St Cadoc's Church, Llancarfan

Nestled in a green-swathed valley, St Cadoc’s Church flourishes in a village famous for its monastery as long ago as 650 AD


Age Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5



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Educational Visits

Pupils will relish the stories behind only the third (and finest) George & the Dragon found on a Welsh church wall. 


Students can explore and emulate not just the pigments and skills of talented 15th century artists, but also think through the ‘poor man’s bible’ on the walls.  


Sessions tend to be in English, but Welsh language interpretation is built in, while a Welsh speaking guide can be requested. 


Three booklets also offer accessible accounts of the paintings and their background, popular with visitors, but enriching too if read beforehand.  And our guides, alert to the curriculum and Inset potential, will engage from a range of subject angles, open to discussion, and targeting each age and Key Stage needs.   


  • This two-aisled church has an ancient rood screen and a uniquely-carved reredos, this conserved with its original c.1510 gold leaf & pigments. Here too are many carved artifacts, including a ‘Celtic’ cross stone which sits alongside a memorial chiselled by Iolo Morganwg in his mason’s role.
  • The interesting village itself treasures a ford, waterwheels and ancient well sites, and offers rewarding historical rambles.
  • Parking
  • Toilets adjacent village hall



Book a Visit

For further details, please contact 

  • 01446 781383


St Cadoc's Church