St Aelhaiarn Curch

Guilsfield, United Kingdom

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Aelhaiarn, but has sometimes been erroneously recorded as dedicated to Saint Giles, All Saints, and Saint Tysilio. The church is a very well-preserved 14th century church with an earlier tower, on the site of a pre-Norman church perhaps founded by the saint himself. There is an exceptional 14th century nave roof and a painted Tudor ceiling in the chancel. The tower of the present church dates to about 1300.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Byron Jones (4 years ago)
A warm and friendly welcome and a good choir.
Neil Bishop (4 years ago)
My daughters annual sing song with her primary school
Neil Bishop (4 years ago)
Watching my daughter sing Christmas carols ❤️
Eliot Collins (5 years ago)
Believed to have been founded in the 6th century by St Aelhaiarn, this church is of early medieval origin. Around the 12th and 13th century core is 14th and 15th century construction along with 19th century restoration work. Once through the imposing door from the south porch, the inside of the church is very impressive. The roof timbers are medieval though the pews, pulpit and rood screen are all 19th century and in fantastic condition. Around the altar are many intricate wood carvings. The churchyard contains many points of interest, including a large Yew tree thought to be around 350 years old. There is little parking specifically for the church but there is some on street and in nearby pub car parks.
Ian Harrison (5 years ago)
Beautiful Church in the heart of the community.
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