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Merthyr. The beautiful Victorian church of St Martin and St Enfail at Merthyr near Carmarthen is keeping alive a Christian tradition unbroken since the days of saints and martyrs. A Dark Age settlement became the site of a mediaeval, monastic outpost and, for more than 480 years, a thriving parish church. Merthyr is part of the St Davids Diocese of the Church in Wales.

Merthyr has close links with Bridget Bevan née Vaughan (right), the educationalist and philanthropist who in the Eighteenth Century helped make Wales one of the most literate nations in Europe. Services are held in both Welsh and English.


All services are bilingual.


7/08/22 Trinity 8, 11.15am, Morning Prayer

14/08/22 Trinity 9, 11.15am, Holy Eucharist

21/08/22 Trinity 10, 9.45am, Morning Prayer

28/08/22 Trinity 11, 9.45am, Holy Eucharist

Children of the parish of Merthyr with the Rector, Canon Jeffrey Gainer following the Crib Service with Carols at St Martin's on the fourth Sunday in Advent 2019. The collection was in aid of Tenovus.

Father Christmas called at St Martin's on his way to make a surprise appearance in the Community Hall.

Former pupils of Merthyr School came together, seventy years on, at a reunion in their former classrooms, now Merthyr Community Hall. Standing are Eric Evans and John Thomas. Seated are Irene Thomas, Annie Mary Evans, Dorah Evans and John David Benjamin Thomas.

The class of 1947-51 reminisced through the afternoon of Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at a tea attended by more than forty members of the local community.

Groups of visitors called at the Church of St Martin and St Enfail to view displays of spring flowers and items of parish history.