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Hope Parish Church
St. Cynfarch & St. Cyngar
Sant Cynfarch & Sant Cyngar
Cyf. AO/OS Ref.:
SJ 185763
Gradd/Grade I
Cyn/Pre 1974:
Sir Fflint/Flintshire
1974 - 1996:
Ers/Since 1996:
Sir y Fflint/Flintshire

"The parish is divided by the river Alyn into two parts; that above the river, called Hope Medachiad, comprises the townships of Uwchmynydd (subdivided into Uwch and Issa), Cymau, Caergwrle and Rhanberfedd; and that below the river those of Hope Owen, Estyn and Shordley. The total area contains 9171 acres, but a portion was transferred to the daughter parish of Llanfynydd in 1843, leaving to the mother church an area of 5171 acres, with a population of 3075."
[From The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , Ven. D.R. Thomas, 1908]

There is evidence that a wooden church stood on the site during the twelfth century. This was replaced by a stone building in the late thirteenth century. The north nave was built circa 1500, with the tower being added some years later. Extensive "restoration" took place in 1859, and again in 1885.

Urgent and extensive structural repairs to the fabric of the church were undertaken during the year 2000; and the church was re-opened, and re-dedicated by the Bishop of St. Asaph, on Sunday, 17 December 2000.

The church at Hope is currently dedicated to Saint Cynfarch and Saint Cyngar; although at various times in the past it appears to have been dedicated to either one or the other.

For family history information about the church and parish, visit the GenUKI Hope page.

Diweddarwyd y tudalen ddiwethaf 1af Awst 2014 - This page was last revised 1st August 2014
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