Saint Padarn's Church is one of the largest medieval churches in mid-Wales. Founded in the early sixth century it has gone through many changes, from a Welsh monastic centre, a Benedictine priory, a royal rectory, a church controlled by Chester's Vale Royal Abbey, and since 1538 a parish church under a vicar.

St Padarns is a fine, large thirteenth century church, featuring an aisless nave with transepts and central tower. It was extended around 1475 and was substantially restored in stages from 1867 to 1884 by John Pollard Seddon. Two medieval crosses are preserved within the church.


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Founded: 1257
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Llanbadarn Fawr church is situated about a mile east of the mid Wales town of Aberystwyth. It lies in the diocese of St. David's in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. The name derives from Saint Padarn (Badarn is a mutation of Padarn, simply to make it easier to say Llanbadarn). The church has regular Sunday services in Welsh and English. It has a choir, bell ringing group and friendly clergy who look after and guide the congregation.
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