressive and like the founding saint is something of a mystery.

Public Transport

Public transport does not enter into the village but does run between Rhayader and Llandrindod on the main road across the bridge of the river Wye.


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