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St Cynllo's Church, Llangynllo

To find a church of this quality lost at the end of a country cul-de-sac, through a farmyard, is one of the special delights of West Wales. It was designed by John Middleton of Cheltenham and built in 1869-70 in the Early English style. Polychrome banding decorates the wall planes in this strong and simply shaped church. To use a contemporary phrase, this is a "muscular church" an architectural manifestation of the Oxford Movement.

The parish asked us to prepare a report. It became apparent that its tiny membership was facing a substantial repair project but available funds barely covered our bill with none left for the project. My good friend Malcolm Jefferies volunteered to co-ordinate an appeal and, incredibly, managed to raise the £128,000 needed.