St Michaels’ Church, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth

The church of St Michael gave the parish its name – the Church of St Michael on the Hill. It is probably a Celtic foundation, said to have been rebuilt in the year 717AD.

The Celtic saint Llawddog was active in this area in the 6th century and it is possible that he was responsible for establishing a llan or small monastic settlement on a spur of land overlooking the river Teifi.

The church was built on a site that was already recognised as special: the dedication to St Michael denotes a place of pre-christian religious use.