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Saint Michael's Church

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Gwynedd, north Wales

Photographs copyright 2004 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

The church of Saint Michael lies in the shadow of the Welsh stronghold of Castell y Bere, near the village of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant in Gwynedd, north Wales. The church is known for its association with Mary Jones, 1784-1866, the local girl who in the year 1800, at the age of 16 walked barefoot from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala, (some 26 miles) to procure from the Rev. Thomas Charles, a copy of the Welsh Bible. The church vestry displays details of her life and a monument stands in the village. Also in the Vestry is a relief map (made in patchwork by a group of local ladies) of the Dysynni Valley. The old font at St Michael's church, believed to be from Castell y Bere.

 

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