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The Diocese of Llandaff is an Anglican (Church in Wales) diocese that traces its roots to pre-Reformation times as heir of a Catholic bishopric. It is headed by the Bishop of Llandaff, whose seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Llandaff, a suburb of Cardiff. It currently covers most of the former Welsh county of Glamorgan, but once stretched from the River Towy to the middle of the Wye Valley.

Diocese of Llandaff

Esgobaeth Llandaf
Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Llandaff.svg
Ecclesiastical provinceWales
ArchdeaconriesLlandaff, Morgannwg, Margam
CathedralLlandaff Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopJune Osborne
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Map of the dioceses in the Church in Wales
Llandaff Cathedral


Archdeaconries and deaneriesEdit

The diocese of Llandaff is divided into three archdeaconries : Llandaff, Margam and Morgannwg.

Diocese Archdeaconry Deanery Paid clergy Churches Population People/clergy People/church Churches/clergy
Diocese of Llandaff Archdeaconry of Llandaff Deanery of Cardiff 13 21 180,008 13,847 8,572 1.62
Deanery of Llandaff 14 17 102,475 7,320 6,028 1.21
Deanery of Penarth and Barry 11 21 92,927 8,448 4,425 1.91
Archdeaconry of Margam Deanery of Bridgend 9 28 104,581 11,620 3,735 3.11
Deanery of Margam 10 18 83,908 8,391 4,662 1.8
Deanery of Neath 8 20 71,773 8,972 3,589 2.5
Deanery of Vale of Glamorgan 9 34 36,726 4,081 1,080 3.78
Archdeaconry of Morgannwg Deanery of Cynon Valley 7 16 58,574 8,368 3,661 2.29
Deanery of Merthyr Tydfil & Caerphilly 11 27 140,015 12,729 5,186 2.45
Deanery of Pontypridd 6 12 69,889 11,648 5,824 2
Deanery of Rhondda 7 20 85,313 12,188 4,266 2.86
Total/averages 105 234 1,026,191 9,773 4,385 2.23
Archdeacons of Llandaff

See Archdeacon of Llandaff

Archdeacons of Margam

See Archdeacon of Margam

Archdeacons of Morgannwg

Pre-reformation history : Catholic bishopricEdit

Legendary foundationEdit

The diocese was reputedly founded in 560 or earlier by Saint Teilo, during the monastic movement initiated by Saint Dubricius who presided over several monasteries in Ergyng, including Hentland and Moccas. Dubricius is said to have made Teilo abbot of this daughter monastery at Llandaff, which after Dubricius' death became a monastic cathedral and the chief monastery in South Wales. Saint Dubricius is usually given as the first bishop.

Places mentioned in the 'Book of Llandaff'

The early history of diocese is, however, highly controversial, because the chief authority, the diocesan charters in the Book of Llandaff, though dating from the late 6th century, were considerably doctored to raise Llandaff's profile when they were copied in the early 12th century. Similarly, the saints' 'lives' therein have little basis in fact. Gilbert Hunter Doble and others have clearly demonstrated that there is no evidence that Saints Dubricius and Teilo had anything to do with Llandaff. Dubricius was only active in Ergyng and Gwent, while Teilo's associations with Llandaff have been transferred from his great abbey at Llandeilo Fawr.[citation needed]

Early timesEdit

The original church at Llandaff (perhaps a monastery) may well have been an early foundation. However, it is likely to have been founded by Saint Oudoceus rather than Saint Teilo. The early episcopal authority in the area was, indeed, in Ergyng and Gwent, originally under Dubricius and then his disciples. Their base may have been at Welsh Bicknor, Kenderchurch or Glasbury. Teilo's foundation at Llandeilo may have superseded Ergyng in the mid-7th century or, as David Nash Ford suggests, the two may have remained the seats of independent, yet parallel, bishoprics, as late as the mid-9th century. Both had accepted the ways of the Roman Catholic Church in 777.

There certainly seems to have only been a single diocese by the late 9th century, based at Llandeilo. The Bishops were known as 'Bishop of Teilo'. When exactly the bishop's cathedra (and the Teilo traditions) moved to Llandaff, however, is not clear. Ford, again, suggests a date not much later, after the death of Bishop Nobis in 874. However, a date in the early 11th century or even later cannot be ruled out. The bishops of Llandaff long maintained absolute independence within their own territories, and the rights and privileges of the Church of Llandaff were extensive. However, there is a tradition that by 872, the bishops had already, nominally at least, accepted the authority of the English Province of Canterbury. Certainly this was the case by 982. The first Saxon bishop, Wulfrith, had been installed in 930, though he may have been of dual-nationality.

Norman times onwardsEdit

After the Norman Conquest of south-east Wales in the 1090s, the archbishops of Canterbury began to exercise their jurisdiction over Wales, and Saint Anselm placed Bishop Herewald of Llandaff under interdict. Herewald's successor, Urban, was consecrated at Canterbury, after taking an oath of canonical obedience to the archbishop, and from that time Llandaff became a full dependent of Canterbury. Standing difficulties were the admixture of race and language due to the English settlements and the ignorance and incontinence of the Welsh clergy, who had ceased to observe celibacy and gave scandal to the Normans and English alike. A reform was gradually effected, chiefly by the establishment of new monasteries and mendicant houses. The Book of Llandaff, now at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, reflects Urban's territorial ambitions for his diocese. The present cathedral dates substantially from his time, 1120 and later.

Catholic OrdinariesEdit

Suffragan Bishops of Landaff
incomplete – first centuries lacking
  • John de Egglescliffe, Dominican Order (O.P.) (1323.06.20 – death 1347.01.02), previously Bishop of Connor (Ireland) (1322 – 1323.06.20)
  • John Paschal, Carmelite Order (O. Carm.) (1347.02.19 – death 1361.10.11)
  • Roger Cradock, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1361.12.15 – death 1382.06.22), previously Bishop of Waterford (Ireland) (1350.03.02 – 1361.12.15)
  • Thomas Rushook (Thomas Rushooke), O.P. (1383.05.03 – 1385.11.07), next Bishop of Chichester (England) (1385.11.07 – 1388), Bishop of Brefinnia (Ireland) (1388 – ?retired 1390?), died 1393
  • William Bottlesham (1385.12.02 – 1389.08.27), previously Bishop of Bethléem à Clamecy ('Bethelehem' exiled in Burgundy, France) (1383 – 1385.12.02); later Bishop of Rochester (England) (1389.08.27 – death 1400.02)
  • Robert Tideman of Winchcombe (1393 – 1395.06.15), next Bishop of Worcester (England) (1395.06.15 – death 1401.06.13)
  • John Burghill (1396.04.12 – 1398.07.02), next Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (England) (1398.07.02 – death 1414.05.20)
  • ...


Anglican ReformationEdit

In the religious turmoil of the 16th century, the Bishop of Llandaff, Anthony Kitchin, was the only bishop in office at the accession of Elizabeth I who acquiesced in the religious changes and was accounted an apostate by fellow Catholics. He died in 1563. Rome had already decided to suppress the Catholic see in 1530;

Thereafter, there continued a line of Anglican bishops up to the present day. Some of these showed aptitude for the conditions of the post, e. g. Blethyn and Morgan (the translator of the Bible), also those appointed under Charles II. Another Morgan suffered many years imprisonment for his Laudian convictions. The administration of the diocese suffered from its poor endowment and limited patronage, leading at the end of the 18th century to non-resident bishops (e.g. Watson) and the holding with other ecclesiastical benefices (such as the Deanery of St. Paul's). Failure to speak Welsh characterised the bishops during this period. Bishop Ollivant notably took up the challenge of providing churches for the newly industrialised valleys. The population explosion created pressure for the division of the diocese, which was put into effect with Disestablishment. The diocese remained part of the Province of Canterbury until the creation of the Church in Wales on 31 March 1920.

In the 20th century Anglo-Catholic parishes were numerous and gave a distinctive High Church character to the diocese. Opposition to the ordination of female priests was widespread and their introduction delayed for some time.[clarification needed]

Catholic successorsEdit

When the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cardiff was founded on 7 February 1916, it was considered[by whom?] the restoration of the Catholic see of Llandaf, enjoying its apostolic succession, although its territory was reassigned from the simultaneously suppressed Diocese of Newport.[citation needed]

It was however on territory of the concurrently suppressed Catholic Roman Catholic Diocese of Newport (originally Newport and Menevia), which had been established in 1840 as Apostolic Vicariate of the Welsh District, on territory split from the Anglo-Welsh Apostolic Vicariate of the Western District. It was no assigned a co-cathedral not saw its title revived, its Former Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Dyfrig, St. Telio and St. Euddogwy, in Llandaff remaining a Protestant church.

List of churchesEdit

Last fully updated 12 September 2018.

Deanery of CardiffEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Cardiff (Dewi Sant)
  • Vicar: Dyfrig Lloyd
  • NSM: Rhian Linecar
Castle (east) 2,119 [1]
Cardiff City Parish (St John the Baptist)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
  • NSM: Rhian Linecar
Castle (west) [2]
Cardiff (St German) (St Saviour)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Phelim O'Hare
Adamsdown, Splott 21,994 [3]
Cardiff (St Mary)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Cardiff
  • Priest-in-Charge: Dean Atkins
Butetown 10,125 [4]
Canton (St Catherine)1
  • Team Rector: Mark Preece
  • Team Vicar: Emma Rees-Kenny
Canton, Pontcanna, Riverside 28,075 [5]
Canton (St John)1 [6]
Canton Cardiff (St Luke)1
  • St Luke, Canton
Cardiff (Christ Church) Roath Park
  • Christ Church, Roath Park
  • Priest-in-Charge: Trystan Hughes
  • NSM: Jordan Hillebert
Cyncoed (part) 5,574 [8]
Cathays (St Andrew & St Teilo) (St Michael & All Angels)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Caroline Downs
  • NSM: Margaret Underdown
Cathays 18,002 [9]
  • St Michael & All Angels, Cathays
Gabalfa (St Mark)
  • St Mark, Gabalfa
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
  • Curate: Jim Griffiths
Gabalfa, Heath, Tremorfa 23,057 [10]
Tremorfa (St Philip) Conventional District
  • St Philip's Community Church, Tremorfa
Grangetown (St Paul) with Cardiff St Dyfrig & St Samson
  • SS Dyfrig & Samson, Grangetown
  • Priest-in-Charge: David Morris
Grangetown 19,385 [12]
Lisvane (St Denys)
  • Vicar: Christopher Burr
Lisvane 3,707 [13]
Llanishen (St Isan) (St Faith)
  • Vicar: Michael Witcombe
Llanishen, Thornhill 17,147 [14]
Roath (St Margaret) (St Anne) (St Edward)
  • Vicar: Stewart Lisk
  • NSM: John Rhys Jenkins
Penylan 12,657 [15]
Roath (St Martin)
  • Vicar: Irving Hamer
  • NSM: Thomas Watkin
Roath 18,166 [16]

1on the Church in Wales site these benefices are placed in the Llandaff deanery

Deanery of LlandaffEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Caerau with Ely (St David) (St Timothy)
  • St David, Cowbridge Road West
  • St Timothy, Caerau
  • Vicar: Jesse Smith
  • Curate: Christopher Lee
Caerau 11,318 [17]
Fairwater (St Peter)
  • St Peter, Fairwater
  • Vicar: Colin Sutton
Fairwater 12,981 [18]
Glan Ely (Resurrection)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Jan Gould
  • Curate: David Jones
Ely 14,603 [19]
Llandaff (Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul with St Dyfrig, St Teilo and St Euddogwy) Llandaff 8,997 [20]
Pentyrch (St Cadwg) and Capel Llanillterne
  • St Catwg, Pentyrch
  • St David, Groesfaen
  • St Ellteyrn, Capel Llanilltern
  • Vicar: Michael John
Pentyrch, Pont-y-clun (Groesfaen area) 6,101 [21]
St Fagans (St Mary) and Michaelston-Super-Ely
  • Priest-in-Charge: Frances Jackson
St Fagans 2,535 [22]
Radyr (St John the Baptist) (Christ Church)
  • Rector: Vacant
Radyr and Morganstown 6,417 [23]
Tongwynlais (St Michael) (St James)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Zoe King
Taffs Well, Tongwynlais 5,622 [24]
Whitchurch (St Mary) (St Thomas) (All Saints)
  • All Saints, Llandaff North
  • All Saints, Rhiwbina
  • St Mary, Whitchurch (MED)
  • St Thomas, Whitchurch
  • Team Rector: John Davis
  • Team Vicar: Maria Flipse
  • Team Vicar: Peter Mortimer
  • Curate: Nicholas Gill
  • Hon. Curate: Hubert Lewis
Llandaff North, Rhiwbina, Whitchurch 33,901 [25]

Deanery of Penarth and BarryEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Barry (All Saints) (St Baruc) (St Dyfan and St Teilo)
  • SS Dyfan & Teilo, Barry
  • St Cadoc, Cadoxton
  • St Mary, Barry Dock
  • St Baruc, Barry Island
  • All Saints, Barry
  • Team Rector: Ben Andrews
  • Team Vicar: Robert Parrish
  • Team Vicar: Kevin Lake
  • Curate: Chris Seaton
Barry 51,502 [26]
Penarth (All Saints) (St Peter)
  • All Saints, Penarth
  • St Peter, Old Cogan
  • Vicar: Peter Cox
  • Curate: Sandra Birdsall
Penarth (Plymouth & Stanwell EDs) 10,252 [27]
Penarth (St Augustine) (Holy Nativity) and Llandough
  • Priest-in-Charge: Mark Jones
  • Curate: Rosemary Hill
  • NSM: Richard Griffiths
Llandough, Penarth (Cornerswell & St Augustine's EDs) 13,808 [28]
Penmark (St Mary) with Llancarfan with Llantrithyd
  • Hon. Priest-in-Charge: Derek Belcher
Llancarfan, Rhoose (Penmark area) 736 [29]
Porthkerry (St Curig) and Rhoose
  • St Peter, Rhoose
  • St Curig, Porthkerry
  • Priest-in-Charge: Melanie Prince
Rhoose (most) 6,171 [30]
St Andrews Major (St Andrew) (St Peter) with Michaelston-Le-Pit
  • Priest-in-Charge: Andrew James
  • Curate/Priest-in-Charge: Jon Ormrod
Dinas Powys, Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith, Sully and Lavernock, Wenvoe 10,458 [31]
Sully (St John the Baptist)
  • St John the Baptist, Sully
Wenvoe (St Mary) and St Lythans
  • St Bleddian, St Lythans
  • St Mary, Wenvoe

Deanery of BridgendEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Coity (St Mary), Nolton and Brackla with Coychurch
  • Rector: Michael Komor
  • Curate: Mark Broadway
Brackla, Bridgend (Oldcastle), Coity Higher, Coychurch Lower 23,991 [34]
Ewenny (St Michael) with St Brides Major
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
  • NSM: Moira Spence
Ewenny, St Bride's Major 2,708 [35]
Laleston (St David) and Merthyr Mawr with Penyfai
  • Priest-in-Charge: Anthony Beer
Laleston, Merthyr Mawr, Newcastle Higher 16,899 [36]
Llandyfodwg (St Tyfodwg) and Cwm Ogwr
  • St Tyfodwg, Llandyfodwg
  • St David, Ogmore Vale
  • Priest-in-Charge: Julian Jenkins
Ogmore Valley 7,954 [37]
Llangeinor (St Ceinor) and the Garw Valley
  • St David, Pontycymmer
  • St Ceinwyr, Llangeinor
  • Priest-in-Charge: Roger Pitman
Garw Valley (Llangeinor & Pontycymmer EDs) 3,742 [38]
Llangynwyd (St Cynwyd) (St Tydfil) with Maesteg
  • St Tydfil, Bryn
  • St Cynwyd, Llangynwyd
  • St David, Maesteg
  • St Michael, Maesteg
  • Vicar: Vacant
Bryn, Llangynwyd Middle, Maesteg (Maesteg West ED) 8,808 [39]
Llanharan (St Julius and St Aaron) with Peterston-Super-Montem
  • SS Julius & Aaron, Llanharan
  • St Peter, Brynna
  • Priest-in-Charge: Barbara Wood
Llanharan (most) 3,465 [40]
Llanilid (St Illid and St Curig) with Pencoed
  • SS Ilid & Curig, Llanilid
  • St David, Pencoed
  • St Paul, Heol-y-Cyw
  • Rector: Ian Hodges
Coychurch Higher, Llanharan (Llanilid area), Pencoed 10,054 [41]
Llansantffraid, Bettws and Aberkenfig
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
Garw Valley (Bettws ED), Llangynwyd Lower, St Bride's Minor, Ynysawdre 12,074 [42]
Newcastle (St Illtud)
  • St Illtyd, Newcastle
  • Vicar: David Lloyd
Bridgend (Newcastle & Morfa EDs) 10,113 [43]
Troedrhiwgarth (St Mary the Virgin)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Maesteg
  • Vicar: Christopher Reaney
Maesteg (Maesteg East ED) 4,773 [44]

Deanery of MargamEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Baglan (St Catherine) (St Baglan)
  • Priest-in-Charge/Curate: Elaine Jenkyns
  • Priest-in-Charge/Curate: Steve Jenkyns
Baglan, Baglan Bay, Cwmavon 12,434 [45]
Cwmafan (St Michael)
  • St Michael, Cwmavon
Kenfig Hill (St Theodore)
  • St Theodore, Kenfig Hill
  • Priest-in-Charge: Jon Durley
Pyle (part), Cefn Cribwr 5,183 [47]
Aberavon (St Mary) (Holy Trinity) (St Agnes)
  • Holy Trinity, Aberavon
  • St Agnes, Port Talbot
  • St Mary, Aberavon
  • Team Rector: Nigel Cahill
  • Team Vicar: Rhun ap Robert
  • NSM: Jane Slennett
Aberavon, Baglan Moors, Port Talbot (part), Sandfields East, Sandfields West 19,072 [48]
Glyncorrwg (St John the Baptist) and the Upper Afan Valley with Caerau St Cynfelyn1
  • St Cynfelin, Caerau
  • Priest-in-Charge: Beverly Reaney
Glyncorrwg, Maesteg (Caerau ED) 6,995 [49]
  • St John the Baptist, Glyncorrwg
Margam (St Mary) (St David)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Edward Dowland-Owen
Margam, Margam Moors 3,017 [50]
Newton Nottage (St John the Baptist) (All Saints) (St David)
  • Rector: Philip Masson
Porthcawl 16,005 [51]
Port Talbot (St Theodore) (St Peter)
  • Vicar: Mark Williams
Port Talbot (part), Tai-bach 10,440 [52]
Pyle (St James) (St Mary Magdalene) with Kenfig
  • St James, Pyle
  • St Mary Magdalene, Maudlam
  • Vicar: Duncan Walker
Pyle (part), Cornelly 10,762 [53]

1on the Church in Wales site this benefice is placed in the Bridgend deanery

Deanery of NeathEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Cadoxton-Juxta-Neath (St Catwg) and Tonna
  • St Catwg, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath
  • St Anne, Tonna
  • Priest-in-Charge: Andrew Meredith
Blaenhonddan, Clyne and Melincourt, Tonna 15,469 [54]
Cilybebyll (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Cilybebyll
  • St John the Baptist, Alltwen
  • Priest-in-Charge: Jayne Shaw
Cilybebyll 4,806 [55]
Dulais Valley
  • St David, Banwen
  • St Mary, Seven Sisters
  • St Margaret, Crynant
  • Priest-in-Charge: Liz Rees
Crynant, Onllwyn, Seven Sisters 5,227 [56]
Dyffryn (St Matthew)
  • St Matthew, Dyffryn
  • Vicar: Stephen Bodycombe
Dyffryn Clydach 3,162 [57]
Neath (St Thomas) (St David) (St Catherine) (St Peter and St Paul)
  • St Catherine, Neath
  • St David, Neath
  • St Illtyd, Neath
  • SS Peter & Paul, Neath
  • St Thomas, Neath
  • St Teilo, Tonmawr
  • Team Rector/PiC: Vacant
  • Team Vicar/Curate: Lynda Newman
  • Team Vicar/Curate: Wendy Tayler
Briton Ferry, Neath, Pelenna 26,321 [58]
Llansawel (St Mary), Briton Ferry
  • St Mary, Briton Ferry
Skewen (St John) (St Mary)
  • St John, Neath Abbey
  • St Mary, Skewen
  • Priest-in-Charge: Christopher Coles
Coedffranc, Dyffryn Clydach (part) 9,053 [60]
Vale of Neath
  • Vicar: Andrew Davies
Blaengwrach, Glynneath, Resolven 7,735 [61]

Deanery of Vale of GlamorganEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Colwinston (St Michael), Llandow and Llysworney
  • Priest-in-Charge: Alan Kettle
Colwinston, Llandow (most) 1,173 [62]
Cowbridge (Holy Cross)
  • Team Rector: Stephen Adams
  • Team Vicar: Victoria Ashley
  • Curate: Suzanne Brumwell
Cowbridge with Llanblethian, Llanfair, Llangan, Penllyn, St Athan (Flemingston area) 8,882 [63]
Llantwit Major (St Illtud)
  • Team Rector: Edwin Counsell
  • Team Vicar: Kathryn Prime
  • Team Vicar: Craig Vaughan
  • NSM: Judith Peters
Llandow (Llanmihangel area), Llan-maes, Llantwit Major, St Athan (most), St Donats, Wick 13,848 [64]
Llanharry (St Illtud)
  • St Illtyd, Llanharry
  • Priest-in-Charge: Susan Rees
Llanharry, Pont-y-clun (most) 9,729 [65]
Pontyclun (St Paul) with Talygarn
  • St Anne, Talygarn
  • St Paul, Pontyclun
Pendoylan (St Cadoc) with Welsh St Donats
  • Curate/Rector/PiC: Martyn Davies
  • NSM: Angela Cooper
Pendoylan, Peterston-super-Ely, St Georges-super-Ely, St Nicholas and Bonvilston, Welsh St Donats 3,094 [67]
Peterston-Super-Ely (St Peter) with St Brides-Super-Ely
  • St Bride, St Bride's-super-Ely
  • St Peter, Peterston-super-Ely
St Nicholas (St Nicholas) with Bonvilston and St George-Super-Ely
  • St Mary the Virgin, Bonvilston
  • St George, St George-super-Ely
  • St Nicholas, St Nicholas

Deanery of Cynon ValleyEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Aberaman (St Margaret) and Cwmaman
  • St Joseph, Cwmaman
  • St Margaret, Aberaman
  • Priest-in-Charge: Matthew Gibbon
Aberaman North, Aberaman South 9,865 [70]
Abercynon (St Donat) (St Gwynno)
  • St Donat, Carnetown
  • St Gwynno, Abercynon
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
Abercynon (part) 12,179 [71]
Penrhiwceiber (St Winifred), Matthewstown and Ynysboeth
  • All Saints, Matthewstown
  • St Winifred, Penrhiwceiber
  • Priest-in-Charge: Benjamin Rabjohns
Abercynon (part), Penrhiwceiber [72]
Aberdare (St Fagan)
  • Vicar: Richard Green
  • NSM: Peter Godsall
Aberdare West, Llwydcoed 9,247 [73]
Aberdare (St John the Baptist) (St Elvan) (St Matthew) (St John the Evangelist)
  • Vicar: Robert Davies
Aberdare East 6,561 [74]
Cwmbach (St Mary Magdalene)
  • St Mary Magdalene, Cwmbach
Cwmbach 4,401 [75]
Hirwaun (St Lleurwg) (St Winifred)
  • St Lleurwg, Hirwaun
  • St Winifred, Penywaun
  • Priest-in-Charge: Ceirion Rees
Hirwaun, Pen-y-waun, Rhigos 8,947 [76]
Mountain Ash (St Margaret) and Miskin
  • St Margaret, Mountain Ash
  • Vicar: Michael Jones
Mountain Ash East, Mountain Ash West 7,374 [77]

Deanery of Merthyr Tydfil and CaerphillyEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Bargoed (St Gwladys) and Deri with Brithdir
  • St Peter, Deri
  • St David, Brithdir
  • Priest-in-Charge: Rob Lindsay
Bargoed (Bargoed ED), Darran Valley, New Tredegar (Brithdir area), Rhymney (Pontlottyn & Twyn Carno EDs) 15,664 [78]
  • St Gwladys, Bargoed
Pontlottyn (St Tyfaelog) (St Aidan) and Fochriw
  • St Aidan, Rhymney Bridge
  • St Tyfaelog, Pontlottyn
  • SS Mary & Andrew, Fochriw
Dowlais (All Saints) (Christ Church) and Penydarren
  • Christ Church, Pant
  • All Saints, Dowlais
  • Priest-in-Charge: Caroline Owen
Dowlais, Pant, Penydarren 12,345 [80]
Eglwysilan (St Ilan) and Caerphilly
  • St Ilan, Eglwysilan
  • St Andrew, Penyrheol
  • St Catherine, Caerphilly
  • St Martin, Caerphilly
  • Team Rector: Mark Greenaway-Robbins
  • Team Vicar: Pauline Smith
  • Curate: Andrew Highway
Aber Valley, Caerphilly, Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn, Van 39,600 [81]
Gelligaer (St Catwg) (St Margaret)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Gary Powell
Bargoed (Gilfach ED), Gelligaer (St Cattwg ED) 9,879 [82]
Merthyr Tydfil (Christ Church) (St Luke)
  • Christ Church, Georgetown
  • St Luke, Gellideg
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
Cyfarthfa, Park (part) 9,369 [83]
Merthyr Tydfil (St David) (St Tydfil's Well) and Abercanaid
  • SS Peter & Paul, Abercanaid
  • St Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil
  • St David, Merthyr Tydfil
  • Church of St Tydfil's Well, Merthyr Tydfil
  • Priest-in-Charge: Mark Prevett
  • Curate: Charlotte Rushton
Gurnos, Park (part), Town, Troed-y-rhiw (Abercanaid area) 17,277 [84]
Treharris (St Matthias), Trelewis, Bedlinog and Llanfabon
  • St Mabon, Nelson
  • St John, Nelson
  • St Matthias, Treharris
  • Priest-in-Charge: Gareth Coombes
Bedlinog, Nelson, Treharris 14,280 [85]
Troedyrhiw (St John) with Merthyr Vale
  • St John the Baptist, Troedyrhiw
  • St Mary & Holy Innocents, Merthyr Vale
  • Vicar: Stephen Barnes
Merthyr Vale, Troed-y-rhiw (Troedyrhiw area) 6,627 [86]
Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) with Llanbradach
  • Holy Trinity, Ystrad Mynach
  • Vicar: Steven Kirk
Gelligaer (Ystrad Mynach & Hengoed EDs), Llanbradach and Pwllypant 14,974 [87]

Deanery of PontypriddEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Llantrisant (St Illtyd, St Gwynno and St Dyfodwg) (St Michael) (St David)
  • Vicar: Viv Parkinson
  • Curate: Steve Brett
Llantrisant, Pont-y-clun (Miskin area) 17,313 [88]
Llantwit Fardre (St Illtyd)
  • St Illtyd, Llantwit Fardre
  • Vicar: Philip Gullidge
Llantwit Fardre 15,218 [89]
Pontypridd (St Catherine)
  • Team Vicar: Michael Gable
  • Team Vicar: Peter Lewis
  • Team Vicar: Judith Mitson
Pontypridd, Ynysybwl and Coed-y-cwm 37,358 [90]

Deanery of RhonddaEdit

Benefice Churches Clergy Communities served Population served Ref
Dinas (Mission) with Penygraig
  • Dinas Mission, Dinas
  • St Barnabas, Penygraig
  • Vicar: Vacant
Pen-y-graig 5,554 [91]
Pen Rhondda Fawr
  • St George, Cwmparc
  • St Matthew, Treorchy
  • Priest-in-Charge: Philip Leyshon
Treorchy, Treherbert 13,421 [92]
Pont Rhondda
  • All Saints, Trealaw
  • St Cynon, Llwynypia
  • St Stephen, Ystrad Rhondda
  • Vicar: Peter Gale
Llwyn-y-pia, Trealaw, Ystrad 12,141 [93]
Porth Newydd
  • St John the Evangelist, Cymmer
  • Priest-in-Charge: Jeffrey Thomas
Cymmer, Porth, Trehafod 11,475 [94]
Rhondda Fach Uchaf
  • St Dunstan, Ferndale
  • Holy Trinity, Tylorstown
  • Interdenom. Church Building, Penrhys
  • Priest-in-Charge: David Jones
Ferndale, Maerdy, Tylorstown 11,884 [95]
Tonypandy (St Andrew) with Clydach Vale with Williamstown
  • St Thomas, Clydach Vale
  • St Andrew, Tonypandy
  • St Illtud, Williamstown
  • Priest-in-Charge: Terence Cox
Cwm Clydach, Pen-y-graig (part), Tonypandy 6,549 [96]
Tonyrefail (St David) (St Alban) with Gilfach Goch
  • St David, Tonyrefail
  • St Alban, Tonyrefail
  • St Barnabas, Gilfach Goch
  • Vicar: Ruth Moverley
Gilfach Goch, Tonyrefail 15,737 [97]
Ynyshir (St Anne)
  • Vicar: Vacant
Ynyshir 3,320 [98]
Ystradyfodwg (St John the Baptist)
  • St Peter, Pentre
  • St John the Baptist, Ton Pentre
  • Vicar: Haydn England-Simon
Pentre 5,232 [99]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Benefice of Cardiff (Dewi Sant)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  2. ^ "The Benefice of Cardiff City Parish (St John the Baptist)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. ^ "The Benefice of Cardiff (St German) (St Saviour)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  4. ^ "The Benefice of Cardiff (St Mary)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  5. ^ "The Benefice of Canton (St Catherine)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  6. ^ "The Benefice of Canton (St John)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  7. ^ "The Benefice of Canton Cardiff (St Luke)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  8. ^ "The Benefice of Cardiff (Christ Church) Roath Park". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  9. ^ "The Benefice of Cathays (St Andrew and St Teilo) (St Michael and All Angels)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  10. ^ "The Benefice of Gabalfa (St Mark)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  11. ^ "Tremorfa (St Philip) Conventional District". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  12. ^ "The Benefice of Grangetown (St Paul) with Cardiff St Dyfrig and St Samson". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  13. ^ "The Benefice of Lisvane (St Denys)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  14. ^ "The Benefice of Llanishen (St Isan) (St Faith)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  15. ^ "The Benefice of Roath (St Margaret) (St Anne) (St Edward)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  16. ^ "The Benefice of Roath (St Martin)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  17. ^ "The Benefice of Caerau with Ely (St David) (St Timothy)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  18. ^ "The Benefice of Fairwater (St Peter)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  19. ^ "The Benefice of Glan Ely (Resurrection)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  20. ^ "The Benefice of Llandaff (Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul with St Dyfrig, St Teilo and St Euddogwy)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  21. ^ "The Benefice of Pentyrch (St Cadwg) and Capel Llanillterne". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  22. ^ "The Benefice of St Fagans (St Mary) and Michaelston-Super-Ely". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  23. ^ "The Benefice of Radyr (St John the Baptist) (Christ Church)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  24. ^ "The Benefice of Tongwynlais (St Michael) (St James)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  25. ^ "The Benefice of Whitchurch (St Mary) (St Thomas) (All Saints)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  26. ^ "The Benefice of Barry (All Saints) (St Baruc) (St Dyfan and St Teilo)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  27. ^ "The Benefice of Penarth (All Saints) (St Peter)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  28. ^ "The Benefice of Penarth (St Augustine) (Holy Nativity) and Llandough". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  29. ^ "The Benefice of Penmark (St Mary) with Llancarfan with Llantrithyd". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  30. ^ "The Benefice of Porthkerry (St Curig) and Rhoose". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  31. ^ "The Benefice of St Andrews Major (St Andrew) (St Peter) with Michaelston-Le-Pit". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  32. ^ "The Benefice of Sully (St John the Baptist)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  33. ^ "The Benefice of Wenvoe (St Mary) and St Lythans". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  34. ^ "The Benefice of Coity (St Mary), Nolton and Brackla with Coychurch". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  35. ^ "The Benefice of Ewenny (St Michael) with St Brides Major". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  36. ^ "The Benefice of Laleston (St David) and Merthyr Mawr with Penyfai". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  37. ^ "The Benefice of Llandyfodwg (St Tyfodwg) and Cwm Ogwr". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  38. ^ "The Benefice of Llangeinor (St Ceinor) and the Garw Valley". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  39. ^ "The Benefice of Llangynwyd (St Cynwyd) (St Tydfil) with Maesteg". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  40. ^ "The Benefice of Llanharan (St Julius and St Aaron) with Peterston-Super-Montem". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  41. ^ "The Benefice of Llanilid (St Illid and St Curig) with Pencoed". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  42. ^ "The Benefice of Llansantffraid, Bettws and Aberkenfig". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  43. ^ "The Benefice of Newcastle (St Illtud)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  44. ^ "The Benefice of Troedrhiwgarth (St Mary the Virgin)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  45. ^ "The Benefice of Baglan (St Catherine) (St Baglan)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  46. ^ "The Benefice of Cwmafan (St Michael)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  47. ^ "The Benefice of Kenfig Hill (St Theodore)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  48. ^ "The Benefice of Aberavon (St Mary) (Holy Trinity) (St Agnes)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  49. ^ "The Benefice of Glyncorrwg (St John the Baptist) and the Upper Afan Valley with Caerau St Cynfelyn". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  50. ^ "The Benefice of Margam (St Mary) (St David)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  51. ^ "The Benefice of Newton Nottage (St John the Baptist) (All Saints) (St David)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  52. ^ "The Benefice of Port Talbot (St Theodore) (St Peter)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  53. ^ "The Benefice of Pyle (St James) (St Mary Magdalene) with Kenfig". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  54. ^ "The Benefice of Cadoxton-Juxta-Neath (St Catwg) and Tonna". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  55. ^ "The Benefice of Cilybebyll (St John the Evangelist)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  56. ^ "The Benefice of Dulais Valley". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  57. ^ "The Benefice of Dyffryn (St Matthew)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  58. ^ "The Benefice of Neath (St Thomas) (St David) (St Catherine) (St Peter and St Paul)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  59. ^ "The Benefice of Llansawel (St Mary), Briton Ferry". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  60. ^ "The Benefice of Skewen (St John) (St Mary)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  61. ^ "The Benefice of Vale of Neath". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  62. ^ "The Benefice of Colwinston (St Michael), Llandow and Llysworney". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  63. ^ "The Benefice of Cowbridge (Holy Cross)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  64. ^ "The Benefice of Llantwit Major (St Illtud)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  65. ^ "The Benefice of Llanharry (St Illtud)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  66. ^ "The Benefice of Pontyclun (St Paul) with Talygarn". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  67. ^ "The Benefice of Pendoylan (St Cadoc) with Welsh St Donats". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  68. ^ "The Benefice of Peterston-Super-Ely (St Peter) with St Brides-Super-Ely". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  69. ^ "The Benefice of St Nicholas (St Nicholas) with Bonvilston and St George-Super-Ely". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  70. ^ "The Benefice of Aberaman (St Margaret) and Cwmaman". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  71. ^ "The Benefice of Abercynon (St Donat) (St Gwynno)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  72. ^ "The Benefice of Penrhiwceiber (St Winifred), Matthewstown and Ynysboeth". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  73. ^ "The Benefice of Aberdare (St Fagan)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  74. ^ "The Benefice of Aberdare (St John the Baptist) (St Elvan) (St Matthew) (St John the Evangelist)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  75. ^ "The Benefice of Cwmbach (St Mary Magdalene)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  76. ^ "The Benefice of Hirwaun (St Lleurwg) (St Winifred)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  77. ^ "The Benefice of Mountain Ash (St Margaret) and Miskin". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  78. ^ "The Benefice of Bargoed (St Gwladys) and Deri with Brithdir". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  79. ^ "The Benefice of Pontlottyn (St Tyfaelog) (St Aidan) and Fochriw". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  80. ^ "The Benefice of Dowlais (All Saints) (Christ Church) and Penydarren". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  81. ^ "The Benefice of Eglwysilan (St Ilan) and Caerphilly". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  82. ^ "The Benefice of Gelligaer (St Catwg) (St Margaret)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  83. ^ "The Benefice of Merthyr Tydfil (Christ Church) (St Luke)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  84. ^ "The Benefice of Merthyr Tydfil (St David) (St Tydfil's Well) and Abercanaid". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  85. ^ "The Benefice of Treharris (St Matthias), Trelewis, Bedlinog and Llanfabon". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  86. ^ "The Benefice of Troedyrhiw (St John) with Merthyr Vale". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  87. ^ "The Benefice of Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) with Llanbradach". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  88. ^ "The Benefice of Llantrisant (St Illtyd, St Gwynno and St Dyfodwg) (St Michael) (St David)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  89. ^ "The Benefice of Llantwit Fardre (St Illtyd)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  90. ^ "The Benefice of Pontypridd (St Catherine)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  91. ^ "The Benefice of Dinas (Misson) with Penygraig". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  92. ^ "The Benefice of Pen Rhondda Fawr". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  93. ^ "The Benefice of Pont Rhondda". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  94. ^ "The Benefice of Porth Newydd". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  95. ^ "The Benefice of Rhondda Fach Uchaf". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  96. ^ "The Benefice of Tonypandy (St Andrew) with Clydach Vale with Williamstown". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  97. ^ "The Benefice of Tonyrefail (St David) (St Alban) with Gilfach Goch". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  98. ^ "The Benefice of Ynyshir (St Anne)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  99. ^ "The Benefice of Ystradyfodwg (St John the Baptist)". Retrieved 2018-09-12.

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