Two sisters, Ceinwen and Dwynwen, founded this church and the now-ruined church on nearby Llanddwyn Island. Both churches were subsequently dedicated to their founders, which is unusual.
The present building at Llangeinwen is 12th century and has been in constant use since then. It is grade II* listed. The north and south walls of the nave are of this period, those of the chancel being medieval. The north chapel was added in 19th century as was the tower; gravestones of 9th and 11th centuries are built into the buttresses. The decorated stone font is 13th century. There is a blocked up 12th century doorway on the north wall of the nave. The brass chandeliers are from the early 19th century.
Address - St. Ceinwen's Church, Llangeinwen (Dwyran), Anglesey, LL61 6RD. SH 439658
The church is situated on a sharp bend on the A4080 just outside Dwyran.
Wheelchair access is available.
The church will be open and stewarded on Saturday 28 September between 10am and 4pm. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served, and a simple quiz will be available linking all six churches in the Bro Dwynwen Ministry Area.
These six churches which make up the Bro Dwynwen Ministry Area, S. W. Anglesey, will all be open on the same day. They are generally only open during service times.
There is a service bus which follows the route - no. 42 or 42A, Gwynfor’s Coaches, Bangor to Llangefni. Llanidan and Llangeinwen are accessible on this route (please ask the driver to stop at the church) but, for Llanfairpwll, Llanedwen, Llanfair yn y Cwmwd and Newborough, there is a reasonably long walk from the A4080.