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St Michael

This ancient 13th century church, on the slopes of Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos Y Corn with its bronze age barrows, has settled into a small hollow and is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Llanfihangel Rhos y Corn, Carmarthenshire

Opening times

The church and environs are open during daylight hours.


Llanfihangel Rhos y Corn
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Its simplicity reflects the open wildness of the mountain on the slopes of which it stands. By late medieval times, the church had become a place of pilgrimage. The names of the nearby fields reflect this history as does the connection with the 6th century hermit St Silyn whose cell was also nearby at Gwernogle. The church feels blessed with this tradition and has endeavoured to live its life within this spirit, creating a deeper experience for those who come. Its life as a pilgrim space is evolving and is reflected within.

There is a warmth of welcome and a sense of profound stillness, both inside the church and within the environs. Within the church is a pebble pool, the pebbles represent prayers and are placed on the altar during services and offered to God, and written requests are always prayed for during services. There are prayer candles and a Memory Tree on which loved ones can be remembered and afterwards brought into the Pilgrim Service.

Through the graveyard can be found the labyrinth in a secluded small field, where pilgrims can rest and just be or walk reflectively within the labyrinth. The church is also a member of the Quiet Gardens Movement.

  • Wildlife haven

  • 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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