Penboyr School
Ysgol Penboyr

St Barnabas Church

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Penboyr School is in the Parish of Penboyr.

There are five churches within the group:  St. Llawddog, Penboyr and St. Barnabas, Felindre in the Parish of Penboyr and St. Celer, Llangeler, Capel Mair, Bancyffordd, and St.James Rhos in the Parish of Llangeler.

The Reverend Gillibrand is the priest in charge of the Parishes of Llangeler with Penboyr, he is also the Chair of Governors at the School

The Reverend Gillibrand can be contacted 

through the school, on:-

Mob:- 01559 371170 or
John Gillibrand

Originally from Manchester, Reverand Gillibrand moved to Wales in 1988. In 1990, he was Welsh Learner of the Year. 

He says: 'Penboyr School is a learning community, in which we learn together. It is a great privilege to visit the school on a weekly basis, and to work with the other Governors in our termly meetings'


History of St Barnabas and St Llawddog

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St Barnabas Church

St Barnabas Church was built in 1863 on land given by Earl Cawdor and at his expense.

The architect was Mr David Brandon from London. The builder was Mr James Rogers from Tenby. The church cost £2000 to build.

The church is dedicated to St Barnabas because the Earl of Cawdor’s birthday fell on the same day as St Barnabas.

The church has recently had new flooring, and new heating and lighting, as well as internal reordering.

To learn more about the history of St Barnabas Church see “Llannau’r Filltir Sqwâr” project which the children of Penboyr School have produced.


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St Llawddog Church

St. Llawddog Church is built on an ancient site, which may well date back to the sixth century.     


It was extensively rebuilt at the time of the Napoleonic wars by the generosity of the then Rector, Archdeacon Thomas Beynon.  Beynon was in the group around Iolo Morgan was responsible for the development of the modern eisteddfodic tradition. The church is shortly to begin repair and maintenance work.



Church Services

St Barnabas Church 

The services to which all are welcome are as of the beginning of December 2009: 

1st. Sunday
11-00 - Holy Communion 

2nd. Sunday
alternating every other month 10-00 Family Service 4-00 Evening Service 

3rd. Sunday
11-00 Cymun Bendigaid  

4th Sunday
11-00 Bilingual Communion 

St. Barnabas would like to start a Sunday School: if you are interested or would like your child to take part (for example reading, or taking the collection) in any of our Sunday worship please contact the priest in charge.