Much of the information contained on this website has been drawn from the excellent guidebook to St Cynllo's written by Rev. Brian Whatmore - this lovingly written and scholarly guide is highly recommended for those who would like to learn more about the history of this beautiful Church.
Copies of the guidebook
are available at the
“For, like a grain of fire
smoldering in the heart
of every living essence
God plants His undivided power -
Buries His thought too vast
In seeds and roots and blade
(“The Sowing of Meanings”
Figures for an Apocalypse)
"St Cynllo's is a model of how a churchyard
should be managed to encourage wildlife"
(Author of 'A Flora of Cardiganshire')
For the past few years the churchyard has been carefully managed to encourage the return of many wild flowers and grasses, and to increase and protect the biodiversity of this ancient haven of fauna and flora.
To respect nature is to recognize that all creatures and objects have a unique place in God’s creation. When we become sensitive to God’s world around us, we grow more conscious also of God’s world within us. Beginning to see nature as a work of God, we begin to see our own place as human beings within nature.
At St Cynllo's we realize that our responsibility within creation and our duty toward nature and the Creator are both an essential part of our faith.”
In that tradition and spirit .....
Today (Friday July 1st) saw the first of the areas of long grass in the old part of the churchyard being cut and raked by hand - essential to encourage the spread of wild flowers and grasses - (many thanks to Sarah from the Old Rectory for volunteering her help for the afternoon)
Photos - 1/7/16
Click to open churchyard plan