St Maughan's with Llangatock Vibon Avel
1st Sunday 11am: Family Service (Lay led)
2nd Sunday 11am: Holy Communion
3rd Sunday 11am: Morning Prayer (short service)
4th Sunday 11am: Holy Communion
- Sunday 24th January 11:00 AM Holy Communion
- Sunday 14th February 11:00 AM Holy Communion
- Sunday 28th February 11:00 AM Holy Communion
- Sunday 14th March 11:00 AM Holy Communion
- Sunday 28th March 11:00 AM Holy Communion
- Sunday 11th April 11:00 AM Holy Communion
- Sunday 25th April 11:00 AM Holy Communion
- Sunday 9th May 11:00 AM Holy Communion
Address and Map
Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouth, NP25 5QF
About St Maughan’s
The church is dedicated to St Meugan, a 6th century Celtic saint. The small, beautiful church has beautiful views over the Monnow Valley. The tower is distinctive of the welsh borders, an open, wooden lantern. Above it, the weather vane bears the date 1866, commemorating the restoration by the Rolls family. The church itself is much older, with parts dating to the 13th century, and a font probably 9th or 10th century. It has a double nave supported by octagonal oak tree trunks. The story goes that these were encased in matchboard until 1935, when a curate borrowed a poker and ripped the boarding off. There was said to be “a lot of trouble about it”.
The church is now isolated, though only four miles from Monmouth, as it is down a dead end. However, until the late 18th century, the road passing the church was the main route between Monmouth and Grosmont. At that time Grosmont was the third largest town in the county of Monmouthshire.
St Maughan’s features in the final part of this video, starting at 5 minutes.
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