SAINT CEWYDD'S, DISERTH
The Parish of Diserth, which inlcudes this Church and Saint David's Church in Howey, has been part of the Llandrindod Group since 1987. The church is on the road from the A483 at Howey towards Newbridge. Follow the sign fo Quackers.
The church is dedicated to Saint Cewydd, one of the less commonly commemorated saints who is thought to have lived in the 6th century. There is a legend about his burial being delayed by rain similar to the story of Saint Swithun.
The location suggests an early medieval origin, but as is normal in the rural churches of Powys there is no direct evidence of such an early beginning. The name Diserth means a deserted place in Welsh
Much of this Church building seems to date back to the 1400's. Inside you step back in time with box pews dating back to the 1600's and the triple decker pulpit dated 1687.
Today, as well as being open for visitors, the Church hosts Evensong on a Sunday afternoon from June to September at 3pm, and there is also a popular Epiphany Carol Service held in the Church on the Sunday nearest 6th January.
The interior of the Church with the box pews and the three decked pulpit is shown below