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. Services are held in both Welsh and English.  

SERVICES January 2021


There will be no services in Merthyr until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

St David, Meidrim

There will be a bilingual celebration of the Eucharist at Meidrim every Sunday at 9.45am during the period of the pandemic and associated restrictions. This is preceded by Morning Prayer at 9am and followed by Evening Prayer at 4pm. In addition, daily services will be held at Meidrim at 10am and 4pm whenever possible between Monday and Friday. 
The Feast of the Epiphany will be observed at Meidrim with Morning Prayer at 10am on Wednesday January 6th, followed by Holy Eucharist at 10.30am. 

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 calls 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. 

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