At one time the church was said to have been possessed by an evil spirit, whose “hideous face” was seen looking out of the windows and leering at passers-by. It was removed by the efforts of prayer and ‘attached’ to two unfortunate oxen, which were driven into the lake – since named Llyn Dau Ychen, which means the Lake of the Two Oxen.
Sometime during the 19th Century, a Dr Davies of Cerrigydrudion was awoken one winter night by a voice calling his name. The voice originated from outside his home. On looking outside he could see nobody about, so returned to bed. However, the voice persisted in an urgent tone asking for him to travel to Cerrigydrudion Farm, which lay about three miles away.
Unable to see anybody, he nevertheless made his way to the Farm. Upon his arrival he found the farmers wife in labour, with some complications. His arrival, though unexpected was a welcome sight for the worried couple. Was the ghostly voice some sort of guardian angel for the occupiers of Cerrigydrudion Farm?