st cynllo's church



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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


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This website has been set up to help to preserve and promote the beautiful Church of St Cynllo's to try to ensure that it has a long and prosperous future, to encourage all to enjoy the stunning setting and take part in the wonderful services, to make full use of the beautiful building and its wonderful location as a marvellously fitting venue for Weddings and Christenings, and as a most peaceful and spiritual place for Memorial and Commemoration services.


We also welcome the chance visitor or cultural tourist who is lucky enough to have discovered this jewel nestling in the heart of rural Wales, their visit will be a fortunate one - few people experience the loveliness of this wonderful Church without leaving with a memory (or photograph !) to treasure and enjoy.

This beautiful Church has been described as one of the finest examples of a High Victorian Church to be found anywhere in Wales and is one of very few Grade II* listed buildings to be found in Ceredigion.


It is a busy, active Church with a regular schedule of services continuing the long history of Llangynllo as a place of worship since the 6th Century


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The view from the South, looking across the Old Rectory paddock on a late summer evening.


The view from the South-West seen from the path to the Rectory


The church is usually kept locked, so if you are planning a visit and would like to see inside the church, please get in touch with any of the contact numbers listed below for assistance.



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Our Vicar - Rev. Gareth Reid and family


Rev Gareth Reid

Y Ficerdy/The Vicarage

Tanyfron, Well Street

Llandysul, SA44 4DR

[email protected]

Tel: 01559 363874


Mr Nigel Pugh, Gwelfor, Maenygroes, New Quay, Ceredigion SA45 9RL

Tel: 07751839979

Email: [email protected]



Mrs Judith Stevens, Llys Helyg, Coed y Bryn, Llandysul SA44 5LQ

Tel: 01239858920



Ms Sarah Foster-Russell

Old Llangynllo Rectory, Coed y Bryn, Llandysul SA44 5LT

Email: [email protected]


Gift Aid Secretary & Local and Church History contact

Mrs Sue Wright - 01239 851190 - Email:  [email protected]



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St Cynllo's is wheelchair friendly - we have access ramps and a wheelchair available at all times.