St Cenau, Llangenny is part of the Vale of Grwyne parish, an amalgamation of three former parishes, Llangenny, Llanbedr and Patricio. All three churches generally follow a traditional anglican style of worship.
St Cenau’s is of medical origin and is dedicated to St Cenau who is reputed to have established a small church near a healing well nearby. It is situated on the bank of the Grwyne river. Over the centuries the church has served a rural population and in later years, the communities that grew around the paper mills that developed along the river.
Today the church still works closely with the community here. The village and local area have recently enjoyed many social fundraising activities to renovate the play area that is owned by the church. Christmas Eve brings people of the communities together in a torchlight procession through the village hearing the nativity story and singing carols. The journey ends at a farm stable with a children’s nativity scene. Chilled fingers toes are then warmed courtesy of the nearby Dragon’s Head pub with mulled wine and mince pies.
Rev Christopher Bowler, Priest in Charge – Vale of Grwyne Parish
Tel: 01873 810591
St Cenau, Llangenny, Crickhowell NP8 1HE