St Gwenfaen's Church, Churches and Chapels Rhoscolyn, Anglesey - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


. Rhoscolyn Anglesey Wales
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St Gwenfaen's Church is to be found in a beautiful location on the south of Holy Island, Anglesey. The original church was established in 630 AD, when it was dedicated to Saint Gwenfaen, daughter of Pawl Hen of Manaw (Isle of Man), who made her cloister here. Legend has it that Gwenfaen was chased away from her cell by druids and escaped by climbing the rock stack off Rhoscolyn head. The tide came in and she was carried away by angels, which is how Saints Bay got its name. A subsequent church, built on the site around the 15th Century was destroyed by fire and the present church was rebuilt in the 1870’s using the stone from the earlier 15th Century church. The 15th Century doorway was inserted into the south wall of the new church and a porch was added.
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