St Cattwg's Church
is located at the far south west of the Gower peninsula in the village
of Port Eynon (Porth Einon).
Port Eynon parish church was founded by St Cennydd (a missionary
for St Cattwg) in the 6th century A.D. Its a lovely little church and
has many interesting gravestones in the churchyard. The present building
dates from the 12th century and was given to the Knights of St. John by
Robert de la Mare
around 1165. Interesting features include the Leper Window, the Norman
Font, the ancient Piscina situated in the Chancel, the Norman doorway,
and the stoup for holy water in the porch is said to have been given by
a Spanish sea captain in gratitude to his rescuers.
St Cattwg's Church has undergone many changes over the centuries but
is probably now most famous for its connection with the seaside community
and the marble statue commemorating the brave life boatmen in the church
The church is open for worship with a service at 9.45 a.m every Sunday.
Church Website :
You can't miss it. The church is in the centre of the village of Port
Eynon at the bottom of the hill.