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St Ciwg's Day

hywel

By hywel

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The 29th of June is St Ciwg’s Day.
( pronounced ‘Kewg’ )
And that’s today.

He was a 6th century Celtic saint, and there’s a church dedicated to him in rather a remote place on the Gwrhyd mountain.
It’s called Llangiwg.

Since it’s St Ciwg’s day today I thought I’d show some photos of the old church and the wild flowers growing all around it.

There are wild cranesbills all over the place.
(Geranium pratense)

Here’s a favourite wild flower of mine – Wall Pennywort (Umbilicus rupestris)… it grows on the walls around the church

There are plenty of foxgloves aswell (Digitalis purpurea)

Ox Eye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare)

And a little vetch, but I don’t know the species.

The church is surounded by large old oaks (Quercus robur)

And there’s a Yew (Taxus baccata) in the grounds as with all very old churches, but I think it’s suffered being cut back a lot over the years.

Ivy (Hedera helix) clings to the old tower and surrounding walls.

There are nice views from the lane around the church

The saying of St Ciwg is
“The possessor of discretion is far-sighted”

The porch had been decorated for the day

We used to go up there for walks when we were kids and they could leave the church open in those days.

The last service held at Llangiwg was Christmas 2001. Then it was closed down.
A local voluntary organisation called “The Friends of Llangiwg” have now bought it.

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Comments

 

there is a norman church in a village near to where i grew up and this is very similar. yews again and oaks. the wild flowers are stunning. I love british natives.
thanks for sharing.

29 Jun, 2010

 

Hywel, loved your tour it is so informative and the pics are great.

29 Jun, 2010

 

Enjoyed this blog Hywel ,it is nice to see the wild flowers in their natural place, some good views as well . (I like the new avitar)

29 Jun, 2010

 

Very nice Hywel. Thank you. I also like the new avatar.

29 Jun, 2010

 

Wonderful old church,Hywel,and lovely wild flowers.Its nice to know it has been bought by people who care about these lovely buildings,for future generations to enjoy,and learn about.

29 Jun, 2010

 

I love your tours.....it gets me out and about. What a great old church.....im always still amazed how these survive in our time. And the Flowers are stunning.

29 Jun, 2010

 

I love old church yards, they are wild beautiful gardens. Lovely pictures and wonderful views Hywel :-)))

29 Jun, 2010

 

Love ancient churches....this one is beautiful.....and so many wild flowers in their natural setting.Thank you for sharing this Hywel....

29 Jun, 2010

 

Agree with Bonkersbon...and everyone else. I'm so pleased that the church has been bought by people who will care for it...what a shame it is no longer in use as a place of worship but....that's progress for you. Thank you so much for sharing this Hywel it's lovely. What a lovely part of the world you call home!

29 Jun, 2010

 

lovely blog & photos..love the old tree

29 Jun, 2010

 

Really lovely blog, Hywel and some stunning photos too! This was so interesting, thank you for the tour, as always you make delightful company! :~))

29 Jun, 2010

 

pretty church and flowers...

29 Jun, 2010

 

Lovely blog again, Hywel, it's so good to hear about these out of the way places in other areas. I feel as if I have just had a little holiday - thank you :)

29 Jun, 2010

 

So sad the church has closed down. Hopefully the organization will keep it up / restore it. It's beautiful! I love old churches.

29 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks alot Hywel for showing this old church and all the natural flowers in there place, lovely photos and blog.

29 Jun, 2010

 

Very interesting to see a different part of wales from the one where I was born and lived Hywel.
Thanks for sharing your pictures and thoughts. I like your new avatar too :-)

29 Jun, 2010

 

Thank you for another lovely day out via your blog and Happy St Ciwg Day.

29 Jun, 2010

 

I love the old church and the views are stunning, thanks for the tour.

29 Jun, 2010

 

What a lovely old church Hywel another fantastic blog and super pictureas always thankyou for sharing St Ciwgs day with us :o)
Like your new avatar too.........the real you :o)

29 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks for all your comments. I'm pleased everyone enjoyed my blog.
I'll probably change the avatar one day - don't like seeing myself :o(( lol

30 Jun, 2010

 

Beautiful photos! Yours always have the best views.

30 Jun, 2010

 

Thank you. It's kind of you to say that.

30 Jun, 2010

 

Another interesting blog Hywel, I always enjoy taking an outing with you, lovely photo`s as well, many thanks....

2 Jul, 2010

 

like the Yew!!! and i agree with lincslass...interesting blog...

28 Nov, 2013

 

Thank you. I am pleased you like some of my old blogs. I had forgotten I'd written them !

28 Nov, 2013

 

i looked at your blogs and thought how much some of my ones i deleted resembled some of yours in a way....i guess when it sa on GoY like minded people...things like that prove the point.... its good for me to see these things because ive never really realized that a lot of people do have things in common... so yes i like the old blogs....

29 Nov, 2013

 

Did you read them all ? lol it must have taken ages :o)
I have also deleted many over the years. Sometimes I have a 'clearout' of my old blogs, especially when my cat Blodyn died last spring. I deleted all the ones with her photos in. Can't bear to look at them now. It makes me feel so sad.

29 Nov, 2013

 

no never read them all :-) but i bet they are all very worth a read :-) i all ways destroy what i create...i think it stems
from my father always demanding perfection in order to please him...so therefore all i do is never good enough....hence deletion....but then we all are in affect products of our upbringings....not nice being sad...so sensible you...anyhow on a lighter note thx for this blog too...

30 Nov, 2013

 

You're welcome.
I had the same problem with my family (all of them !)

30 Nov, 2013

 

i thought so....could tell when first joining GoY...

30 Nov, 2013

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