St Bridget, Llansantffraed

The Church views from the north

The Church viewed from the north

The area

Llansantffraed is a spread out community to the north east of the River Usk opposite Talybont-on-Usk.  There are a few houses near the church, which also serves the villages of Scethrog and Talybont-on-Usk.

The church

The church was completely rebuilt in 1885 although it retains some elegant 17th and 18th century monuments.  It is a Victorian architectural gem. It also has a fine acoustic for concerts. For further information on the church building, click here for the Brecknockshire Churches Survey page.  Due to its relatively isolated location, the church in kept locked.  Since the Covid pandemic, the church has also been closed for services.

Llansantffraed and Henry Vaughan heritage

Breconshire’s renowned 17th century poet and physician, Henry Vaughan, was born and lived nearby.  He lies buried in a peaceful location under a yew tree in the churchyard, well signposted from the churchyard gate.  There are information boards about Henry Vaughan in the church porch and at his grave.  An annual memorial service is held in late April to commemorate Henry Vaughan on the anniversary of his death.  For more information, see the Brecknock Society’s webpage on Llansantffraed Heritage.

Friends of Llansantffraed Church // Annual Newsletter

We have a small congregation to care for this major church.  We encourage others who would like to help us keep the church building in good repair and in use to consider becoming a Friend of Llansantffraed Church – click here for details.  Also, have a look at our Annual Newsletter which helps us keep in touch with all those who support and are interested in this unique church and its heritage.

Getting in touch

Priest in charge – see Contact.   Churchwarden – Vacant


Post code for SatNav – LD3 7YF

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