Welcome to St Pedrog’s Church, nestled in the wooded valley, set back from the little river that leads down to Llanbedrog beach. During the summer months the church is open most days, attracting a significant number of visitors who have over the years become our extended family – many of them return annually and it is a privilege to welcome them both to our beautiful church and community.
At Llanbedrog we are fortunate to have an enthusiastic team of bell ringers who ring every Sunday as well as at the many weddings which are held here. The bell ringers normally meet on Tuesday evenings to practice and as a group they enjoy welcoming visiting bell ringers. Out tower captain is Malcolm Mackley who can be contacted for details on 01758 740293. One of our five bells was cast in 2001 for the Jubilee celebrations to mark the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1952-2002) and is inscribed thus.
Our Patron Saint was a sixth century missionary monk who established several churches in Cornwall, Devon, Brittany and Wales. He died on the 4th of June in the year 564 and was buried at Bodmin. The present nave of the church as well as the main foundations were probably built in the thirteenth century and is mentioned as a significant church in a document dating back to 1254. Amongst the many interesting historical features of this church two in particular stand out. During the seventeenth century English Civil War the Llyn Peninsula was ‘invaded’ by Oliver Cromwell’s army and St Pedrog’s was ransacked and used as a stable. On hearing of their approach the people took down the screen and buried it underneath the sand on the nearby beach in order to save it – it lives to tell the tale today! Also, the army smashed our windows but in 1895 our tower was built and underneath the ground a wooden box was discovered which contained bits of what was originally the east window. Those bits were re-joined and today the glass can be seen in the west window in the balcony.
We look forward to welcoming you to our church.
"My favourite things in St Pedrog’s are the beautiful white figures of Mary and Jesus."
Sally Williams, St Pedrog’s Church Warden
"I would encourage people to come in and see the art, especially the paintings of Welsh saints by our church member, Su Walls."
David Watson, St Pedrog’s Church Warden