Places of Worship

Churches and Chapels in the Local Area

Local Churches

The Church in Wales Crucorney Parish consists of three churches, St Michael’s in the village of Llanvihangel Crucorney, St Martin’s at Cwmyoy and St David’s at Llanthony. It is in the North Monmouthshire Rural Ministry Area in the Monmouth Diocese.

Since church congregations have been able to meet again post the 2020 Covid 19 lockdown, the three churches have been having one combined service:

11am Sunday Eucharist service at St Michael’s.

Both St Martin’s and St David’s are open daily for private prayer and visitors. Any additional special services are posted on local notice boards, What’s on Crucorney and on Facebook.

Following the sudden death of our longstanding Priest in Charge, the Rev’d Derek Young the Area Dean, FR Julian Gray has assumed responsibility for the parish. For Baptisms, weddings, funerals or any other pastoral care please contact Fr. Julian Gray, Priest-in-Charge of Llantilio Pertholey, Bettws and Llanddewi Skirrid, Area Dean of Abergavenny 01873 859881 mardyvicarage@crucorney

The churchwarden for the parish is John Pavett who can be contacted on: 01873 890865 johnpavett@aol.com

Major organisational changes are planned for the Diocese of Monmouth during the year ahead. Ministry Areas are being established throughout the Monmouth Diocese and, here in north east Monmouthshire, the intention is for the benefices of Llanfihangel Crucorney, Llantilio Pertholey, Llandewi Rhydderch, Llantilio Crosenny and Grosmont to unite, creating a single Ministry area making us in effect a single parish with shared governance and finances. Fr Julian Gray will become the Team Leader (Rector) of the new Ministry Area.

Further information on the Ministry Area plans may be found on the Diocesan website: https://monmouth.churchinwales.org.uk

Local Chapels

The community is also served by several chapels, Zoar Baptist at Pandy, Tabernacle Baptist in Grwyne Fawr, Bettws Chapel, and the Chapel at Capel-y-ffin that gives the hamlet its name.  There is also St Mary’s Church at Capel-y-ffin, part of the Parish of Hay with Llanigon and Capel-y-ffin, and St Issui’s at Partrishow in the Parish of The Vale of Grwynne.  Each has its own interesting story and you can find more information using the links to the right.