St Mary's Church

Kidwelly, United Kingdom

The Church of Saint Mary is a Grade I Listed Building in the town of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Founded c. 1114 the church was burnt down in 1223 and most of the existing building dates from c. 1320 when it was a Benedictine priory.

It has been listed as the largest parish church in south west Wales, exceptional for the broach spire and fine decorative 14th-century Gothic detail.



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Founded: c. 1320
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Lucky Gillette (2 years ago)
This is a lovely place to pray and enjoy a service with other, friendly worshippers. Thankyou for making me feel welcome . The church has always been warm , when I've , attended a service, here.
Pam Sladen (4 years ago)
Lovely Church, attended a close relatives wedding, everything lovely, even the weather!
PAMELA MOLDEN (4 years ago)
St Mary's Church, Kidwelly is one of the finest parish churches in Carmarthenshire. This ancient and historic abbey church has been a place of prayer for centuries. After the withdrawal of the Romans about 407 A.D. Within the parish of Kidwelly, Churches were dedicated to Teilo and Cadoc. This township became apparent during the time of the Norman occupation. Kidwelly situated at a strategic point leading to the West. Its history was centred on the Castle, Benedictine Priory and Parish Church. Both Church and Castle though not in there original forms, still remain to this day. A beautiful church well worth a visit for it is a place of peace and inspirational. Further information can be found in the Leaflet published and presented in the Church itself. Would highly recommend a visit to this historic place of worship.
Taz DeVille (4 years ago)
Beautiful church, my ancestral family church. Beautiful old oak pews, lovely organ sound and we'll maintained. A little bit of damp in walls due to ivy and very cold building so wrap up warm. Shame walls were taken off but this was many many years ago
Lynne Beedle (4 years ago)
Lovely old church.
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