Welcome to the website for the Roman Catholic Parishes of the Pontypridd Deanery.


Last night the UK government announced further measures to control the spread of the virus; among these measures is the closing of places of worship.

So, with great sadness, we have to announce that all Catholic churches have to close even for individual, private prayer.

But priests will continue to offer private Holy Mass every day for you and your intentions and, where possible, live stream these Masses. 

There are many parishes within our diocese, including two in our deanery that live stream. If you wish to follow a Mass that is being streamed live, the deanery website has a list of all the local parishes which have this facility. Visit our deanery Stay Connected page for more details.

The following Churches form our Deanery:

St Thomas, Abercynon

St. Joseph's, Aberdare

St Peter’s, Bargoed

St Helen’s, Caerphilly

St Therese of Lisieux, Hirwaun

Parish of Merthyr Tydfil

St Aloysius, Merthyr Tydfil

St Benedict's, Merthyr Vale;

St Illtyd's, Merthyr Tydfil

St Mary's, Merthyr Tydfil

Our Lady of Lourdes, Mountain Ash

All Hallows, Llantrisant

St Gabriel & Raphael, Tonypandy

St Dyfrig’s, Treforest

St Mary Magdalene, Ynyshir


Are you new to our Deanery? You are very welcome. If you have recently moved to the area, please make yourself known to the parish priest.

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Pontypridd Deanery is part of the RC Archdiocese of Cardiff, UK Registered Charity No. 242380.