St Beuno's Church in Clynnog Fawr is the main shrine
of St Beuno and is one of the most important churches in North Wales.
Beuno was born in Powys, and became an active missionary under the
protection of Cadfan, King of Gwynedd. Following a dispute with
Cadwallon, King Cadfan's son and successor, Beuno was awarded the
township of Clynnog Fawr where the saint founded his church in the early
7th century. The site developed into a monastery of some importance and
Welsh law manuscripts say that the Abbot of Clynnog was entitled to a
seat at the court of the King of Gwynedd. Capel y Bedd is his
traditional burial place and excavations in the 20th Century discovered
foundations beneath the present 16th Century Chapel that were possibly
of the 7th Century.
Review St Beuno's Church.