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St Mary & St Andrew

Originally the site of a schoolroom, a chancel was added and opened for worship in 1864 with an adjacent burial ground consecrated in 1866.

Pentwyn Fochriw, Glamorgan

Opening times

Open by arrangement.


Pentwyn Fochriw
CF81 9NJ

The schoolroom has been demolished and the chancel undergone renovation. Construction of St Mary's, a larger replacement building nearer to Fochriw commenced in 1907. This was demolished in 1981 and so has been outlived by St Andrew's.

In 1907, the Merthyr Express referred to St Andrew's as 'The building, which has done service for the neighbourhood for many years, is situated right away on the mountain top at Pentwyn. A cold, bleak, unsheltered spot, and a march there on a winter's day is not easily forgotten'.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church in Wales

Contact information

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