The Parish of Pontypridd Saint Catherine

CROESO ~ WELCOME. We are one church in the parish of Pontypridd, about 10 miles north of Cardiff city centre.  Our parish life, worship and mission brings a mix of traditional and contemporary approaches. CONNECT is our hub of mission operating out of our renovated church hall for children’s and adult groups, our community cafe and hiring of rooms.

STUDENTS are welcomed to take as much of a role as they feel is right for them. Students are welcome to help in leading Sunday worship, or joining with midweek groups or getting involved with Street Pastors or Foodbank.

We make an effort to help students connect with local people to help them settle into the town if that is what they might like, and we are always happy to support people looking to know more about the Christian faith or who are facing their own challenges.

Pontypridd Parish is a registered charity, no 1165251 and our parish website is

St Catherine’s Church, Gelliwastad Grove, Pontypridd CF37 2BS.  We are the church half way between the train station and the bus station, the one with the clock tower and tall spire.


Over recent years we’ve felt inspired to shape our church life around the message from the Old Testament book of Isaiah, chapter 61 where we sense that the Spirit of the Lord is upon us to proclaim good news into the brokenness of the community.  We think of ourselves as Living and Proclaiming God’s Restoring Love, with a keen desire to link up with other local churches in to seek oneness in our shared witness.

Click on this link to view the diary for future dates and today.

CHURCH SERVICES All services at St Catherine’s. There are children’s activities and a crèche during each 11am service.

1st Sunday of the month

8am Communion (quiet service) of the month

11am All Age Morning Service (which is often a service that families enjoy together)

6pm Communion with special focus on praying for healing

2nd Sunday of the month

8am Communion (quiet service)

11am Communion (with separate groups for children and youth)

6pm Evening Worship (singing & teaching)

3rd Sunday of the month

8am Communion (quiet service)

11am Morning Service (with separate groups for children)

6pm Healing Cafe (prayers for healing in an informal style in the church cafe)

4th Sunday of the month

8am Communion (quiet service)

11am Communion (with separate groups for children and youth)

6pm Evening Service with music & message for those who are seeking to know more about Christianity, held in the cafe

(On the 5th Sunday we invite the congregation to attend other local churches and there is only the 8am Communion service in church)

Wednesday 10.15am Communion with sermon

Messy Church is a new approach to worship based around craft and informal prayers for children and adults together.  Messy Church is held several times a year on a Saturday afternoon.

Vicar:                          The Rev Peter Lewis             Tel: 07944056335 or 01443402021


St Cath’s Verger:          Jason Cardy                             Tel: 07966 897417

Parish Administrator: Mandy Haydon-Hall                   Tel: 01443 492033


Pastoral Visitor:            Rev Gill Tuck                            Tel: 01443 791049


Children’s work:                 Trish Tazzini-Lloyd             Tel: 07909 262781


Christians Against Poverty: Lorraine Booth               Tel: 07513 930486


Café Manager:           Tina Rankin                               Tel: 07909 608437

Community Engagement Worker:    Liz Davies,        Tel 07398902947

St Cath’s Treasurer: David Tazzini-Lloyd                   Tel: 07940 221823

Click here for a summary of what St Catherine’s is all about…what goes on in church summer 2019 portrait

Click here for a summary of how to volunteer with us

volunteering leaflet sept 2018