The first church on the site, built shortly after 500 AD, would have been made of mud and wattle and was known as Llananno. The first church to be built of stone was built in the 11th or 12th century and was dedicated to St. Mary. The church was probably re-dedicated to St. Peter by one of the Welsh Princes who would have been staying at Llys Rhosyr nearby following the conquest of Gwynedd by Edward 1. The parish was then known as Llanbedr Rhosfair.
Grade II* listed, much of the church is early 14th century. However, the nave was lengthened westwards with a new south porch and double bell-cote in the late 15th century. The church contains a 12th century font and memorials to two 14th century priests. The church is said to be the longest in Anglesey. The impressive stained glass in the chancel was installed in the late 19th century as a gift from Lord Stanley of Penrhos (Holyhead) and of Alderley. It is notable that much of this glass demonstrates the Moorish influence due to his being a convert to Islam.
Address - St. Peter’s Church, Newborough, Anglesey, LL61 6SG. SH 420655
The church is situated one third of a mile south west of the village crossroads, on a minor road leading to Newborough beach.
Wheelchair access is available.
The Church will be open and stewarded on Saturday 28 September between 10am and 4pm. A simple quiz will be available linking all six Churches in the Bro Dwynwen Ministry Area.
These six churches which make up the Bro Dwynwen Ministry Area, S. W. Anglesey, will all be open on the same day. They are generally only open during service times.
There is a service bus which follows the route - no. 42 or 42A, Gwynfor’s Coaches, Bangor to Llangefni. Llanidan and Llangeinwen are accessible on this route (please ask the driver to stop at the church) but, for Llanfairpwll, Llanedwen, Llanfair yn y Cwmwd and Newborough, there is a reasonably long walk from the A4080.