Images of Wales
Monday 23 March 1998
St Myllin's Church
Photography by John Ball - 17 Mar 1998
(with Agfa ePhoto-307 digital camera)
Like many other parishes in Wales, Llanfyllin takes its name from a Patron Saint, in this case St. Myllin, a 7th century Irish bishop.
Left: The present church, whose red brick tower can be seen on the right of this view, was built in 1706 on the site of the original medieval church. Christians have worshipped here for over 1000 years.
Above: The church grounds include many ornamental trees such as this weeping willow.
Above: The present church is constructed of red brick. On the hill beyond
is the Holy Well of St Anthony.
Above left: The clock tower at the western end of the church.
Above right: One of the two east windows, behind the altar.
Above: The altar.
Above: The nave, looking east towards the altar.
Above: Looking towards the west end of the nave.
On the front of the balcony are six panels listing "Benefactions", acts of charity by parishoners who subscribed towards church funds. It appears that only those who contributed more than five pounds were included in the list. One of those named is Bishop William Morgan, who translated the Holy Bible into the Welsh language in the late 16th century. A detail from one of the panels is shown below.