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.

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.

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. 

5th April 2020

Palm Sunday

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. 


5th April 2020

Mothers Union

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

Unfortunately the Lenten Lunch has been cancelled. 

Church Trip

At Pam Kelly's invitation, we are planning a trip to the Police Headquarters in Cwmbran on the 22nd May for a behind the scenes in-sight into policing today. There will also be an oppor-tunity for a meal at the Prince on return for those who wish it. We should be grateful for names of all those interested in order to ascertain costs. 

The lists are in the church porches. 

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.

Healing Services

We have these at both churches at the mid-week services on the first Wednesday of the month. In addition, there will not be Healing as part of the 6pm service on the third Sunday of the month at St James’. 

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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Weekly message from the Vicar

Palm Sunday - 5th April 2020
Hymn - Love Unknown

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 Love Unknown for you to enjoy. There are subtitles so you can sing from home if you wish. Our thanks to Joshua Xerri and Georgina Podd.

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.

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 on 01656 741543 or email vann651@btinternet.com

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 School Officers 

Susan Oates and Karen Evans: 749738

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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