St Mary's Church, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf

St Mary's Church, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf is a small medieval church in Anglesey, north Wales. The earliest parts of the building, including the nave and the north doorway, date from the 14th century. Other parts, including the chancel and the east window, date from the 15th century. It is associated with the Welsh poet and clergyman Goronwy Owen, who was born nearby and served as curate here. He later travelled to America to teach at The College of William & Mary, Virginia.

St Mary's Church, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf
The south side of the church
St Mary's Church, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf
location in Anglesey
OS grid referenceSH 506 829
LocationLlanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf, Anglesey
CountryWales, United Kingdom
DenominationChurch in Wales
WebsiteParish website
History
StatusChurch
Founded14th century
DedicationSt Mary
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II*
Designated12 May 1970
Architect(s)Henry Kennedy (1847 renovations)
StyleMedieval
Specifications
Length52 ft 6 in (16.0 m)
Nave width16 ft 3 in (5.0 m)
MaterialsRubble masonry
Administration
ParishLlanfair Mathafarn Eithaf with Llanbedrgoch with Pentraeth
DeaneryTindaethwy and Menai
ArchdeaconryBangor
DioceseDiocese of Bangor
ProvinceProvince of Wales
Clergy
RectorVenerable R P Davies

The church is still in use for worship, as part of the Church in Wales, as one of three churches in the combined parish of Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf with Llanbedrgoch with Pentraeth. It is a Grade II* listed building, a national designation given to "particularly important buildings of more than special interest",[1] because it is a "good rural church retaining substantial medieval fabric."[2]