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.
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.
Below are the Weekly Messages from Rev. Duncan Walker 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.
30th August 2020
12th 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
13th 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.
ON FRIDAY 15TH OF MAY WE DELIVERED OVER 200 SCRUB BAGS FOR THE LOCAL NHS. WELL DONE LADIES.
30th August 2020
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
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.
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.