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Places_of_Worship

Like many other parts of the country the Places of worship in The Garw Valley are now not so well supported as in years gone by indeed a lot of the places of worship have now disappeared and more are going all the time.
I suppose that we are not the only place in Wales or indeed the UK where some of these magnificent buildings are disappearing or are being put to different uses so I'm happy to put on record the ones that are at least still standing in the Valley.

(Thanks to Rev David Mortimore, Vicar of Llangeinor and the Garw Valley for help with this information)

Tabernacle

The Tabernacle

Katie Street ,
Blaengarw
Built circa 1891
The Tabernacle is on the main road through the valley and is the Northern most place of worship.


Bethania.

Herbert Street,
Blaengarw.
Built circa 1890.
Bethania is a welsh baptist church and is just off the main road sadly now it is falling into ruin.
Bethania


St.James

St James' Church

Church Street,
Blaengarw.
( Closed as a place of worship in June 2004 :sold for residential use)


Garw Valley Links

(Christian Spirt Filled Fellowship)

At the present time there are no church or chapel buildings in use in Blaengarw. Since November 2001 Garw Valley Links, a Christian Spirit filled fellowship, has been meeting on Sundays in the Blaengarw OAP Community Centre. You can find out more about their work on www.garwvalleylinks.org.uk
Photograph_kindly_supplied_by_Pastor_David_Rhodes


Mount Zion Church

King Edward Street,
Blaengarw.
Built Circa 1904
Mount Zion church is again on the main road and is now falling again into ruin.
Mount_Zion


Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Victoria Street,
Pontycymer,
Built circa 1913.
Bethlehem is one of the newest places of worship but unlike most of the others in the valley is quite ' Modern ' in style but this beautiful little chapel but like many others is now in a very poor state and sadly is always boarded up.
Note: Since this Photograph has been taken this church has been demolished


St David's Church

St David's Street
Pontycymer.
St David's church is again in a more modern style and is one of the few places of worship that is just off the main road.Built 1910/1911
More Photos of St. Davids
St.Davids



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