St Mary’s is decidedly religion without pretension – simple massively structured walls (recently limewashed by Ned Scharer) sheltering a space in which there seems to be no differentiation by wealth. Everybody sits on a backless plank trenched at one end into a low stone wall and supported at the other by a timber paddle.
Designed by ‘Wales’ first architect’ John Jones and of the first churches in the county built according to the principles of the Ecclesiological Society; preaching the ‘virtues’ of the Gothic style – with deep chancels to concentrate the mind on the altar and a prime location by the entrance into the interior for the font.
St Cynhaearn was vested with the Friends in 2003 and we are fortunate that it has strong local support. It sits on the former island in Llyn Ystumllyn at the end of an ancient causeway.