St Ceinwr Church

Llangunnor, United Kingdom

The parish church of Saint Ceinwr is the resting place of David Charles the famous Welsh hymn-writer. The oldest part of the present church building dates possibly from the 14th century, But the site has probably been a holy place since the earliest years of Celtic Christianity.

The vicars of St Ceinwr's can be traced back to at least 1661 and are recorded on the Incumbent board inside the church.

A stone tablet inside the church commemorates the well-known essayist and politician Sir Richard Steele. The organ was a gift from the Francis family, installed in 1951, and originally stood in the mansion at Deri Ormond, Betws Bledrws, Ceredigion.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Caio The Cymro Evans (3 years ago)
Lovely Place
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A lovely small church.
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