our team

The Parish of Merthyr Tydfil, St David and Abercanaid is an Anglican Christian Church within The Church in Wales. The Parish has four churches, St David's, St Tydfil's Well, Ss Peter & Paul and St Tydfil's Old Parish Church, with a team of dedicated ordained and lay people who work to serve the Mission in this place.


Priest-in-charge Fr Mark has been in Ministry since 1988. He moved to Merthyr in 2013 and is responsible for the services and day-to-day running of the Parish. Fr Mark likes cars and bikes.

Tel: 01685 553529

E: prevtherev@sky.com 

Fr John Hughes

After retiring from a long and distinguished ministry, Fr John Hughes missed parish life and felt called to join us as an Associate Priest. We are delighted to have his wisdom and experience.  

Tel: 01685 555374

E: fr.johnhughesssc@hotmail.co.uk

ken lewis

Reader Ken Lewis preaches and leads services. He is also a musician and songwriter and is the editor of the Parish magazine Highway.

E: highwaystdavid@netscape.net


dorothy evans

Churchwarden to Priest-in-Charge Fr Mark, Dorothy Evans helps to organise social and fund-raising events in the Parish.

E: dorothy137@btinternet.com



Churchwarden to the Parish congregation, Ian Hopkins is also a senior member of St David's choir.

E: ianandjudy@tesco.net

Sue Morris & Jeff Davies

Sue Morris and Jeff Davies are the Church sub-wardens at St Tydfil's Well, Quar and assist with all activities.

Tel: 01685 377682 or 382017 



Dr Chris is the Director of Music and choir master at St David's Parish Church and welcomes new choristers.

E: dr.chriswilkinson@hotmail.co.uk

Mothers' union

Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity whose Patron is Her Majesty the Queen. Meetings take place at St David's at 2pm on Monday.

E: help@parishofmerthyrtydfil.com

Liz Lewis

Liz handles St Tydfil's concert and activity bookings as well as queries on parish records dating back to 1741. 

E: liz.lewis.merthyr@gmail.com

sunday school

Sunday School takes place at St Tydfil's Well, Quar during Holy Eucharist which starts at 11am each Sunday. Messy Church takes place every quarter at St Tydfil's.

E: help@parishofmerthyrtydfil.com