Pilgrim Churches of the Llyn Peninsula
The rood screen and chancels
Engan's is a most attractive church with a beautifully
carved rood screen separating the naves from the chancels.
That across the south aisle still has its rood loft. It is
highly carved and is thought to have been brought to
Llanengan from Cymner Abbey, after the Dissolution of the
The carving on the front of the loft is particularly fine with flowers and leaves. The larger panels have more flowers, the tree of life and symbols of Christís Passion.
The screen across the north aisle does not have a rood loft but the top is again highly carved with bunches of grapes.
Behind the rood screens are massive wooden choir stalls with carved ends, thought to have come from St Maryís Abbey on Bardsey Island.
At the east end of the south aisle is a simple table altar below a modern stained glass window with some C19th glass in the centre. .
The roof of the north aisle chancel is panelled with gold decoration on a blue background.
This is a very attractive church and well cared for by the village. It was locked when we visited but a key is available from the Sun Inn. Turn right out of the lych gate and the Sun Inn is on the left at the end of the village. We parked by the Canolfan Gwmdeithasol opposite the church.
The nearest post code for the church is LL93 7LH. The grid reference is SH294270.
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