Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP, 1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.
Parish statistics; Area 8321 acres; Population 195 males, 181 females, total 376
- Llanfihangel y Pennant Parish Church Attendance - morning 19 "I have two Churches to serve 3 miles apart and cannot have but one service in each, nor can I look after a Sunday School, I alternate the Morning and Evening service in each parish............................." Ellis Roberts Pring, Perpetual Curate
- Penial Chapel, Methodistaidd Erected 1846 Attendance - morning 17 scholars, evening 37 John Vaughan, Deacon, Mais y llan, nr Dolgelley
- Sardis, Independents Erected 1820 Attendance - morning 69, evening 65 Humphrey Jones, Maesypandy