St Padarn's Church

Llanbadarn Fawr, United Kingdom

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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ken Wallwork (9 months ago)
Visiting church where ancestors had been married, baptised and buried. Was able to go and visit the Bell Tower while the ringers were getting ready for Sunday service. Even stayed for Welsh service(don't speak Welsh) and was made very welcome and taken under the wing of an even more senior person than I and had the dual language books and readings to help. Beautiful church and people.
benjamin browning (13 months ago)
I photographed a wedding here last year and it's a beautiful place to be. A great Church to host your wedding at.
David Ford (13 months ago)
Huge church with great little exhibition area about the history of the church and local area, including two Dark Age crosses. Good stained glass.
Anthony Jones (18 months ago)
Lovely church with an interesting history. Have a read about St Padarn before you go - he was a real person from around here.
steven francis (4 years ago)
Best church in aberystwyth
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