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Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

Esgobaeth Abertawe ac Aberhonddu
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon
Coat of arms
Flag of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon
Ecclesiastical provinceWales
ArchdeaconriesBrecon, Gower
Parishes75 (est)
CathedralBrecon Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopJohn Lomas
Map of the dioceses in the Church in Wales
Map of the dioceses in the Church in Wales

The Diocese of Swansea and Brecon was established as a Diocese of the Church in Wales in 1923 with Brecon Priory as the cathedral. The area of the diocese had formerly been the Archdeaconry of Brecon within the Diocese of St Davids. The diocese has a border with each of the other five Welsh dioceses, as well as with the English Diocese of Hereford.

Edward Latham Bevan was made Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Davids as Bishop of Swansea in 1915, and in 1923 he was elected as the first Bishop of the new diocese.

The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon

After the 9th Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies retired on 2nd May 2021, the process of electing a new bishop began. After the electoral college held at St Mary's Church, Swansea was unable to elect a bishop with the requisite two-thirds majority, it fell to the Bench of Bishops to choose a new bishop. On the 4th November 2021 the Bench announced that they had chosen the Archdeacon of Wrexham, John Lomas to be the 10th Bishop of Swansea and Brecon. This election was confirmed at a Sacred Synod held at St Giles' Church, Wrexham on 22 November 2021.

Senior clergy in the diocese

The current Dean of Brecon is Paul Shackerley. The current Archdeacons of the diocese are:

Peter Brooks was collated Archdeacon with responsibility for Ministry Areas on 17 December 2022.[1][2]

Archdeaconries and deaneries

Diocese Archdeaconry Deanery Paid clergy Churches Population People/clergy People/church Churches/clergy
Diocese of Swansea and Brecon Archdeaconry of Brecon Deanery of Greater Brecon 17 59 41,971 2,469 711 3.47
Deanery of Radnor and Builth 11 66 27,724 2,520 420 6
Archdeaconry of Gower Deanery of Afon Tawe (Swansea) 17 26 160,318 9,430 6,166 1.53
Deanery of Greater Gower 14 34 100,103 7,150 2,944 2.43
Total/average 59 185 330,116 5,595 1,784 3.14

The original deaneries were Brecon I, Brecon II, Crickhowell, Hay, Builth, Maelienydd, Swansea, Cwmtawe, Gower, Clyne, Penderi, Llwchwr and Knighton.

List of churches

The diocese is in the process of creating a collection of Ministry Areas.

Afon Tawe (Swansea) Deanery

Parishes Churches Link Founded (building) Clergy Communities served Population served
Caereithin[3] St Teilo, Caereithin [1] 1963 - Penderry 11,311
Cwmtawe Uchaf (union of parishes of Abercraf, Callwen, Capel Coelbren)[4] St John the Baptist, Callwen Medieval? (1893) G. Green
S. Northcott.
Llywel (Glyntawe area), Tawe-uchaf 1,811
Capel Coelbren, Coelbren C16th?
Landore and Treboeth[5] St Alban, Treboeth 1909 (1928) D. Jones Mynyddbach (part) 4,436
Llangiwg[6] St Peter, Pontardawe 1860 G. Green
D. Martin
S. Northcott.
Clydach, Pontardawe 14,335
Clydach (union of parishes of Clydach, Trebanos)[7] St Mary, Clydach 1905
St Michael, Trebanos 1912
Llangyfelach (union of parishes of Llangyfelach SS David & Cyfelach, Llangyfelach St Teilo)[8] SS David & Cyfelach, Llangyfelach [2] Medieval (early C19th) A. Porter Llangyfelach, Mawr, Mynyddbach (part) 8,796
Llansamlet (union of parishes of Birchgrove, Glais, Llansamlet)[9] St John, Birchgrove [3] 1891 G. Wathan
J. Page
Birchgrove, Llansamlet 14,433
St Samlet, Llansamlet Medieval (1879)
St Paul, Glais 1881
Manselton and Cwmbwrla[10] St Michael & All Angels, Manselton 1906 I. Drew-Jones Cwmbwrla, Landore 14,140
Morriston[11] St David, Morriston [4] 1891 H. Lervy Morriston 16,928
Swansea (St Barnabas)[12] St Barnabas, Swansea 1914 J.Davies
D. Griffiths
Swansea Uplands (part) 15,665
Swansea (St Gabriel)[13] St Gabriel, Swansea [5] 1886 (1889)
Swansea (St James)[14] St James, Uplands [6] 1867 J.Davies
I. Folks
S. Harris
Swansea Uplands (part)
Swansea (St Nicholas-On-The-Hill & St Jude)[15] St Nicholas-on-the-Hill, Townhill 1924 (1964) J.Davies
I. Folks
S. Aldred
S. Harris
Swansea Townhill 8,696
Swansea (St Peter) (union of the parishes of Cockett, Ystrad Road)[16] St Illtyd, Fforestfach [7] 1897 J. Wright Swansea Cockett (part) 7,085
St Peter, Cockett 1856
Swansea (St Thomas) and Kilvey (union of the parishes of Kilvey, Swansea St Stephen, Swansea St Thomas)[17] St Stephen, Swansea c. 1899 (1907) S. Bunting Swansea St Thomas, Bonymaen 14,044
St Thomas, Swansea 1886
Central Swansea (union of the parishes of Hafod, Swansea Christ Church, Swansea Holy Trinity, Swansea St Mary)[18] St Mary & Holy Trinity, Swansea [8] Medieval (1962) J.Davies
I. Folks
S. Aldred
S. Harris
Swansea Castle 15,883
St John, Hafod 1879
Christ Church, Swansea pre-1872 (1872)
Ystalyfera[19] St David, Ystalyfera 1890 T. Hewitt Ystalyfera 4,663
Ystradgynlais[20] St Cynog, Ystradgynlais Medieval M.Thomas Ystradgynlais 8,092

Closed churches in the area

Church Location Founded (building) Closed
St David, Abercraf[21] Abercraf 1912 2016
St Margaret, Bonymaen Bonymaen c. 1910 2020
St Peter, Glantawe Bonymaen c. 1910 2020
St John the Baptist, Clydach[21] Clydach 1847 1994
St Luke, Cwmbwrla[21] Cwmbwrla 1886 2014
St Mark, Cwmbwrla[22] Cwmbwrla 1887 c. 1990
All Saints, Kilvey[21] Kilvey 1842 2015
St Paul, Landore[21] Landore 1891 (1903) c. 2013
St John, Morriston[21] Morriston C18th (1862) C21st
St Teilo on the Clase, Morriston Morriston c. 2019
Holy Trinity, Pantyffynnon[23] Pantyffynnon
Penlan Mission Church[21] Penlan c. 1997
All Saints, Pontardawe[24] Pontardawe 1886 c. 2004
St Ciwg, Llangiwg[25] Pontardawe Medieval 2001
St Mary, Ynysmeudwy[26] Pontardawe 1912 pre-2014
St Augustine, Swansea[21] Swansea 1898 (1904) 1994
St Faith, Swansea[21] Swansea
St Jude, Mount Pleasant[21] Swansea pre-1899 (1915) 2015
St Matthew, St John-juxta-Swansea[21] Swansea Medieval (1823) 2004
Holy Trinity, Swansea[21] Swansea 1843? 1941
St Mark, Waunwen[21] Swansea 1888 2011
Greenhill Mission Church[21] Swansea pre-1918 post-1962
St Deiniol, Skomer Place[21] Swansea 1961 1970?
St George, Swansea[27] Swansea pre-1919 c. 1940?
Good Shepherd, Townhill[21] Townhill 1927 1941
Holy Trinity, Ystalyfera[21] Ystalyfera c. 1859 1979

Greater Brecon Deanery

Parishes Churches Link Founded (building) Clergy Communities served Population served
The Cathedral[28] Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Brecon [9] Ancient (Medieval) P. Shackerley
M. Clavier
Brecon (St John ED) 3,342
Brecon (St David) l/w Llanspyddid l/w Llanilltyd[29] St David, Llanfaes Medieval (1861) - Brecon (St David Within ED), Glyn Tarell 2,430
Brecon (St Mary)[30] St Mary, Brecon [10] Medieval S. Griffith
A. Bessant
Brecon (St Mary ED) 3,111
Llanddew[31] Holy Trinity, Llanddew Medieval - Llanddew 232
The Beacons (union of the parishes of Cantref, Llanfeugan, Llanfrynach, Llanhamlach, Llansantffraed-Juxta-Usk, Llanthetty)[32] St Meugan, Llanfeugan Medieval K. Richards
A. Jevons
P. Lodge
Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Bwlch area), Llanfrynach, Llangors, Talybont-on-Usk 2,883
St Tetti, Llanddetty Medieval
St Bridget, Llansantffraid-juxta-Usk Medieval? (1885)
St Brynach, Llanfrynach Medieval
St Mary, Cantref Medieval
SS Illtyd & Peter, Llanhamlach Medieval
Llyn Safaddan (union of the parishes of Bwlch, Cathedine, Llanfihangel Talyllyn, Llangasty Talyllyn, Llangorse, Llanywern)[33] St Michael, Llanfihangel Talyllyn Medieval (1865)
St Gastyn, Llangasty Talyllyn Medieval (1856)
St Paulinus, Llangorse Medieval
All Saints, Bwlch 1902
St Mary the Virgin, Llanywern Medieval
Blaenwysg (union of the parishes of Crai, Defynnog, Llandilo'r Fan, Llanulid, Llywel, Rhydybriw, Traean-Glas)[34] Rhydybriw Chapel of Ease, Defynnog C18th/19th (1860) M. Wilding Cray, Llywel (Llywel area), Maescar 1,455
St Mary, Pont ar Hydfer 1889
St David, Llywel Medieval
St Ilid, Cray C19th (1883)
St Cynog, Defynnog Medieval
St Teilo, Llandeilo'r Fan Medieval
Cefn Coed l/w Vaynor[35] St Gwynno, Vaynor Medieval (1870) T. Williams Vaynor, Ystradfellte 4,107
St John the Baptist, Cefncoedycwmmer 1870
Penderyn Mellte (union of the parishes of Penderyn, Pontneathvaughan, Ystradfellte)[36] St John, Pontneathvaughan
St Mary, Ystradfellte Medieval
Brynmawr[37] St Mary the Virgin, Brynmawr 1875 (1900) - Brynmawr 5,530
Crickhowell l/w Cwmdu l/w Tretower[38] St Edmund, Crickhowell [11] Medieval R. Khan Crickhowell, Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Tretower area) 2,576
St Michael the Archangel, Llanfihangel Cwmdu Medieval
St John the Evangelist, Tretower pre-C18th (1877)
Llanelli[39] St Elli, Llanelly Medieval C. Bevan Llanelly 3,899
Llangattock l/w Llangynidr[40] St Catwg, Llangattock [12] Medieval - Llangattock, Llangynidr 2,035
SS Cynidr & Mary, Llangynidr Medieval (1928)
The Vale of Gwrynne (union of the parishes of Glangrwyney, Llanbedr Ystrad Yw, Llangenni, Patricio)[41] St Issui, Partrishow Medieval C. Bowler
A. Elletson
The Vale of Grwyney 738
St Peter, Llanbedr-Ystrad-Yw Medieval
St Cenau, Llangenny Medieval
Talgarth l/w Bronllys l/w Llanfilo[42] St Mary, Bronllys Medieval (C19th) R. Edwards Bronllys (Bronllys area), Felin-fach (Llanfilo area), Talgarth 2,487
St Bilo, Llanfilo Medieval
St Gwendoline, Talgarth Medieval
Dan Yr Eppynt (union of the parishes of Aberyskir, Bettws, Dyffryn Honddu, Llandefaelog Fach, Llanfihangel Fechan, Llanfihangel Nantbran, Merthyr Cynog, Penpont, Trallwng)[43] SS Cynidr & Mary, Aberyscir Medieval M. Bailey Honddu Isaf, Merthyr Cynog, Trallong, Yscir 1,483
Bettws Penpont Parish Church Medieval? (1864)
St David, Trallwng Medieval
St Michael, Llanfihangel Nant-Bran Medieval (1882)
St Maelog, Llandefaelog Fach Medieval
St Michael, Llanfihangel Fechan c. 1790
St Cynog, Merthyr Cynog Medieval
Glasbury All Saints l/w Glasbury St Peter l/wLlowes l/w Clyro & Betws[44] St Peter, Glasbury Medieval (1837) D. Thomas Clyro, Glasbury (Glasbury area), Gwernyfed 2,327
Holy Trinity, Bettws Clyro Medieval (1878)
St Michael & All Angels, Clyro Medieval (C19th)
All Saints, Cwmbach 1882
St Meilig, Llowes Medieval (1853)
Hay l/w Llanigon l/w Capel-Y-Ffin[45] St Mary, Capel-y-Ffin Medieval (1762) R. Williams Hay, Llanigon 2,076
St Mary, Hay-on-Wye [13] Medieval
St John, Hay-on-Wye 1934 (C19th)
St Eigon, Llanigon Medieval
Llandefalle l/w Llyswen l/w Boughrood l/w Llanstephen l/w Talachddu[46] St Matthew, Llandefalle Medieval - Bronllys (Llyswen area), Felin-fach (Talachddu area), Glasbury (Boughrood area) 1,260
St Gwendoline, Llyswen Medieval (1863)
St Mary, Talachddu Medieval
St Steffan, Llanstephan Medieval
St Cynog, Boughrood Medieval? (1870)

Closed churches in the area

Church Location Founded (building) Closed
St Cattwg, Llanspyddid[47] Llanspyddid Medieval c. 2019
St John, Libanus[48] Libanus 1891
St Illtud, Mynydd Illtud[49] Mynydd Illtud 1920s
St Michael, Cathedine[50] Cathedine pre-C19th? (1868) pre-2010
St Maelog, Llandyfaelog Tre'r Graig[51] Llandyfaelog Tre'r Graig
St David, Garthbrengy[52] Llandyfaelog Fach Medieval pre-2014
Capel Dyffryn Honddu[53] Upper Chapel Medieval (C18th/19th)
St Cynog, Battle[54] Battle Medieval (1880)
St Tudor, Cefncoedycwmmer[55] Cefn-coed-y-cwmmer 1889 1936
St Cynog, Penderyn[56] Penderyn Medieval
Glangrwyney Mission Church[57] Glangrwyney pre-1918

Greater Gower Deanery

Benefice Churches Link Founded (building) Clergy Communities served Population served
Pont Gors Fawr (union of the parishes of Gowerton, Waunarllwydd) St John the Evangelist, Gowerton [14] [15] 1882 A. Pye
S. Rumbelow
Gowerton, Swansea Cockett (part) 12,297
St Barnabas, Waunarlwydd [16] 1888
Casllwchwr and Gorseinon (union of the parishes of Gorseinon, Loughor St David, Loughor St Michael)[58] St Catherine, Gorseinion [17] 1913 A. Morgan Gorseinon, Grovesend and Waungron, Llwchwr 18,958
St David, Loughor 1928
Penllergaer (union of the parishes of Penllergaer, Pontlliw)[59] St David, Penllergaer 1838 (1886) - Penllergaer, Pontlliw and Tircoed 5,397
Llandeilo Tal-Y-Bont (union of two parishes)[60] St Michael & All Angels, Pontardulais 1901 J. Gillibrand Pontardulais 6,281
St Teilo, Pontardulais 1851
Killay (union of the parishes of Killay St Hilary, Killay St Martin)[61] St Hilary, Killay [18] 1926 P. Gwynn Dunvant, Killay, Sketty (part), Three Crosses, Upper Killay 20,150
St Martin, Dunvant 1949
Tycoch[62] All Souls, Tycoch [19] 1957
Sketty (union of two parishes)[63] St Paul, Sketty [20] 1850 R. Davies-Hannen Sketty (part) 7,150
Holy Trinity, Sketty 1969
Three Cliffs (union of the parishes of Bishopston, Ilston, Nicholaston, Penmaen, Pennard)[64] St Teilo, Bishopston [21] [22] Medieval N. Doyle
P. Brooks
T. Ardouin
Bishopston, Ilston, Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton, Llanrhidian Higher, Llanrhidian Lower, Pennard, Penrice, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili 13,270
St Nicholas, Nicholaston Medieval (1894)
St John the Baptist, Penmaen Medieval (1855)
St Illtyd, Ilston Medieval
St Mary, Pennard Medieval (C16th?)
South West Gower (union of the parishes of Knelston, Llanddewi, Oxwich, Penrice, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili)[65] St Andrew, Penrice Medieval
St Cadoc, Port Eynon Medieval
St George, Reynoldston Medieval (1867)
St Mary the Virgin, Rhossili Medieval
St David, Llanddewi Medieval
St Illtyd, Oxwich Medieval
North Gower (union of the parishes of Cheriton, Gwernffrwd, Llangennith, Llanmadoc, Llanrhidian, Llanyrnewydd, Penclawdd)[66] St Cennydd, Llangennith Medieval
St Madoc, Llanmadoc Medieval
St Cadoc, Cheriton Medieval
SS Rhidian & Illtyd, Llanrhidian Medieval
St Gwynour, Llanyrnewydd Medieval (1850)
St David, Gwernffrwd
Llwynderw (union of two parishes)[67] Holy Cross, West Cross [23] 1956 J. Davies
H. Griffiths
Mumbles (Mayals ED) 2,676
Clyne Chapel, Blackpill 1907
Newton[68] St Peter, Newton 1903 C. Darvill Mumbles (Newton ED) 3,316
Oystermouth[69] All Saints, Oystermouth [24] Medieval K. Evans Mumbles (Oystermouth & West Cross EDs) 10,608
Norton Mission Church

Closed churches in the area

Church Location Founded (building) Closed
St Paul, Garden Village[21] Garden Village 1915 2002
Holy Trinity, Gorseinon[21] Gorseinon 1883 1979
St Maurice, Knelston[21] Knelston Medieval
St Illtyd, Penrice Penrice Medieval 1957
St Teilo, Llandeilo Tal-y-bont Pontardulais Medieval 1970
Wernffrwd Mission Church[21] Wernffrwd
St Anne, Pontlliw[70] Pontlliw 1909 post-2015
St Michael, Loughor[71] Llwchwr Medieval (1885) 2021
Penlan Church, Penclawdd Penclawdd 2021

Radnor and Builth Deanery

Benefice Churches Link Founded (building) Clergy Communities served Population served
Beacon Hill (union of the parishes of Beguildy, Bleddfa, Crugybyddar, Heyope, Llangynllo)[72] St David, Heyope [25] Medieval (1881) - Beguildy, Llangunllo 1,092
St Cynllo, Llangunllo Medieval (1878)
St Michael, Beguildy Medieval
St Mary Magdalene, Bleddfa Medieval
East Radnor (union of the parishes of Cascob, Knighton, Norton, Pilleth, Whitton)[73] St Michael, Cascob Medieval - Knighton, Presteigne (Norton area), Whitton 3,855
St Edward, Knighton Medieval? (C19th)
St David, Whitton Medieval
St Mary, Pilleth Medieval
New Radnor l/w Llanfihangel Nantmelan l/w Evancoyd l/w Gladestry l/w Colva[74] St David, Colva Medieval R. Storer Gladestry (Gladestry area), New Radnor, Old Radnor (Evancoyd area) 985
St Mary, Gladestry Medieval
St Michael, Llanfihangel Nantmelan Medieval (1846)
St Peter, Evancoyd 1887
St Mary, New Radnor Medieval (1845)
Blaenau Irfon (union of the parishes of Beulah, Llanddewi, Llandulais-in-Tir-Abad, Llanfihangel Abergwessin, Llanwrtyd, Llanwrtyd Wells)[75] Lamb of God, Beulah [26] 1867 P. Letson Cilmery, Disserth and Trecoed (Cwmbach area), Llanafanfawr, Llangamarch, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llanyre (Newbridge-on-Wye area), Treflys 3,966
St James, Llanwrtyd Wells 1896
St David, Llanwrtyd Medieval
Irfon Valley (union of the parishes of Llanfechan, Llangammarch, Llanganten, Llanlleonfel)[76] Llanlleonfel Parish Church Medieval? (1876)
St Cadmarch, Llangammarch Wells Medieval (1916)
St Cannen, Llanganten Medieval
St Afan, Llanafan Fechan Medieval (1866)
Upper Wye (union of the parishes of Cwmbach Llechryd, Llanafan Fawr, Llanfihangel Brynpabuan, Newbridge-on-Wye)[77] All Saints, Newbridge-on-Wye 1883
St Michael & All Angels, Llanfihangel Brynpabuan Medieval? (C19th?)
St John the Divine, Cwmbach Llechryd 1887
St Afan, Llanafan Fawr Medieval
Buallt (union of the parishes of Alltmawr, Builth Wells, Llanddewi'r Cwm, Llangynog, Llanynys, Maesmynis)[78] St Mary, Builth Wells [27] Medieval - Builth, Duhonw, Erwood (Alltmawr area) 3,077
St David, Llanddewi'r Cwm Medieval
St David, Maesmynis Medieval (1878)
St David, Llanynis Medieval
St Mauritius, Alltmawr Medieval (C18th?)
Colwyn (union of the parishes of Bettws Disserth, Cregrina, Glascombe, Llanelwedd, Llanfaredd, Llansantffraed-in-Elwel, Rhulen)[79] St David, Rhulen Medieval L. Watson Aberedw (Rhulen area), Glascwm, Llanelwedd 1,092
St Mary, Llanfaredd Medieval
St Mary, Bettws Disserth Medieval? (1883)
St Bridget, Llansantffraed-in-Elwel Medieval (1896)
St David, Glascwm Medieval
St David, Cregrina Medieval
St Matthew, Llanelwedd Medieval
The Erwood Group (union of the parishes of Gwenddwr, Aberedw, Crickadarn, Llanbadarn y Garreg, Llandeilo Graban) l/w The Painscastle Group (union of the parishes of Llanddewi Fach, Newchurch, Bryngwyn, Painscastle)[80] St Dubricius, Gwenddwr Medieval (1886) P. Keown Aberedw (Aberedw area), Erwood (Erwood area), Gladestry (Newchurch area), Painscastle 1,059
St Mary, Crickadarn Medieval
St Padarn, Llanbadarn y Garreg Medieval?
St Cewydd, Aberedw Medieval
St Teilo, Llandeilo Graban Medieval
St Michael, Bryngwyn Medieval
St Peter, Llanbedr Medieval
St David, Llanddewi Fach Medieval (1860)
St Mary, Newchurch Medieval? (1857)
Glan Ithon (union of the parishes of Cefnllys, Diserth, Howey, Llandrindod, Llanfihangel Helygen, Llanyre)[81] Old Parish Church, Llandrindod Wells [28] Medieval (1894) A. Perrin
B. Curnow
P. Letson
Disserth and Trecoed (Disserth area), Llandrindod Wells, Llanyre (Llanyre area), Penybont (Cefnllys area) 6,713
Holy Trinity, Llandrindod Wells 1871
St Michael, Cefnllys Medieval
St Cewydd, Disserth Medieval
St David, Howey c. 1880 (1904)
St Llyr, Llanyre Medieval? (1887)
St Michael, Llanfihangel Helygen Medieval
The Ithon Valley (union of the parishes of Abbey Cwmhir, Llananno, Llanbadarn Fawr, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llanbister, Llanddewi Ystradenni, Llandegley, Llanfihangel Rhydithon, West Radnor)[82] St Michael, Llanfihangel Rhydithon [29] Medieval (1891) L. Morgan
L. McKeown
Abbey Cwmhir, Llanbadarn Fawr, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llanbister, Llanddewi Ystradenni, Llanfihangel Rhydithon, Penybont (Llandegley area) 2,376
St Mary the Virgin, Abbeycwmhir Medieval (1866)
St Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr Medieval (1879)
St Tecla, Llandegley Medieval (1876)
St Padarn, Llanbadarn Fynydd Medieval (1894)
St Cynllo, Llanbister Medieval
St David, Llanddewi Ystradenni Medieval (1890)
Gwastedyn (union of the parishes of Cwmdauddwr, Llanwrthwl, Nantmel, Rhayader, St Harmon, Ysfa)[83] St Gwrthwl, Llanwrthwl Medieval (1875) L. Sharpe
M. Ronicle
L. McKeown
Llanwrthwl, Nantmel, Rhayader, St Harmon, Cwmdauddwr, Elan Valley 3,509
St Garmon, St Harmon ??? (1821)
St Clement, Rhayader Medieval (1897)
St Cynllo, Nantmel Medieval (1792)
St Mark, Yr Hysfa 1870
Nantgwyllt Chapel, Cwmdauddwr pre-1840 (1903)
St Bride, Llansantffraed Cwmdauddwr pre-C19th (1865)

Closed churches in the area

Church Location Founded (building) Closed
St Anno, Llananno[84] Llanbister Medieval (1877) c. 2019
St Andrew, Norton[85] Presteigne Medieval c. 2019
St Peter, Crugybyddar[86] Beguildy 1855 pre-2011
St David, Llandulais-in-Tirabad[87] Tirabad 1716 c. 2010
St Michael, Llanfihangel Abergwesyn[88] Abergwesyn Medieval (1871) 1964
St David, Abergwesyn[89] Abergwesyn 1871
St Cynog, Llangynog[90] Duhonw Medieval (1882) 1916


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