Tawe Uchaf Ministry Area

Services and Events in the Tawe Uchaf Ministry Area of Ystradgynlais, Ystalyfera, Callwen and Coelbren


Sunday Services in the Ministry Area are normally as follows:

9.00am              Capel Coelbren – Holy Eucharist (also live streamed)


10.15am              St Cynog’s Ystradgynlais – Holy Eucharist


10.30am              St David’s Ystalyfera – Holy Eucharist


3.00pm              St John the Baptist Callwen – Evening Prayer (1st & 3rd) or Holy Communion (2nd & 4th) .


8.00pm              Capel Coelbren – live streamed service of Compline


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

If you wish to attend worship in one of these churches, you will need to contact the respective clergy about this, as social distancing applies and numbers are limited. Contact details are given on the homepage.


Contact details

The Benefices of Cwmtawe Uchaf and Ystradgynlais are currently do not have Parish Priests, therefore the following clergy in the Ministry Area should be contacted:

The Revd Canon Tim Hewitt:  07938 040348 / TimothyHewitt@cinw.org.uk

The Revd Jon Howard: 07810 820593 / jon.cartref@gmail.com

You can also contact the Area Dean, Canon Hugh Lervy on:

01792 771329

07976 725644


Please remember to leave a message and allow time for your query to be directed to the person who can best address it. Thank you for your patience.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaweUchafMinistryArea

Prayers, readings and reflections Sunday by Sunday can be found on the prayer and reflection page of this website.

Ministry Area Joint Service are normally held on the Fifth Sunday of the month when these occur. 

Ministry Area Lent Course
The Lent Group had begun just before the 2020 March Lockdown on Monday evenings at 7.00pm in St Cynog’s Church. When it recommences, there will be details here.

Learning Opportunities
People from across the Ministry Area got together during Lent, Ascension and Pentecost to learn more about their faith, and much was learnt by those who participated. If you’d like to be part of a learning group that meets occasionally, please let Canon Tim Hewitt know (01639 842257 or TimothyHewitt@cinw.org.uk).


If you use Facebook, then you can find details of events in the Ministry Area by searching for ‘Ystradgynlais Ystalyfera Callwen Coelbren Churches.’ This is the new name for the Ministry Area Facebook page. A long name, yes, but it means that it will be discovered quickly when people do Facebook or internet searches if they don’t know the exact name of a Church in Wales church in our locality.

Sunday Services in the Ministry Area are normally as follows:
9.00 am Coelbren – Eucharist or Morning Prayer alternately
10.15 am Ystradgynlais – Eucharist
10.30 am Ystalyfera – Eucharist
3.00 pm Ystalyfera – Hwyrol Weddi neu Gymun eiledol
3.00 pm Callwen – Evening Prayer or Holy Communion alternately

Weekday services
Wednesday 10.30 am Ystradgynlais – Holy Eucharist
Wednesday 10.30 am Coelbren – Morning Prayer
Thursday 10.15 Abercrave Welfare Hall – Morning Prayer