St Madryn's Church , Churches and Chapels Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


Maengwyn Street Trawsfynydd Gwynedd Wales
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The church of St Madryn was established in 560AD. The church in Trawsfynydd was burned down in 1978 and re-opened in 1981 (it remains the only listed building in the village). The ancient circular churchyard pre-dates the earlier building and has pleasant views over Llyn Trawsfynydd toward the Rhinog mountains. The church is on the pilgrim's trail from Trawsfynydd to Cymer Abbey. The Catholic Saint John Roberts, one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, was probably baptised in St Madryn's. Raised as a Protestant he joined St John's College Oxford in 1595. He left Oxford to study Law in London, then travelled the continent becoming a Catholic whilst in Paris. Descended from Welsh saints and princes, he gained great respect helping the plague sufferers in London, but was found guilty of high treason and hanged, drawn and quartered on 10 December 1610
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