A place to turn up your coat collar and watch the sun’s rays lengthen the shadows, St. Patrick’s Church at Llanbadrig sits on a lonely headland. Dating back to AD440, it’s one of the oldest sites on Anglesey. The Welsh name Llanbadrig means ‘Church of St. Patrick’. Legend has it that Patrick was shipwrecked on Ynys Badrig, found refuge in a cave and water in a nearby well and later founded the church to give thanks to God.
I love that feeling of remoteness and serenity, and there’s something wonderful and unfathomable about the Welsh language too. I suspect that it will appeal to my friend Paula, who is patiently Waiting over at Thursday’s Special.
What was I waiting for? Why, the church to open in May, of course.
Wishing you all a blessed Easter. Fuller details and a peak inside the church can be found at Anglesey-Hidden-Gems.