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Take this in together with the beach and hills to understand RS Thomas the poet. Historic site and quite inspiring. Wander the grave yard, sit and meditate. Buy and read about the area and poems. Not for everyone.
An interesting old church, right by the seaside in Aberdaron. It is usually open in the daytime and is worth a visit for those interested in churches. As well as the various historical items, the church has displays by local schoolchildren. The churchyard is worth...More
Lovely peaceful church. Amazing hearing the pounding waves from inside. Loved some of the poems from former priest in charge. But the graveyard is incredible. Tumbling down the hill to the sea it gives amazing views particularly from the top corner. Well worth an extended...More
XylosWales, Public Relations Manager at St Hywyn's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018
Thank you for your review. It is particularly fantastic when you hear the sea during the quiet bits of services. So pleased you enjoyed it too.
the church was closed but not a problem.it was peaceful to walk around the areas and look out to seeMore
XylosWales, Public Relations Manager at St Hywyn's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018
Sorry if the church was closed. It is usually open every day between 10am and 5pm but there were very strong winds this day which our churchwarden decided could be damaging. I hope we will be able to welcome you on another occasion. If people...More
A beautiful, quiet spot on the north Wales pilgrim trail. Much is (rightly) made inside of the poet and its former vicar, R S Thomas, but there has been a place of worship on the site since the 12th century. The present grade 1 listed...More
Not one to miss! Even if you are not religious, it has a very tranquil feeling to it. Bring a stone from the beach, since there is a nice tradition of inscribing them with names of loved ones and placing them to the side of...More
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XylosWales, Public Relations Manager at St Hywyn's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018
Yes, we have a special service on the last Sunday of October each year when the inscribed prayer stones are returned to the sea. Some are very moving. I was almost moved to tears with one in particular last year.
This beautiful church was a little discovery on the Llyn peninsula after visiting the beach. Seeing the sea and blue sky through the stain glass windows was stunning. The best discovery was that of R S Thomas and the many helpful information boards in English...More
Thursday morning silent prayer followed by Holy Eucharist. Only about half a dozen people plus the priest. He isn't there all the time. There is another priest who seems to be in charge most of the time. People are very friendly. I was invited to...More