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Discover the beauty of South Wales church life

Welcome

Churches Unlocked Festival 2024 will be coming to churches in the Diocese of Llandaff from 1st - 9th June.

Churches Unlocked: Hidden Gems will be in the Diocese of Monmouth from 8th - 16th June.

Join us in churches across South Wales as we celebrate history, heritage and today's lively communities in our churches.

Events

  • Fundraising Coffee Morning
    Fundraising Coffee Morning
    Sat, 01 Jun
    St Ceinwyr's Church
    01 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    01 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    On Saturday 1st June, 11am – 2pm we are having a fund-raising coffee morning. All monies raised will be shared equally between St Cein’s Church and Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.
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  • The Jazz Concert
    The Jazz Concert
    Sat, 01 Jun
    St John's Church, Newton, CF36 5PD
    01 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 15:00
    St John's Church, Newton, CF36 5PD, Church St, Porthcawl CF36 5PD, UK
    01 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 15:00
    St John's Church, Newton, CF36 5PD, Church St, Porthcawl CF36 5PD, UK
    Chris Shaw will perform on the first Saturday of the Festival at 2pm. Chris is well known in Porthcawl as a sax and guitar player. He has been a professional musician since 2006. He divides his time between France and the UK. This concert is free of charge.
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  • Stained Glass Window Talk
    Stained Glass Window Talk
    Sun, 02 Jun
    St Catherine's Church, Canton
    02 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Catherine's Church, Canton, Kings Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9DE, UK
    02 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Catherine's Church, Canton, Kings Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9DE, UK
    Join Ruth on a talk about Sir Ninian Comper's Stained Glass Window and other memorials commemorating those from the parish of Canton who fell during WW2.
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  • Fabric Talk and Exhibition
    Fabric Talk and Exhibition
    Mon, 03 Jun
    St Catherine's Church, Canton
    03 Jun 2024, 13:30 – 14:15
    St Catherine's Church, Canton, Kings Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9DE, UK
    03 Jun 2024, 13:30 – 14:15
    St Catherine's Church, Canton, Kings Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9DE, UK
    'We care about the building fabric of our church but what about other fabrics such as altar linen, vestments, wall hangings, banner and Bishop's copes?' A talk and discussion by Mr John Gates.
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  • Evening of Mindfulness
    Evening of Mindfulness
    Mon, 03 Jun
    St Ceinwyr's Church
    03 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    03 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    For those looking for a temporary reprieve from hectic life please join us in calm self led meditation within the peaceful stillness of our ancient stones and tranquil landscape. No requirements simply an opportunity to ‘just be’.
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  • Forget Me Not Café
    Forget Me Not Café
    Tue, 04 Jun
    St Edward's Church
    04 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    St Edward's Church, Westville Rd, Cardiff CF23 5DE, UK
    04 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    St Edward's Church, Westville Rd, Cardiff CF23 5DE, UK
    All are welcome to the Forget Me Not Café on Tuesday afternoon with the Ukulele Nights Band.
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  • Organ Recital
    Organ Recital
    Tue, 04 Jun
    St John's Church, Llanblethian, CF71 7JF
    04 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 17:00
    St John's Church, Llanblethian, CF71 7JF, Church Rd, Cowbridge CF71, UK
    04 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 17:00
    St John's Church, Llanblethian, CF71 7JF, Church Rd, Cowbridge CF71, UK
    Hear familiar organ pieces played by Canon Graham Holcombe and enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake.
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  • Afternoon Tours
    Afternoon Tours
    Wed, 05 Jun
    St Margaret's Church, Mountain Ash
    05 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    St Margaret's Church, Mountain Ash, 4DA, Dyffryn Rd, Mountain Ash CF45 4DA, UK
    05 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    St Margaret's Church, Mountain Ash, 4DA, Dyffryn Rd, Mountain Ash CF45 4DA, UK
    Enjoy a tour of the beautiful church in Mountain Ash.
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  • Who was Saint Ceinwyr?
    Who was Saint Ceinwyr?
    Wed, 05 Jun
    St Ceinwyr's Church
    05 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 19:30
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    05 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 19:30
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    Angela Darke will give us an insight into the life of St Ceinwyr.
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  • The Penylan Singers
    The Penylan Singers
    Thu, 06 Jun
    St Edward's Church
    06 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    St Edward's Church, Westville Rd, Cardiff CF23 5DE, UK
    06 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    St Edward's Church, Westville Rd, Cardiff CF23 5DE, UK
    Come and listen to the wonderful Community Choir, The Penylan Singers.
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  • Summer Fayre
    Summer Fayre
    Fri, 07 Jun
    St George's Church, Cwmparc, CF42 6NB
    07 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    St George's Church, Cwmparc, CF42 6NB, Tallis St, Treorchy CF42 6NB, UK
    07 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    St George's Church, Cwmparc, CF42 6NB, Tallis St, Treorchy CF42 6NB, UK
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  • Gardening as Therapy
    Gardening as Therapy
    Sat, 08 Jun
    St Edward's Church
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    St Edward's Church, Westville Rd, Cardiff CF23 5DE, UK
    08 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    St Edward's Church, Westville Rd, Cardiff CF23 5DE, UK
    St Edward's believe in gardening as therapy. All are welcome to sit, chat, weed and plant in the church grounds. The organ will also be playing in the church for the majority of day.
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  • 'An Afternoon for Classic Relaxation' by the Sal Ensemble
    'An Afternoon for Classic Relaxation' by the Sal Ensemble
    Sun, 09 Jun
    St John's Church, Llanblethian, CF71 7JF
    09 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 17:00
    St John's Church, Llanblethian, CF71 7JF, Church Rd, Cowbridge CF71, UK
    09 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 17:00
    St John's Church, Llanblethian, CF71 7JF, Church Rd, Cowbridge CF71, UK
    A concert by pupils of Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend featuring some well-known classics performed by soloists and small ensembles, as well as premieres of pupils’ compositions. Refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.
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  • Concert by Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir
    Concert by Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir
    Sun, 09 Jun
    St Ceinwyr's Church
    09 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    09 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    St Ceinwyr's Church, Bridgend CF32 8RX, UK
    Come and listen to the beautiful harmonies reverberate within our ancient stone church as the wonderful Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir entertain us. For further information or to book your place at an evening event please contact email chris-r-e@hotmail.co.uk or call 01656 871857
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