Merthyr Cynog Church

Reverend Caroline Owen has been the Vicar of the Dan yr Epynt Benefice since Sept 2012, of which the churches of St Cynog Merthyr Cynog and St Cynog Dyffryn Hondduare a part of. They are two of eight churches- the others being Trallong, Penpont, Llanfiangel Nant Bran, Lower Chapel and Aberyscir- that make up the Dan yr Epynt Benefice.


Merthyr Cynog Church TowerBy tradition the church at Merthyr Cynog is the burial place of St Cynog, the son of Brychan, who established a settlement here before 500 A.D. It was reputedly a ‘clas’, a native Christian church in early medieval Wales. More can be found on the church and its history on the Clwyd-Powys Archeological Trust website.

In the 1291 Taxatio it was termed ‘Ecclesia de Merthir’ and had the remarkably high value of œ30, implying a church of exceptional status.

Merthyr Cynog Church In addition to regular services there are traditional thanksgivings and celebrations  such as harvest, Easter and Christmas. Local weddings here at the church truly unite the community and show off the beauty of this ancient church and its grounds.


Upper Chapel – First Sunday in every month at 9.15

Merthyr Cynog – Fourth Sunday in every month at 9.15

December Upper Chapel Service will be at 6.00 pm and will be the Carol Service

For more information please contact Rev Caroline Owen on 01874 409291 or email


There is always a warm welcome for all- feel free to get in touch.


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