Corwen Parish Church of St Mael and St Sulien

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Corwen Parish Church of St Mael and St Sulien

Corwen Parish Church of St Mael and St Sulien
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lovetrav_9
Old Colwyn, UK1 129 bidrag
sep. 2021
This is a lovely well kept old church and full of character. Unfortunately I was not able to view inside as it was closed.
It is situated in extensive grounds just a short way behind the Owain Glyndwr Hotel on the main street [A5 road] with the entrance through an arched gateway.
It has a calm, peaceful aura and feels much further away from the main street.
Definitely worth spending some time of reflection here.
Skrevet 21. september 2021
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dancingqueen73di
Coventry, UK19 bidrag
jun. 2019 • Par
was amazed at this lovely old Church the Minister was coming in just as we were about to leave he was a very nice person and gave us more information on the Church. We asked him about the kneeling stones which we had never heard of....I would recommend you to have a visit to Corwen it is a friendly little place
Skrevet 2. juli 2019
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1 864 bidrag
feb. 2019 • Par
Me and Hubby visited here yesterday morning (Wednesday). It is tucked away behind the Owain Glyndwr Hotel. It is a Grade 2 listed building which dates back to the 12-15th centuries. Unfortunately it was closed but we were able to walk around the extensive grounds. At the rear we saw a separate building which I believe is the Holy Cross College Retreat. Also at the back (behind black bars) is a horizontal dagger mark in a stone above a doorway. Legend would have you believe it was left by an angry Owain Glyndwr?

Near the black & white lych gate by the official entrance are a row of kneeling stones. These are unique to Wales. They were used by widows when they prayed for their departed husbands.

Under a yew tree we located the grave of Owen Owen/s. He was a train driver who died in 1872 at the age of 29. His epitaph is unusual as it includes railway terminology such as drive, brake, signalled, journey, whistle, steam, shunted. Other relatives are buried with him (see photo).

We are keen to see in the interior of this Church so we will need to make a re-visit.
Skrevet 28. februar 2019
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1 267 bidrag
aug. 2017 • Alene
The highlight of Corwen for me. The church is old, but well kept. It has some wonderful information about Owain Glyndwr, and the interior is superb. Don't miss the cross imprint above the door, legend has it made by Glyndwr himself.
Skrevet 7. august 2017
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Alan E
Harlech, UK66 bidrag
sep. 2016 • Par
Always thought of this church as a place of peace and tranquility. Many would walk past the door as it is located away from the A road itself. My father's funeral service was held here in 1995 although his remains are elsewhere.
Just walk around the grounds even if you do not visit the church itself and you will feel calm and rested.
Skrevet 22. juni 2017
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CGJW
Never the same place162 bidrag
aug. 2016 • Par
Wonderful building and grounds tucked behind the noisy main street. Wander the grounds at sunset or sunrise for incredible views and colours. Beautiful stained glass windows seen best from inside the church.
Skrevet 16. mars 2017
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DynSaesneg
Llangynhafal, UK78 bidrag
aug. 2016 • Par
The current church building dates from the twelfth century, but, like so many ancient churches, was very considerably restored in the course of repairs during the nineteenth century - in this instance in the early 1870s. There seems to have been a surprising amount of money about in the era between around 1850 and 1910 to expend on restoring ancient church buildings, given the large numbers that received make-overs at that time! This church got a more sensitive and tasteful restoration than some that I've seen, but the consequence, as so often with Victorian restorations, is that the church looks pretty much like many another.

But the history of Christian worship on or near this site is clearly much older that even the twelfth century. The saints to which the church is dedicated date back to the fifth century AD when Christianity was first really taking root in the remoter parts of Britain and they may have been the pioneers of that process in this place. The churchyard looks as if it might originally have been circular, which was the style and the tradition for churchyards in much of Wales at that time - the rationale is that a circle is without beginning or end and therefore a symbol of eternity, but the more practical explanation may be that the first Christian missionaries were very small groups of monks who secured themselves a bit of land, built themselves huts and a little chapel, and surrounded it with a circular fence to keep their animals penned in and their vegetables relatively safe from being nibbled or pinched. "Enclosure" is said to be the original meaning of the Welsh word "llan" which now prefixes the name of most villages with an ancient church.

Unusually these days, the church seems to be open during daylight hours, at least during the lighter months of the year. It's clearly well cared for by its members, and, as with a number of churches in Denbighshire, there's plenty of information within the church and/or in the churchyard about things to see in the town and the area, as well as about the parish itself. I scent a County Council tourism initiative, but it's a good idea both for the tourists and for the local economy!

Easy to miss the church, though, as it's pretty much hidden behind the properties along the main street. The entrance to the churchyard is south of the road, and just east of the post office. Look out as you enter the churchyard for the kneeling stones - pieces of stone roughly cut to the shape of two knees. The local story, apparently, is that they were provided because there was once a custom that bereaved widows would go to the churchyard daily for a period after their late husbands' funeral to pray for the repose of their souls. Presumably to avoid muddy knees! Whether that was the real reason, who knows? The truth's probably lost in the mists of time!
Skrevet 25. august 2016
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Michael M
Durham, UK150 bidrag
jun. 2016 • Familie
Lots of history and good information provided inside. A little bit
Of history, magic, legend and religion all rolled into one.

Only spent half an hour here but well worth a visit
Skrevet 4. juni 2016
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Elglyn
Corwen, UK17 bidrag
nov. 2015 • Familie
Lovely church well worth a visit some lovely stained glass windows also has a ladies chapel and bell tower this cannot be visited
Skrevet 22. november 2015
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Deedee228
Nottingham, UK35 bidrag
aug. 2015
Having stopped off in Corwen for a break on our way home from a holiday in Wales, we decided to stretch our legs and explore a little of this place which we have only ever really passed through previously.

As we had read the very informative information board in the car park, we made our way up to the main road, wandering along - almost missing the gateway to this beautiful historic church.

The peace of the place is immediately evident on entering the church yard, added to by the tranquility of the church itself.

There are a number of well-placed and interesting display boards outlining the long history of the church which add to the experience inside. It is interesting to note this church is also included on the 'Pilgrim's Passport' if you are collecting the stamps.

A beautiful historic gem where it was a pleasure to light a candle and spend some quiet time to reflect before continuing our homeward journey. We would definitely make a point of stopping here again to explore the church and Corwen further.
Skrevet 24. august 2015
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