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8th December 2018

          CYFEILLION LLANGIWG   ~  FRIENDS of LLANGIWG

 

Llangiwg is a haven for wildlife and a breathing space for humans.

 


Patrons - 


Forthcoming events :- 

 

 

Mari Lwyd at Llangiwg - Llangiwg Church, Pontardawe

 

Monday 31st December starting at Llangiwg
with a performance of the Mari Lwyd Company
at time to be confirmed.

Times will be confirmed 26th December if not sooner 

 

 

 In the event of poor weather, to confirm all events, please ring:
 Tel No - To be confirmed

 

Monthly - To be advised- Silent Reflections for members -
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The Gwenllian Daffodil

See the Natural History page for some information on this very rare daffodil that has been planted at Llangiwg


Introduction

Llangiwg, the building and local area surrounding the old church, is of outstanding interest for many reasons. It is a symbol of the continuity of a community with all its social, cultural religious and historical associations.
The former church is situated on Barley Hill (locally known as “The Barley”) which is 688ft./206.4m above sea level. The town of Pontardawe lies about 1.5km to the south east and the building occupies a sheltered site on the side of The Barley with wonderful views over the local mountains all the way to Swansea Bay. The Barley reflects the agricultural nature of the area before the advent of industry in the late 18th and 19th centuries.


The Llangiwg Community Association
The church is now in community ownership, managed by a charitable company, The Llangiwg Community Association. The main purpose of the charity is to preserve and conserve the former church at Llangiwg for the enjoyment and benefit of the present and future generations.
The church is grade 2 listed and dates back to the 6th Century. The church was de-consecrated in 2004 and was purchased by the community in 2007. A community association (Friends of Llangiwg) was established in 2006, to promote social and community activity, with the Llangiwg Community Association formed in 2008 to undertake the responsibility of the building, its conservation and protection for future generations.
Part of this responsibility is to educate and to increase access to the church for the wider community, and through this, to increase awareness and to educate the local, regional and national community in the appreciation of the cultural, historic and natural environment of the area.
 
 
  
Directions to Llangiwg

1. LOCATION - National Grid Reference Number: 272380 205590

2. GOOGLE MAP Use the Google map on Llangiwg map

 

4. Walking route:
... is from the Welsh School at Alltycham Rd, Pontardawe, via the 100
steps and take the path through the golf course on to the church.
Pontardawe Golf Club below, and beyond to the West, magnificent views
of Swansea Bay and Mumbles. To the north we can even see Pen-y-fan
and the Brecon Beacons.

 

Pontardawe Golf Course from Llangiwg Church
Pontardawe Golf Course from Llangiwg Church
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Trebanos Choir at Llangiwg Church

 
If you would like to contact us for any reason please use one of the following...
 
Fill-in our web-form on Restoration page |  E-mail us: info@llangiwg.com
Charity Registration: 1125804 Company Registration: 6541998
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 Telephone for info : 0777 2615 381
Llangiwg directions on Google maps