This building was erected in the 1850s, on the foundations of an older church. The architect was a Mr Withers of London. There is a font, said to be of pre-Norman origin, outside, by the front porch, indicating earlier history of worship in the community.
The churchyard shows the maritime roots of Aberporth, with many memorials to sailors and those lost at sea. A survey of the graves was undertaken some years ago and may be of interest to those doing genealogical research.
Saint Cynwyl was the son of Dunawd, Dunawd and his three sons are said to have founded the Monastry of Bangor-is-Coed, Flintshire. Saint Cynwyl is mentioned in the ancient Welsh tale of Culhwch ac Olwen as "the third man that escaped from the Battle of Camlan, and he was the last who parted from Arthur, on Hengroen his horse." The Battle of Camlan was in 537.
(information & old photos taken from 'The Church & Village of Aberporth' "issued under the Auspices of the Parochial church Council of St St Cynwyl's Church" in the 1930s
For archaeological details please see the Dyfed Archeology website : St Cynwyl, Aberporth, Ceredigion - Dyfed Archaeological Trust (dyfedarchaeology.org.uk)