St. Bridget's Skenfrith is part of an Anglican group of parishes in the Church in Wales diocese of Monmouth. Our sister churches are St. Nicholas, Grosmont; St. Cadoc, Llangattock Lingoed; and St. Mary, Llanfair Cilgoed. A non-stipendiary priest and a curate, together with a team of lay and ordained ministers lead worship and pastoral visiting around the parishes.
This church (listed grade I) is described by the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments Wales (RCAHM) as having the oldest church roof in Wales, with a confirmed date of 1230. The large medieval nave is separated from the chancel by a fine glass screen. Digital audio recordings at the entrance to the porch and inside the church give the history of Grosmont, its castle and church and royal connections, church life today and the Charles William memorial. The church is open every day.
Services and Events
Services are held every Sunday in Skenfrith and in Llanfair Cilgoed at 9.15am, at Grosmont at 11.00am and in Llangattock Lingoed at 11.00am on the first and third Sunday in the month. Email us for details of special services.
All the churches hold concerts and other events from time to time. Grosmont church has a large medieval nave which is used for secular events and receptions. For events in Grosmont see link.
Skenfrith Parish hall is alongside St. Bridget's church and is well used by the community. See this web site for details of its facilities and contacts for booking the hall.
St. Nicholas Church Grosmont NP7 8LW
St.Cadoc Llangattock Lingoed NP7 8RR
This quintessential country church (listed grade I) is surrounded by a circular churchyard with yew trees, rare grasses and wild flowers. The church has a traditional lime washed exterior. Inside is a large medieval wall painting of St. George and the Dragon and an elaborately carved beam which once supported a Rood screen. The Offa's Dyke Path runs through the churchyard and walkers are welcome to make hot drinks in the church, which is open every day.
St. Mary Llanfair Cilgoed NP7 8PA
A small Gothic-style Victorian chapel set in fields near Cross Ash, this charming listed grade II church retains its original furniture and fittings. It is on the site of a thirteenth century Cistercian chapel and grange, said to be the oldest such site in continuous use in Wales. The Three Castles Walk runs through the churchyard and visitors can make hot drinks in the church, which is open every day.