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 470 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. Most of the services are bilingual.   

Services in September 2018
9th September, 11.15am Y Cymun Bendigaid 
16th September, 9.45am Holy Eucharist 
23rd September, 2.15pm Evening Prayer

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. 

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