St Mary

In the early 19th century when the coal industry grew in South Wales and the Tin Works flourished in Treforest, a decision was taken to build a new church at Glyntaff. Building commenced in 1837 and the church was consecrated in October 1839 and is the oldest church in Pontypridd.

For the 150th anniversary, the altar was repositioned in front of the chancel step to enable the priest to face the congregation. In 2001 the church received Grade II listing under CADW’s buildings of Special or Historical Interest.

The churchyard contains a copy of a monument to Richard Crawshay, the grave of Ieuan Ddu, a noted local poet and the grave of Gordon Lenox, of Brown Lenox Chainworks, who was a generous benefactor of St Mary’s.

The style of worship has always been of the Anglo-Catholic tradition. There is a separate church hall which is regularly used for social events.



Sunday 9.30 am

Thursday 9.30 am



Vincent –

Sheila – 01443 650412

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