Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Virgin Mary And Saint Abaskhyroun, Llandudno

The Coptic Orthodox Church dedicated to The Virgin Mary And Saint Abaskhyroun was established in Llandudno in 2006. It uses the former Ebeneser Welsh Methodist Chapel on Trinity Avenue, which had been in use until 2003 by the Llandudno United Welsh Church.

The datestone indicates that the church was built in 1893 but I haven't been able to find any further details regarding its history.

As the notice indicates, it was consecrated as a Coptic Church on March 29th 2008 by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark and Overseas. Older foundation stones appear to have been whitened out.

It is one of only two Coptic churches in Wales. See Church website.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.


  1. lovely little church named after another saint unknown to be.

  2. Such interesting architecture. Visiting from InSPIREd Sunday!

  3. Coptic churches seem a rarity in this part of the world as well. The architecture is appealing.

  4. I don't think we have any Coptic church buildings here but i believe there is a small Coptic congregation.


  5. That's a new one on me. Looks a nice old chapel which is still in use

  6. I've never heard of Pope Shenouda before but I know almost nothing about the Orthodox Church. In the last photo it looks like they should've painted the sides of the church white too rather than just the front