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
An Act of Remembrance was included in our scheduled Morning Prayer service on Nov 3rd - the names of those men from our small parish who gave their lives in the service of their country were read out by our most senior member Mr Ken Rathbone who also gave a most moving account of the impact that the first world war had on his own family. Members of the congregation then followed with anecdotes, memories, readings, and poems - the service was profoundly moving, the personal contributions of the congregation merged with the beautiful simplicity of the alternative Morning Prayer service and the perfectly chosen hymns to produce one of the most memorable services that we have ever held at St Cynllo's - it truly was a very special event.
The Church was prepared and decorated beautifully in preparation for the service with the most exquisite flowers of red, pink, and white set against fronds of fern and trailing ivy.
A display of photographs and biographies of the men who gave their lives was set up
A book 'Drawing Fire' by Pte Len Smith was raffled on the day to raise money for the Welsh Memorial in Flanders Campaign.
Each window was decorated with vases of red roses with candles alight during the service in memory of the fallen.
The altar colours were changed to red as the church year enters Kingdom 1
Refreshments followed the service where we enjoyed some wonderfully decorated cakes, and much good fellowship.
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