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Llanlleonfel Church (Church of Wales)

Church where Charles Wesley married Sarah Gwynne of nearby Garth House (now privately owned) on 8 April 1749 in "a sombre affair with much prayer and hymn-singing" conducted by Charles' brother, John Wesley.

Built on an ancient sacred site (with late Roman burial stone, 6th–7th century), by 1873 it was described in Kilvert's Diary: "the ruined church tottered lone upon a hill in desolate silence." Rebuilt in 1876 due to its Wesley associations.

Additional visitor information
No toilets (nearest Builth Wells)
Church access has three steps with rail
Parking and coach access to bottom of drive

Worship services
1st Sunday in month: 11.15am Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday in month: 11.15am Holy Eucharist

Powys LD4 4AW

Usually open


Getting there SATNAV: LD4 4AW OS: SN939499
Garth 6 miles west of Builth Wells. Follow A483 west from Garth. After about 0.5 mile take a rather steep farm track to the left up the hill (signpost often hidden by foliage). Church is hidden from main road amidst a clump of trees.

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