St Idloes

The only church dedicated to St Idloes, a 7th century saint about whom very little is known

Llanidloes, Powys

Opening times

Open 10.30am to 3.30pm.


Church Place
SY18 6AN

His feast is celebrated on September 6th and three manuscripts testify he was the son of Gwyddnabi ab Llawfrodedd who was a red bearded knight.

The oldest part of the present building is the tower, probably built in the 14th century. Considerable repairs were carried out during the reign of Queen Anne and 100 years later the south and east walls were taken down and rebuilt. The roof arches were acquired from the Abbey at Cwmhir after it was dissolved in 1536.

The most recent addition is the Millenium Window donated by Mr and Mrs Gerald Hamer in memory of their parents. The centrepiece represents the chaos that existed before creation and the surround dipicts flora and fauna including the donors St Bernard Dog.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church in Wales

Contact information

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