This ancient parish church of Llanmaes (Community in the Meadow) is dedicated to Almighty God in honour of St Cadoc (Cattwg the Wise), a sixth century Celtic saint. The present building, Norman in style, dates from early in the 13th century, 1234 (an easy date to remember) but was constructed on a much older foundation - possibly as early as the 5th or 6th century. The archaeologists excavating the bronze age site in the village recently have been most interested in the curved churchyard boundary wall and said this often indicates an ancient worship site.
This delightful village and church seems somewhat to have escaped the history books although, on Tuesday 4th April 1749 John Wesley wrote in his journal, “At twelve I preached at Lanmais, to a loving, earnest people, who do not desire to be any wiser than God.” Legend has it that he preached to the village from the base of the preaching cross which still stands in the churchyard.
While the body of the church is largely a Victorian restoration, the south wall of the nave seems to be the earliest surviving part of the original. The church was restored in the 19th century, but the only definite record is for the insertion of the north nave window by John Prichard (the Diocesan Architect) in 1882.
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays. 11am - Holy Eucharist
4th Sunday, 11am - Matins
Bank Holiday BBQ - 31st August 2015 at 1pm (Llanmaes village hall)
Harvest Service - 11th October 2015 at 11am, followed by harvest lunch at Llanmaes village hall at 1pm.
9 Carols & 9 Lessons - 20th December 2015 ay 6pm
Rector - Rev'd Huw Butler, 01446 794670
Vicar - Rev'd Anthony Beer, 01656 895068
Curate - Rev'd Rachel Simpson. 01446 751241
Reader - Mrs Sue Moll, 01446 719445
Church Warden - Mr Jeffrey Robinson, 01446 793932
Church Warden - Mr Kerry Veale, 01446 793320