Welcome, and thank you for visiting The Parish of Pyle and Kenfig. 

The Parish consists of two churches, St James in Pyle and St Mary Magdalene in Kenfig. There is also a Parish Hall in Pyle. The Parish serves the communities of Pyle, North and South Cornelly, Mawdlam and Kenfig.

Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. 

St. James
Service Times



8am        Communion (1984 version)

11am      Holy Communion

6pm        Parish Evensong



10am      Holy Communion


(Except on 2nd Sunday in the month when there is evening Eucharist)

St. Mary Magdalene Service Times



9.30 am     Sung Communion



11am          Holy Communion


If anyone wants to see the Vicar they should attend the 11 am service at Pyle on a Sunday, when they can talk to Rev Duncan Walker immediately afterwards.

St Mary Magdalene will be open Sunday 9.30 to 10.30am for Private Prayers, St James will be open 11am to 12 noon for Holy Communion

St James will be  open Wednesday 10am to 10.30am for Holy Communion, St Mary Magdalene will be open 11.00 to 11.30am for Holy Communion.

Our Mission

The Parish of Pyle and Kenfig is passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with our community. This is something the two churches have been doing for more than a thousand years. We believe that the love of God in His Son Jesus Christ is crucial for us and the community in which we live. Please join us as we make our daily journey with Jesus. 

18th October 2020

19th Sunday after Trinity


LET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

A prayer for those affected by coronavirus 

Love never fails

Even in the darkest moments, love gives hope. 

Love compels us to fight against coronavirus alongside our sisters and brothers living in poverty.

Love compels us to stand together in prayer with our neighbours near and far.

Love compels us to give and act as one. 

Now, it is clear that our futures are bound together more tightly than ever before. 

As we pray in our individual homes – around the nation and around the world – we are united as one family.

So, let us pause and find a moment of peace, as we lift up our hearts together in prayer.


Weekly message from the Vicar

19th Sunday after Trinity
Hymn - Thine be the Glory

One of the things many people miss while the churches are closed is the chance to sing our favourite hymns. One of our parishioners, helped by clever computer software, the internet and his girlfriend, has recorded the hymn Thine be the Glory for you to enjoy. There are subtitles so you can sing from home if you wish. Our thanks to Joshua Xerri and Georgina Podd.

Harvest Sale

As the Summer and Winter Fairs as well as the Harvest Supper are not possible this year, the Social Sub Committee has decided to hold a Harvest Sale to raise funds and make good use of this year's harvest produce. If you would like to purchase any of the items below, please ring Vanessa (mob. 07817 787544) or Jan (mob. 07813 095778) by Monday 19th October to place your orders. 

Produce can be collected from the Church Hall on Saturday 24th October between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. or, if collection is impossible, can be delivered. Thank you, as always, for your support. 

Tarts (Apple, Apple & Blackberry, Rhubarb or Gooseberry) £3.00 

Crumbles (Apple, Apple & Blackberry, Rhubarb, Gooseberry or Blackcurrant) £3.00 

Individual Crumbles (as above) £1.50 

Tarts and crumbles in foil dishes for freezing if desired

Preserves £3.00 or 2 for £5.00 

Beetroot Chutney 

Old Fashioned Tomato Chutney 

Lemon Marmalade 

Orange Marmalade 

Orange & Whiskey Marmalade 

Orange & Ginger Marmalade 

Crab Apple Jelly 

Blackcurrant Jam 

Mini Crab Apple Jelly £1.50 

Mini Lemon Curd £1.50 

6 Welsh Cakes £1.00 

4 Coffee & Walnut Cupcakes £2.00 

6 Lemon Drizzle Squares £2.00 

6 Jam & Coconut Squares £2.00 

6 Fruit Scones £2.00 

6 Wholemeal Scones £2.00 

2020 Vision

Bishop June plans for next year to be a special time of pilgrimage and exploration. We have special journeys planned to the Cathedral and to the Gower. It is all part of the plan to tell the special and joyous story of Jesus. To be aware of this ourselves and to share it with our communities.


18th October 2020

Diocesan Conference

At the Diocesan Conference on Saturday 26th of October it was announced that on 31st of December 2021, at the very latest, the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig will cease to be an independent parish. It will be put into the larger area ministry of Porthcawl, Margam, Pyle with Kenfig and Kenfig Hill. More details will follow. 

​Macmillan Coffee Morning

This was held on 24th Sept and raised £312. Vanessa wants to thank everyone for their support. 

Mothers Union

After advice from Mary Sumner House and the Diocese, all Mothers Union Events in the Parish are suspended. 

Used stamps

Dawn collects used stamps to help animal welfare charities. If you could collect your stamps and bring them to church they will be greatly appreciated. Together, we can make a difference.

Gift Aid

This is a way of increasing your giving by 25% without it costing you a penny. If you pay tax, then have a word with one of the Wardens. It is a simple matter of signing a form, and then when you put in your collection envelope, the Government adds 25% without it costing you anything. 

Motor Neurone Disease 

As you know John and Sue Roberts have raised thousands of pounds to fight this disease and give support to those who are suffering from it. They are now selling royal mail stamps, to raise some funds. So please support them. 

Lay Ministry Group

I am very grateful to those who feel called to be part of the ministry in the parish. Many people tell me how much they appreciate their input. Thank you for your support and prayers. I feel that all they do is such a blessing.

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Parish Pastoral Officer 

If you would like a parish visit, or Home Communion, Heather would like you to talk to you about this.  Please contact Heather Vann by phoning 01656 741543.

Parish School Officers 

Susan Oates and Karen Evans: 749738

Parish Safeguarding Officer

If you have any worries about the well being of the Vulnerable, of whatever age, please speak to Dave Xerri on 01656 748548 or email dave@xerri.wales

Parish Food Bank

There are baskets at both churches, in the porch. We are trying to make a difference in the lives of parishioners who cannot even manage to buy the basics for themselves and their families.

We have been collecting food for several years, so that you know that if ever you feel you can help then there is always a basket for you to deposit your food in.

Together we can make a difference. 

© 2020 Parish of Pyle and Kenfig                                      St James Pyle                                                 St Mary Magdalene

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