St Illog Community Centre, Hirnant 

Picture of St Illog Community Centre, Hirnant

There has been a place of Christian worship on the near-circular Hirnant cemetery site since its foundation by St Illog in the 6th century and Hirnant first appears in the record of Welsh parish churches in the 13th century.

The original stone church was built in medieval times, but fell into decay in the 19th century. In 1892 the building was almost completely restored using many fixtures (oak panelling, altar rails, windows and belfry) from the old church at Llanwddyn prior to its demolition.

Just over a century later, the church building was once more in a poor state of repair, but members of the local community decided to restore it and also convert it into a dual-purpose building for the inhabitants of Hirnant.

This work was completed in 1999, and the church building is now regularly used for community events and religious services. A charitable organisation known as Cymdeithas St Illog Hirnant Community is responsible for its management.

With a reputation for excellent home prepared food and a warm friendly welcome, the 'Friends' of the Trust arrange regular activities, including dining and a wide variety of entertainment, local walks and fund raising events supporting other charities, information about which is regularly distributed to 'Friends' on our Contact List by Email and post.

The Community Centre is well equipped with a modern kitchen and facilities, and is available for Hire for community and family events.

To add your name to our 'Friends' Contact List and for further information contact the Trust Secretary, Arthur Tyerman at 01691 780094 or email who will gladly add your name to our 'Friends' Contact List.


Last updated 9th February 2015.