In the 19th century under the leadership of Rev Pritchard Hughes and Canon Powell Jones the parish church underwent two major restorations. 

In 1873 the interior was rebuilt, losing the original Norman style which had been in existence for hundreds of years.

The restoration was greatly influenced by John Prichard the diocesan architect responsible for the restoration of Llandaff Cathedral at the same time. He was a member of the gentrified Prichard family of neighbouring Colenna and had a close association with the parish.

The restoration cost £3,000 and introduced a certain charm and beauty of a Victorian Gothic design. 

In 1894 the West End was completely restored, costing a further £1,200. The bells were rehung and a 4ft deep white marble baptistry, was placed under the floor of the choir vestry. 

The baptistery consists of a tank four feet deep and divided in two parts with the priest standing on the one side and the candidate on the other. The first to use the baptistry on Thursday, November 4, 1897 was Grace Williams who was baptised by Rev Daniel Fisher.

A carved oak screen was also installed in memory of Canon Powell Jones who died in the vicarage in 1883. His contribution to the lives of local children and their education made him a well-respected figure in the community.

More famously the church introduced new stained glass window by Burne Jones over the altar featuring an unbearded depiction of Christ.