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St Cynnwr Church (Christian - Anglican)
Church Lane, Llangunnor, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31
Tel: 01267 236369

 

         
 

Llangunnor Church is situated on a hill overlooking the Tywi Valley. The present building probably dates from the 13th Century and is dedicated to St. Cynnwr, who was believed to have been one of the disciples of Dewi Sant. He built a cell, surrounded by a “llan”, which over the years has become the site of the present church.

The church is typically Celtic in design and the bellcote, at its western end, still occupies the site, where St. Cynnwr formerly preached.

Inside the church are many interesting memorials and stained glass windows. One stone tablet commemorates Sir Richard Steele, the well-known Essayist, Dramatist and Politician. The organ, a gift from the Francis family, was installed in 1951 and originally stood in Deri Ormond Mansion, Ceredigion.

From the churchyard there is a panoramic view of the Tywi valley, which is vividly described by the poet Sir Lewis Morris, who is buried there.  Also buried in the churchyard is David Charles, the well-known hymn writer. A granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Charles of Bala is also buried here. Another interesting grave is that of Sir Ewen John Maclean, a noted Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, and an uncle of Donald Maclean, the spy, who died in Moscow some years ago.

In the churchyard are ten yew trees and at least one is over a thousand years old.  This fact was certified by David Bellamy, the late Lord Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury and Robert Hardy.

Llangunnor Church - Service Times

Times for the church services at Llangunnor church are below, the church has amply free parking.

1st Sunday

 

8.00am

Holy Communion (English)

11.00am

Sung Eucharist (English)

2nd Sunday

 

8.00am

Holy Communion (English)

11.00am

Morning Prayer (English)

3rd Sunday

 

8.00am

Holy Communion (English)

11.00am

Sung Eucharist (English)

4th Sunday

 

8.00am

Holy Communion (English)

11.00am

Cymun Bendigaid (Welsh Holy Communion)

5th Sunday

 

8.00am

Holy Communion (English)

11.00am

Joint Benefice Eucharist (alternating with St. Anne's)