Pilgrim Churches of the Llyn Peninsula

St Enganís Church, Llanengan - Part 2


The rood screen and chancels


St 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 Monasteries.

Llanengan Church

Llanengan Church

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.

Llanengan Church

The screen across the north aisle does not have a rood loft but the top is again highly carved with bunches of grapes.

Llanengan Church

Behind the rood screens are massive wooden choir stalls with carved ends, thought to have come from St Maryís Abbey on Bardsey Island.

Llanengan Church   


Llanengan Church

Llanengan Church

Llanengan Church

Llanengan Church

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. .

Llanengan Church

The roof of the north aisle chancel is panelled with gold decoration on a blue background.

Llanengan Church

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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