Cyngar of Llangefni

  • supp. fl. 6th century?
  • saints of Wales
  • Llangefni, Hope ... Flintshire
Patron saint of Llangefni, Anglesey, and Hope (olim Llangyngar), Flintshire; apparently the saint of this name who is described as kinsman of St Cybi in the latter’s Life. He may be related to St Cungar of Congresbury, whose Life attributes to him two unspecified foundations in Glamorgan.
Cf. CyngarCyngar
(supp. fl. early 8th century)
Cyngar of Congresbury, Cungar of Congresbury
Patron saint of Congresbury (Cungres-byrig) in Somerset, to which it supposedly gave its name. His origins are obscure. It has been suggested that he was originally a Welsh/British saint, and/or that he was invented to explain the placename and equip Congresbury with an origin story, based perhaps on a version of the Welsh saint. His vita shows certain affinities with 12th-century Welsh Latin hagiography associated with Caradog and the monastery of Llancarfan.
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See also: CybiCybi
(fl. 6th century)
St Cybi, saint of Caergybi (Holyhead) and reputed founder of other churches.
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Hope [Flintshire]Hope ... Flintshire
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LlangefniLlangyngar ... Llangefni

Church on the river Cefni in Anglesey, which has given its name to the modern county town and parish.

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Reference works
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
Costambeys (Marios) [id. 6910. ‘Cyngar [St Cyngar, Cungar, Congar, Cungarus] (supp. fl. early 8th cent.)’] direct link
Welsh biography online, Online: National Library of Wales, 2009–present. URL: <>.
Emanuel (Hywel David) [id. s-CYNG-AR0-0500. ‘CYNGAR, saint (fl. 6th century)’] direct link
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