St Cynidr was a 6th-century Catholic pre-congregational saint of South Wales and first Bishop of Glasbury, Powys.

Cynidr's Well, Ffynnon Gynydd


Cynidr is buried in Glasbury,[1] where he is venerated with a feast day of April 27.

The Parochial church of St Cynidr (St Kenider) at Glasbury commemorates his work although the current church was built c.1088AD. A holy well in the town is also attributed to him.


Church of St Eigon.

Cynidr was the son of St. Gwladys,[2] grand son of King Brychan and the brother of St Eigon, the Patron Saint of Llanigon,[3][4] near Glasbury.


  1. ^ Lives of the British Saints. 2, p.258.
  2. ^ T. D. Breverton, A Book of Welsh Saints (Cyhoeddiadau Glyndwr, 2000).
  3. ^ Church at Llanigon Archived August 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ S. Baring-Gould, The Lives of the British Saints Vol. 3.