St Cian

Llangian, LL53 7LW

Service Times

Sunday Services

St Cian's, Llangian
Alternate Sundays Holy Eucharist / Morning Prayer with St Engan’s Church, Llanengan 9am (English)

Welcome to St. Cian’s Church, in the centre of the quiet hamlet of Llangian, just a few miles inland from the busy seaside town of Abersoch . The churches of Llangian and Llanengan have always enjoyed a close relationship so on Sunday mornings we alternate between the two churches. Notices are placed outside the churches to indicate where the service will be held on the following Sunday, you are also welcome to telephone or e-mail requesting the information. Coffee is served after the service in both churches.

A church was founded on this site sometime during the 6th century by Cian, our patron saint, who was a companion missionary to Peris (Llanberis). The present building is long and narrow with a 15th century roof structure. The vestry and the porch are modern but the west end of the church may well be associated with that first church recorded in the 13th century. The octagonal font is dated 1638. In the churchyard on the south side is a stone dating from the 5th or 6th century with the inscription ‘ MELI MEDICI FILI MARTINI I(a)CIT’ – ‘Melus, the doctor, son of Martinus. He lies here’. A noticeable feature of this stone is that the inscription is a reference to the dead man’s profession – a doctor, which is a rare occurrence on inscribed stones in Wales as usually they are priests.

We look forward to welcoming you to our church.

Church Wardens:

Annie Owen 01758 712 570 |
Brenda Chidley Williams 01758 740 338 |

  • "There is peace and beauty in St Cian’s and history too in the screen."

    Annie Owen , St Cian's Church Warden