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Llanwenarth Baptist Church

Home of the oldest continuing Baptist fellowship in Wales, founded in 1652; the building itself is Grade II* listed and in the style of the 1870s.

Govilon, Gwent

Opening times

The chapel can be opened by arrangement, please contact us.


Station Road

The fellowship now at Llanwenarth moved to its current location in 1695, a short time after the Act of Toleration (1688). Under the leadership of successive ministers (particularly that of Francis Hiley from 1811), this fellowship planted 12 others throughout north Gwent.

Although parts of the northern wall probably date from the initial construction in 1695, the building today is largely the result of the final extension in 1869. Inside, the woodwork downstairs and in the balcony dates from this extension. These features are Grade II* listed, particularly due to the 'Monmouth' pillars that support the balcony.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Car park at church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Sunday Services are held at 10.30am and 6pm (the latter currently only on Zoom due to Covid restrictions).

  • Baptist Church

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Our Lady & St Michael Priory

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

The church is unusual in its long history in that it has been served by members of two religious orders: the Franciscans (1687-1857) and the Benedictines (1857-present).