About this church
Melangell was a 7th century saint who lived as a hermit here. She was given the valley by a Prince of Powys, and became Abbess of a small community. It has been a place of pilgrimage ever since.
The earliest church is 12th century, a simple Norman church.
The finest treasure is the shrine of St Melangell, stones carved with Celtic and Romanesque motifs. Dismantled after the Reformation, it was restored in the 1990s.