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Welcome to our churches in the Parish of Machen 

Our two Anglican Churches are the parish church of St Michael & All Angels and St John the Baptist. We serve the communities of Upper & Lower Graig-y-Rhacca,  the village of Machen, and the beautiful small rural villages of Lower Machen and Draethen. Both churches are  listed by CADW due to their historic or architectural significance .

The Parish of Machen is part of the Bassaleg Deanery Area in the Diocese of Monmouth, located at the southern edge of the Rhymney Valley, close to the cities of Newport and Cardiff, and the historic town of Caerphilly,

Our neighbouring parishes of Michaelston-y-Fedw with Rudry and Bedwas and Trethomas,  with Machen work together to serve our communities as a Ministry Area within the Church in Wales.  We aim to offer a variety of styles of worship but with a common view of our mission in these areas.