The Parish of Cwmtawe Uchaf

Welcome to the Parish of Cwmtawe Uchaf website. We’re a community of about 2,500 people living in several villages, mostly strung out along the River Tawe (Coelbren is the exception).

Callwen Church, Capel Coelbren, St Cynog’s Ystradgynlais and Ystalyfera Church and Church Hall are currently open for socially distanced Sunday worship.


Further details about how the current situation is affecting our churches and their activities can be found on the Tawe Uchaf Ministry Area page on this website. Due to limited seating, if you wish to attend the worship at these churches when worship in them recommences, please contact the respective clergy of these churches about the availability of seating:

St Cynog’s:

Currently vacant, therefore please contact the Area Dean Canon Hugh Lervy

01792 771329

07976 725644

Capel Coelbren:

Rev’d. Jon Howard

07776 307825

Ystalyfera Church and Church Hall:

Canon Tim Hewitt

01639 842257




Coelbren Church

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St David’s

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St John’s

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