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The churches of St Fagan, St Luke and St James are part of the Cynon Uchaf ministry area and cover three communities to the north west of Aberdare; Trecynon, Cwmdare and Llwydcoed.  We are a busy and active church community and each week we welcome about 150 people to our regular services. Our seasonal classes and discussion groups help people get more from their worship and we also organise plenty of social and fundraising activities.

Cynon Uchaf is an Anglican ministry area proclaiming the Christian faith. It includes the churches of St John, St Elvan and St Matthew in Aberdare as well as St Winifred and St Lleurwg in Hirwaun. We are part of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff.

We are always happy to meet newcomers and visitors. If you worship or have previously worshipped with a different denomination and have received communion there, you are most welcome to receive Holy Communion in any of our three churches. If you've never been to church before, we'd be delighted to see you.

People In Church


'Eucharist' is our term for the service Jesus gave us at his Last Supper, where we take, bless and share bread and wine in accordance with his teaching. Other names for this service include 'Holy Communion', 'the Lord's Supper' and 'Mass'. Whatever you call it, you are welcome! We hold Eucharist services throughout the week, not just on Sundays.


Our Holy Eucharist services vary in style at each of our Churches. 'Sung Eucharist' at St Fagan's and St Luke's means there are hymns and other parts of the service are sung; it lasts about an hour. 'Said Eucharist' at St James's contains no singing, is a simpler service, and lasts about half an hour.

On the first Sunday of each month at each of our churches, we hold an All Sorts Service, which is a more informal Eucharist service.


Morning and Evening Prayers are held in our churches throughout the week. They are shorter and simpler services without Holy Communion. They provide an ideal opportunity for quiet and thoughtful worship at the beginning or end of the working day.

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