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St Deinst

This beautiful Church is Grade I Listed and has a fine collection of items and monuments dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries.

Llangarron, Herefordshire

Opening times

Open 9am to 5pm daily.



The church of St Deinst nestles in the small village of Llangarron in the south of Herefordshire. The name of the parish is derived from 'Llan' meaning place and 'Garron' being the name of a tributary of the Wye which runs through the village centre. An alternative view is that the village is named after the Welsh word “garan” which means a heron, stork or crane. This may explain the representation of such a bird in the church gates.

St Deinst is identified with St Deiniel or Deiniol who was an abbot bishop of the 6th century, who founded the monasteries of Bangor on the Menai Straits and to whom the mediaeval Bangor Cathedral was dedicated. St Deinst was a Celtic saint who died circa 584 and tradition suggests he founded a church in Llangarron under his name, one which does not appear elsewhere in England. 

Records of a church being in Llangarron go back as far as Edward the Confessor, when a wooden church was consecrated under the heirs of Ceheric ap Eleu and other Celtic names, and was then re-consecrated under William 1 as 'lan garan' church.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Social heritage stories

  • Wildlife haven

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Car park at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • The monthly coffee in the church sessions on the second Saturday of the month when the church is open from 10.30am to 12noon for people to drop into The Garron Centre for freshly made ground coffee and homemade cakes. Free range eggs, local produce and plants are likewise available. Everyone is welcome to drop in, including visitors, for friendly chat in a relaxing environment.

  • Church of England

  • Wolfson Fabric Repair Grant, £7,500, 2021

  • Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants are awarded for urgent repair projects, based on our recommendation, to help keep churches open.

  • Repair Grant, £10,000, 2009

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

  • Heritage Stimulus Fund Grant, £43,169, 2021

  • Masonry Repairs

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