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St Peter

Situated just inside the Brecon Beacons National Park, it enjoys views across the Usk valley and is on a well used walking route.

Llanwenarth Citra, Monmouthshire

Opening times

The church is open daily from about 10am to 4.30pm from Easter to October.
It is also open every Sunday for services at 10am.


St Peter
Llanwenarth Citra

Parts of the building date back to the 13th century. It is thought that the church stands on an ancient Celtic site of worship because of the near circular churchyard. You will find a peaceful place to sit inside the church, and you can walk to the river Usk in a few minutes.

St Peter's church is a stone built church set in the river valley with views to the mountains to the north and south.

It was once the parish church for a huge parish of Aberstruith which extended miles to the south as far as Abertillery. There are colourful tales of carrying bodies for burial over the mountains and across the river for burial before separate parish churches were built.

The near circular churchyard is probably a Celtic gathering place upon which the present christian church was built. The third oldest yew tree in Gwent is to be found to the south west of the church, estimated at 1750 years.

Inside the church you will find an old stone font, an interesting archway into the tower, a piscina in the south wall by the altar, some interesting stone monuments on the walls,a lovely stained glass image of an angel in the manner of Burne Jones and a warm welcome.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Regular Sunday services at 10am.

  • Church in Wales

  • Repair Grant, £12,000, 2018

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

Contact information

Other nearby churches

Llanwenarth Baptist Church

Govilon, Gwent

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.

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).