with Music and Poetry

Reflections are offered one Wednesday evening each month 7.30pm – 8.15pm

The gift of St Maelrhys Church is the gift of contemplation.

Standing alone, set back from the sea cliffs at Porth Ysgo, the quiet simplicity of its interior, focused on the clear East window, enables communion with the exterior world of creation and the interior world of prayerful reflection.

Reflections by candlelight deepens that contemplative experience, through music, poetry, and wisdom writings drawn from various sources.

Led by Susan Fogarty a Commissioned Worship Leader with a ‘Ministry through Poetry’ these events are more spiritual and non-liturgical, which may suit people of different faiths or none.

During the winter months, the time and days can vary to make it more accessible. Click here for the dates of Reflections.

Llofft RS Thomas, a small upper room, also lends itself to contemplation. The shelves are lined with old books and photographs of RS Thomas, the former poet- priest, his wife and son. You can sit here and read his poetry or listen to recordings of him reading his own poetry, whilst enjoying a hot drink, gazing through the window at the sacred island of Bardsey known as Enlli in Welsh.

Famous graves at St Maelrhys

RS Thomas’s wife ME Eldridge a famous artist and their only son Gwydion
The Keating sisters and mother, who gifted the nearby Plas yn Rhiw to the National Trust
Rev. James England Cotter ‘Jim’ one of the founders of the Gay Christian Movement

Directions: St Maelrhys is located 3 miles out from Aberdaron in the direction of Y Rhiw.
Turn right at the crossroads towards Porth Ysgo. Post code for Satnav LL53 8AN