St Mary’s, Nolton, is the largest church in the group. It has a fine musical tradition, and members and attenders of all ages.
The market town of Bridgend flourished during the industrial age, and became the most important town in the district. There had been a church here since the 1500s, built as a ‘chapel of ease’ to the parish church at Coity. This was replaced with a new building in the 1830s.
By the late 1800s it was decided that the existing church provided insufficient accommodation for the growing community and congregation, and the decision was taken to build a new church, and John Pritchard, diocesan architect at the time, was commissioned to do the work.