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This takes place each Sunday at 6pm. Please contact Father Philip ( for the Zoom link.


The podcast for ‘Cross in the Rhondda’ is available now on Apple podcast. The link is

The guest for the first episode is Rowena Harding who talks to Father Philip about the work of St. Illtyd within the community, focusing on the Food Bank collection point there. 


We congratulate Father Philip following his appointment as Area Dean of the Rhondda and wish him well in this role as well as assuring him of our prayers and support.


As you will be aware the Rhondda parishes are working together to form a new Ministry Area which will come into being by 1st January 2022. Here is a prayer which can be used through this period of transition:

Father God, You Son Jesus Christ commanded us to share the Good News of your love, revealed in him, to all peoples and nations. Blest with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, inspire the work of the Ministry Area Transition Team to tell out the joyful story of our faith as it helps our churches in the Rhondda to come together in unity of purpose and in fellowship of loving service. This we ask in Jesus holy name.  Amen. 


Fr. Philip Leyshon has accepted Bishop June’s invitation to become the Ministry Area Leader for the Rhondda Deanery. His role will be to lead and support the Rhondda Deanery’s parish, as part of a Ministry Area Leadership Team of clergy and lay ministers, as we move forward into the formation of a ministry area. We congratulate him on this appointment.

As we begin this process I am sure we will all support Father Philip and the other priests in the area. Working with them and parishioners throughout the valley, and trusting in our Heavenly Father, we now embark on this new venture which, hopefully, will bring us closer as the Anglican community of the Rhondda.



We are deeply grateful to those who give to our churches regularly whether through free will offering envelopes or through bank transfers..

Church in Wales – Gift Direct now online

It is now even easier to give regularly to your local church. With church buildings closed income is drastically reduced and yet we continue to support the spiritual needs of local communities as well as supporting the most vulnerable in society.

When life returns to normal we will continue to play a vital part in the life of our communities.

Further details of the Gift Direct scheme (which can be accessed on line now) please see here