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The Open Church Network

Opening the Doors to the Historic Churches of Wrexham.

Discover Our Living, Working Heritage

Experience a fascinating journey of discovery in history, architecture and faith invested in a remarkable group of open churches that have been offering a warm welcome to visitors and pilgrims.

Unique Stories

Learn of prince Owain Glyndwr, poet R S Thomas, university benefactor Elihu Yale and many other fascinating people, through information on display and in leaflets. Generations of famous Welshmen are captured in the monuments and inscriptions, with relics of Roman times; effigies of Welsh heroes; tributes to brave and eccentric knights, adventurers, and wealthy benefactors.

Classic Architecture

Discover Norman origins, Gothic arches, Perpendicular style pillars and arts and crafts decoration. Stand in awe of churches built in a grand style, be charmed by a converted tithe barn, by box pews and great bell towers.

Idyllic Settings

Whether surrounded by trees, beside a meandering stream or river, amidst rural fields or tiny villages, or even in the heart of a town, each of our churches offer an oasis of calm, and welcoming outdoor picnic areas.

A Sense of History

Church history embodies the life of the local community. Let you imagination fly as you read of ancient foundations, Civic War troubles, Victorian church foundings, and the two World Wars, and bear silent witness to the lives and experiences of past generations.

Part of the Community

Our churches remain the centres of local communities, at the heart of town and village life. Here great choirs and small music groups still perform in wonderful settings, and communities worship every Sunday, yet they are open (some by appointment) to all who wish to visit, imagine and wonder.

Finding Your Way

Use the key and map to plan your visits around the Open Church Network.