St David’s – 1 Penrhyn Beach East Penrhyn Bay Llandudno LL30 3NT
This church was built in 1963 to a design by Rosier and Whitestone of Cheltenham, to replace a wooden church of 1929.
I had previously cycled by on one of my tours of North Wales – stopping to snap the elegant exterior.
On this occasion I contacted the church to arrange access to the interior – the building is open from 10.00 – 12.00 most weekdays.
The church has been recommended for listing in this CADW report on post war architecture in Wales.
St David’s deserves listing, a distinctive building with a remote slate clad campanile.
The interior does not disappoint, a light and airy space with confident curved wooden roof struts and clear angled arched windows.
My thanks to the kindly parishioner Alan, who made me more than welcome on the day of my visit.
Sadly the bell is no longer seated – its shell cracked and the wooden support rotted away.
Let’s take a look inside.
The organ pipes are purely decorative – the current console being digital.
Thanks again all for your time and informative conversation.