St Peter & St Beuno, Llanveynoe


‘Llanveynoe’ means ‘St Beuno’ and this church dedicated to St Beuno is on land which had belonged to the 7th century saint (possibly). Its position is spectacular, perched high up on the side of the Olchon Valley, looking over towards the Hatterall Hills. It is a good place to be if you like weather. Its most ancient features are two Saxon stones embedded in the south wall (further details here: http://www.ewyaslacy.org.uk/Llanveynoe/Two-Ancient-Stones-at-Llanveynoe-Church/900-1000-AD/gc_llv_2002) In 2012, the church celebrated the centenary of its rededication after it had been refurbished and doubled in size (this latter point requires a degree of imagination as you stand inside the church). There is nothing jarringly new about the feeling of the church, however. It is clearly built on deeply spiritual foundations which, along with its really remote location, make it feel, as it is, extremely special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For directions to the church, follow this link

http://goo.gl/maps/LxYDG