Photo Gallery of Churches on the Island of Anglesey in North Wales
Because of the remote location of so many of Anglesey’s Churches – especially the old churches that are now abandoned – I would say I must be one of a very few people who has ever seen (and touched) them all. Particularly with the older, more remote churches, I found it necessary to resort to ordnance survey maps. Some, like Gwredog Church, were quite an adventure in the finding – and extremely rewarding once found.
There are only a few churches that are dedicated to female Saints, and Anglesey is no exception. I have spent over two years taking these photographs of Anglesey churches, and spoken to many helpful and interesting people along the way. It is my intention – the Lord and time permitting – to one day write a book that includes them all, and to tell some interesting stories that go along with the history of Anglesey Churches.
Last but not least of the Anglesey churches are the ones shown below. My journey through Anglesey in search of these churches, sometimes armed with ordnance survey maps dating nearly a hundred years old, has been one of great enjoyment and satisfaction. It is not over yet, and it may never be – I hope not anyway. Most of Anglesey’s Churches are dedicated to Saint Mary or St Michael. Many, however, are dedicated to Celtic Saints. These are little-known saints, many of Irish origin, and it can be difficult to find out much about them.