Village Churches & Parish Hall

The Parish of Pentyrch and Capel Llanilltern is situated six miles in the suburbs of the City of Cardiff and the Parish is in the Diocese of Llandaff.

Within the parish, we have three churches (St. Catwg’s in Pentyrch, St. Ellteryn’s in Capel Llanilltern and St. David’s in Groesfaen. We also have a Church Hall in Creigiau which once a month is used for a family Eucharist Service. The Church Hall is also used for other parish functions as well as be available to hire for private parties.


St Catwg’s Church, Pentyrch

The history of Christianity within Pentyrch dates back to the years of Catwg (often called Cadoc or Cadog) in the early years of the 6th century. Catwg was then Abbot of the monastery at Llancarfan, and he or one of his followers set up a cell in Pentyrch. Consecrated in 1857, St Catwg’s Church is a Grade II Listed Building. Service Times and Historical Details


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St Catwg’s Church
Church Road
CF15 9QF

St David’s Church, Groesfaen

Saint David’s Church, Groesfaen was consecrated in AD 1892 by the Bishop of Llandaff, and is the “daughter church” of St. Catwg’s in Pentyrch. There is an hypothesis that the Church was built by the local gentry to rival the church built by Judge Gwylym Rhys-Williams in Miskin. The Dunnes of Croffta and the Martens from Henstaff Court were the benefactors. St David’s serves as the Parish Church of Creigiau as well as Groesfaen. Service Times and Historical Details 


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St David’s Church
Llantrisant Road
CF72 8NS

St Ellteyrn’s Church, Capel Llanilltern

The present listed building dates from AD 1862 but the site is perhaps one of the oldest Christian religious sites in Wales, and incorporates the Vendumaglus stone dating back to the 5th century. The site is visited by Arthurians who consider that Gwenhwyfar (wife of Arthur) was buried there. It’s built in the warmest and most sheltered spot in the parish with is own spring nearby.  Service Times and Historical Details


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St Ellteyrn’s Church
Capel Llanilltern

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Creigiau Church Hall
Cardiff Road Creigiau CARDIFF CF15 9NL

The Pentyrch Churches of The Garth Ministry Area is a simple, joyful and inclusive Christian community. The worship, prayer and events we offer reflect our love of Jesus and all God’s people, near and far. Whatever your background, whatever you may be feeling, however often or infrequently, we would love you to join us.

“See I have written your name on the palm of my hands” Isaiah 49:16 


In our Ministry Area we work hard to think creatively about our worship, so that it can hold the traditional and modern in a wonderful balance, thereby igniting a sense of God’s grace, joy and hope amongst us all. 

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours.” 

Mark 11:24