The Grouped Parishes of Bwlch-y-Cibau and Llanfyllin with Llanwddyn
St Wddyn’s Church, Llanwddyn
The Rev’d Hermione Morris
Tel: 01691 648306
The Rev’d Jonathan Skipper
The small parish community is scattered around Lake Vyrnwy, Abertridwr and the Cownwy valley.
Originally the village of Llanwddyn was higher up the valley, but was flooded when Liverpool built the dam in the 1880s. Liverpool built new homes south of the dam and rebuilt the Church on the hill north of the dam. Since then the city has built more new homes as the community expanded at Abertridwr, about a mile downstream of the dam.
There is a village school and community centre, which hosts many events including the Post Office on Mondays and Thursdays. The Mobile Library and the Toy Libray also call there. The village shop and newsagent is situated at Abertridwr. The Cownwy valley is a beautiful and peaceful area. There is a small caravan park, a nursery garden and a number of farms, some of which do Bed and Breakfast catering or rent holiday cottages.
The main occupations are sheep farming, forestry, tourism and of course, water.
Second Sunday in Month
Group Eucharist (at one of the churches in the Group)
The Parish has Worship Leaders and Pastoral Assistants.
The church is part of the Living Stones Heritage Trail and is unlocked during the week for those who wish to visit our beautiful church, and to find a quiet space for reflection and prayer.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals: please contact the Vicar
A Lent Group meets jointly at Capel Sardis before and during Lent.
Two history booklets are available, and they are:
’Llanwddyn & Lake Vyrnwy’ by David Rowlands MA, and
’The Policeman’s Story’ by David Jones.
Last updated 24th June 2015.