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St Tyrnog

Sit, reflect and pray as you watch the light filtering through the stunning medieval stained glass, dappling the interior of the church with an atmosphere you'll find it hard to forget.

Llandyrnog, Denbighshire

Opening times

Usually from 10am until 4pm.


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There was certainly a church on this site by 1254 but the present building is mainly 15th century.

This Grade II* listed church is in a large churchyard, located in the centre of the village, near a pub, Post Office and local butchers, with campsites also near at hand. The church is originally mediaeval, with the double nave so popular in the Vale of Clwyd and good mediaeval stained glass. It was extensively renovated in the 1870s. The first thing that you notice on entering is the magnificent mediaeval roof.

The windows are also stunning and add to the spirituality of the church as light filters through and dapples the interior. One particularly spectacular window, The Crucifixion with panels from the Seven Sacraments, dates back to the 1500s. Other windows depict The Risen Christ with Angels, Acts of Mercy, The Annunciation, St Paul and St John the Baptist, Scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ and Scenes from the Youth of Christ. During the Victorian restoration, the medieval glass of the main east window was restored, some of it having been found in the churchyard next to the east wall. In the west window on the north side you can see St Deiniol, St Margaret and St Tyrnog himself, holding a model of his church. The sanctuary is paved with red, white and black tiles with lozenge panels representing the four evangelists. To the right of the south nave are some children's pews.

Many people call in as they walk the nearby Offa’s Dyke Path, or secure their cycles to the gate, or leave their dogs in the porch as they sit and reflect inside, enjoying the peace and spiritual atmosphere. Visitors are encouraged to leave prayers in the box on the piano. In the churchyard, plans are afoot to develop a wildflower reserve and there’s a seat that’s just right for a picnic; you can check that it’s meal time on the bronze sundial that’s been there since 1749 and informs you that you are at Latitude 53.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Car park at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Regular Eucharist and Morning Prayer. Christingle, Remembrance, World Day of Prayer Services.

  • Church in Wales

Contact information

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