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 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 and is regularly used for concerts. A guide book is on sale in the church. For further information on the church building, click here for the Brecknockshire Churches Survey page.
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 is a Henry Vaughan Visitor Area in the church which is open to visitors at advertised times. An annual programme of events linked to Henry Vaughan, including concerts and a memorial service, is arranged. 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 – Sandra Briskham tel: 01874 – 676297
Post code for SatNav – LD3 7YF