Llanddewi Brefi Ceredigion Wales
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St Davids Church stands on a site associated with religious worship since the 7th century. The present church is the parish church of Llanddewi Brefi which itself translates to “Church of David on the River Brefi.” The central tower dates from the 12th century although much of the remainder of the church was rebuilt in Victorian times. Fragments of much older buildings are incorporated into the Norman church, and the church holds a collection of Celtic crosses dating from the 6th 7th and 8th Century A. D. Many features within the church bear witness to it having been an important centre for Christian worship during the 7th-10th centuries.<br><br> The church is reputed to have been founded by Saint David, Patron saint of Wales, and legend tells that a synod was held here in 6A.D. David was asked to address the gathering, but could not be heard or seen by everyone. It is said that the ground rose under his feet elevating him above the crowd. His voice was as a trumpet and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove came and stood on his shoulder. The present church was built on the mound that tradition says sprang up that day.
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