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The Riverside Church

Our simple parish church has been a haven of serenity and sanctity for over a thousand years. The patron saint is the celtic Dyffrig (pronounced Dubric, hence Dubricius in Latin), who was born and taught in this area. The legend of his miraculous birth, in which water is the common theme, is a mystery of redemption, yet has all the character of a rain charm. You can find the story inside the church.

Brides arrive to be married here by boat to this day, disembarking at the tiny landing stage in the churchyard on the River Wye. The ancient preaching cross is a favourite place for wedding photographs in the shade of the rare and famous Tulip Tree which was for many years one of just three in Britain.

It’s not just a pretty spot. The family history witnessed by the inscriptions on the tombstones and the Gwillim grave enclosure in the churchyard spans centuries. It reaches out as far as Canada, and back to descendants of King Charles II.

The church still provides hope and solace to parishioners and visitors alike. All are welcome, but we ask that this sacred place be approached with respect.

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