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.
8am Communion (1984 version)
11am Holy Communion
6pm Parish Evensong
(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.
All services are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
The Rev Dr Duncan Walker is offering a recording of daily prayers by email to all parishioners. If you wish to receive this email, please contact the Vicar.
Below are his weekly messages to the Parish.
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.
17th May 2020
Easter 5 Rogation Sunday
O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
A prayer for those affected by coronavirus
God, our rock and shield, we pray for our community and country, and all nations and places in our world, as many endure the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. For those who are ill, grant healing; for those who mourn the death of loved ones, bring comfort; for those who care for the sick, grant strength and endurance; for those who are isolated or whose livelihoods are threatened, give courage and hope; for all who take difficult decisions, from governments to health practitioners, give wisdom and compassion to accompany the knowledge and experience that they bring. Deliver us from this disease, we pray, and enable all nations and communities to grow in collaboration and unity. We pray in Jesus' name, in the unity of the Spirit, Amen.
17th May 2020
Weekly message from the Vicar
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.
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 or email
Parish School Officers
Susan Oates and Karen Evans: 749738
Easter 5 Rogation Sunday- 17th May 2020
ON FRIDAY 15TH OF MAY WE DELIVERED OVER 200 SCRUB BAGS FOR THE LOCAL NHS. WELL DONE LADIES.
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
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.
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.