St. Mary’s Church, Caerhun is our parish church. Services are held on Sunday mornings and at other times.
Please phone Rev. David Parry for details on 01492 593 402. See the monthly calendar in the lych gate, or visit the Bro Celynnin website. The church is open to visitors most days in the summer.
The Grade One listed early medieval Caerhun Church is one of the architectural and historic gems of the Conwy Valley. It was built on the site of the Roman fort Canovium, and you can still see faint signs of the fort.
The churchyard is popular with birdwatchers looking for elusive hawfinches. Red kites can also be seen here. There are fine views of the Afon Conwy and the Carneddau mountains.
A new composting toilet has been installed in the old bier building. See Natsol website. Available for use during services and events.
Directions: ½ mile south of Ty’n y Groes, off B5106. Just south of the entrance to Caer Rhun Hall LL32 8UZ turn left, or right if coming from Dolgarrog, signposted 13th Century Church. Narrow lane down to a small car park.
Wildflowers, April 2019
Aerial view of Caerhun Church, July 2018. Many thanks to Mark Walters and Caru Conwy.
The picture shows the Canovium fort interior including the internal roads (wider brown lines) and buildings (thin rectangles and squares). The main defensive rampart surrounds all of these features.
Outside the fort to the north the wide brown line of the Roman road heading north can be seen, and alongside this are the mostly rectangular external settlement buildings. Down by the river, all of the rooms of the bath house can be seen.
More pictures, February 2019…