Church Building.

The present building, dating from the 14th century, replaces an earlier pre-Norman place of worship. There are many noteworthy features in this beautiful place of worship, hallowed by the prayers and praises of the faithful over the centuries.

Well worth seeing are :-

  • sepulchral effigies of the 14th century
  • a medieval wall painting discovered in 1870 beneath plaster which was intended to obliterate an early 15th century definition of the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25)

  • a very fine monumental effigy dating from the early 16th century

  • memorials to members of the Williams Wynn family of Wynnstay, Ruabon, who were responsible for many generous benefactions to their parish church

  • sculptures by Michael Rysbrack (1753) and by Joseph Nollekens (1773)

  • a font designed by Robert Adam (1772)

  • two fine chandeliers from the late 18th century

  • two chests, a wooden one dated 1637, and an iron one made in 1738

  • beautiful 19th century stained glass, mostly by Ward & Hughes of London to the design of T. F. Curtis and G. Parlby

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